LME Week

LME Week is the annual gathering of the global metals community in London. Representatives from the entire supply chain meet to discuss current trends in metals markets, what to expect for the year ahead, and to network with industry peers and colleagues.

Images from LME Metals Seminar 2017

LME Week 2018

The London Metal Exchange hosts three official flagship events, the LME Metals Seminar, the Annual Dinner, and the inaugural LME Focus Day – a brand new event for LME Week 2018.


Monday 8 October 2018

The seminar kick starts LME Week and covers all aspects of the ever-changing market including the global economy, market trends and issues facing the metal industry today. It always features high-profile speakers, interactive panel discussions as well as an exhibition suite, and has an international attendance of over 600 which keeps growing.

Please check back soon for programme and speaker updates.

Tickets are now on sale and a 15% early bird discount is available until Monday 16 July.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
Find out about the benefits of sponsoring the LME Metals Seminar and what opportunities are still available.

The agenda will be released in the coming months. Check back for updates on our hot topic panel discussions and expert speakers.

Event information
Find out about the venue, travel and accommodation during LME Week.

View videos and presentations from the LME Metals Seminar 2017.  

LME Annual Dinner 

Tuesday 9 October 2018

The Annual Dinner is an invitation-only event attended by international VIP guests of the LME and its members. 

Tables are available to purchase by LME members, warehousing companies, ISVs and sponsors of the LME Metals Seminar. A limited number of individual tickets are also available. For further information, please email us.

LME Focus Day

Thursday 11 October 2018

The LME Focus Day is a new free-to-attend event comprised of four individually bookable sessions focused on hot topics and new initiatives from the LME.

Find out more about this new event

LME Focus Session 1: Ferrous
08.30 – 10.30
This session will give insight into how the LME ferrous contracts are evolving. We’ll also be outlining the new products set to launch soon, expanding the ferrous suite further.

LME Focus Session 2: Electric Vehicles
10.30 – 13.00
This session will share updates on discussions around electric vehicle battery materials and how the LME can serve the industry’s evolving risk management requirements.

LME Focus Session 3: Brexit
13.00 – 15.00
This session will focus on Brexit, its potential impact on LME markets and activities, and the Exchange’s regulatory response.

LME Focus Session 4: VaR / Clearing
15.00 – 17.00
This session will delve into the workings of VaR (Value at Risk) margin methodology to be implemented by LME Clear in 2019.

Future dates

LME Metals Seminar LME Dinner
8 October 2018 9 October 2018
28 October 2019 29 October 2019
19 October 2020 20 October 2020
11 October 2021 12 October 2021

Contact us

For further information please email our LME Events team.