LME Metals Seminar - Virtual Agenda

Monday 19 October 2020

09.00 - Welcome address

Gay Huey Evans, Chairman, London Metal Exchange

09.10 - LME update

Matthew Chamberlain CEO, London Metal Exchange

09.25 - Industry address

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance

09.45 – Global economic outlook

Janet Henry, Global Chief Economist, HSBC 

10.10 - Break

10.15 - The Metals Debate

  • Aluminium – Eoin Dinsmore, Research Manager, CRU Group
  • Copper – Natasha Kaneva, Head of Metals Research & Strategy, JP Morgan
  •  Gold – Rhona O’Connell, Head of Market Analysis, EMEA and Asia regions, StoneX
  • Lead – Tom Mulqueen, Head of Research, AMT
  • Nickel – Edward Meir, Consultant, ED&F Man
  • Zinc – Max Layton, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Commodities Research, Citi

Moderator: Andrea Hotter, Special Correspondent, Fastmarkets 

11.20 - Break

11.25 – Sustainability: moving forwards in the transition to a sustainable industry

In this panel, we’ll discuss the practicalities of driving real change in metals and mining, what the wider industry can do to support producers, and what the next big focus area for ESG will be.

  • What are the sustainability issues that the market cares about, and how does this differ depending on market segment?
  • If there is a lack of consensus on priorities, how does this affect the metals and mining industry’s ability to drive real change?
  • Much of the work involved in any change falls on producers – what can the rest of the industry do to help?
  • The industry focus was on human rights and conflict minerals and has moved to carbon emissions, what’s the next big topic?

Moderator: Neil Hume, Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times

• Chris Bayliss, Deputy Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute
• Harald Friedl, Sector Lead, Climate Champions
• Andrew Karsh, Portfolio Manager Fixed Income & Commodities, CalPERS
• Andrea Vaccari, Director Responsible Production Frameworks & Sustainability, Freeport McMoRan

12.15 – Diversity and inclusion: making positive change for our industry

  • Metals and mining and financial services are both recognising the need for change. Why now, and how can we keep diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda in the ever-increasing CSR conversation?
  • How will prioritising social responsibility and investing in a diverse workforce reshape our industry?
  • What practical steps do we need to take to deliver positive change?
  • What impact has the global pandemic had on moving forward with D&I strategy?
  • Case studies of organisations “doing it right”

Moderator: Gay Huey Evans, Chairman, LME

• Carole Cable, Partner, Brunswick and Chair, Women in Mining UK
• Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American
• Pamela Jones, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Genesis Consultancy

13.00 - Close

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