Hear from industry experts on responsible business in the metals markets, the global economic outlook, the EV revolution and the ever-popular Metals Debate in the videos from 2019’s LME Metals Seminar.


  • MC: James Cressy, London Metal Exchange
  • Matthew Chamberlain, London Metal Exchange

Keynote Speech: Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto

Global Economic Outlook: Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citibank

Responsible business: how are ESG issues impacting the metals industry.


  • Gillis Björk Danielsen, Senior Portfolio Manager, Commodities APG Asset Management
  • James Nicholson, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Trafigura
  • Jörgen Sandström, Head of Mining and Metals Industry, World Economic Forum

Moderator: Neil Hume, Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times

The Metals Debate

  • Aluminium – Jorge Vasquez, Founder and Managing Director, Harbor Aluminum
  • Copper – Vanessa Davidson, Director of Base Metals Research and Strategy, CRU
  • Lead – Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics, Marex Spectron
  • Nickel – Edward Meir, President of Commodity Research Group and Senior Commodity Consultant, ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc.
  • Zinc – Caroline Bain, Chief Commodities Economist, Capital Economics
  • Gold – Eily Ong, Global Metals and Mining Equity Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

Moderator: Andrea Hotter, Special Correspondent, Fastmarkets

The revolution: what is the reality for metals markets 


  • William Adams, Head of Battery Research, Fastmarkets
  • Roberto Browne, Equity Research Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Jessica Fung, Vice President, Pala
  • Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, MMC Norilsk Nickel

Moderator: Andy Home, Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters

LME China Seminar

Economic outlook for China

Jinny Yan, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank

China Metals Industry outlook

  • Xu Aidong, Chief Analyst, Antaike
  • FinTech and Transformation of our Industry
  • LUO Shengzhang, Chairman, Guojin Metal Technology

Panel: Connecting China and the world - how are Chinese markets evolving for international trade?

  • William Hess, Co-CEO and Head of Research, PRC Macro
  • Haihua Shen, Senior Portfolio Manager, HFZ Fund Management
  • Luo Shengzhang, Chairman, Guojin Metal Technology
  • Dennis Zhang, Head of Commodities, HKEX Group
  • Yi Zhu, Senior Analyst of Metals & Mining, Bloomberg Intelligence
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