The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a leading global free zone for commodities trade and enterprise, has announced that it will hold the 7th edition of its industry-leading annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) on 9 April at The Westin Hotel, Habtoor City, Business Bay.
The annual conference aims to bring a fresh global outlook on the precious metals sector and what the future holds with topics of interest to the whole value chain – from mines to jewelers and everything in between – bringing insights and added value, as well as a valuable opportunity to network and develop ideas for services, the DMCC said.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC , said: “The DMCC is dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s marketplace for the precious metals trade by connecting producing countries, major manufacturing hubs and growing global consumer markets. Now in its 7th year, our Dubai Precious Metals Conference has become a global platform for these activities in its own right and we look forward to hosting the world’s experts in April.”
Other conference speakers include Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director, DMCC; Albert L. H. Cheng, CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association; Dr. Paul Elgin Walker, CEO, International Bullion Market Company; Jeffrey Rhodes, Principal Consultant, RAKGOLD; Tawhid Abdullah, Managing Director, Jawhara Jewellery; Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange; Tim Fox, Chief Economist, Emirates NBD; Bhargava Vaidya, BN Vaidya & Associates; Andrew Bone, Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council; Alex Shaw, Head of Market Development – Precious Metals, LME; Les Male, CEO, DGCX; Effie Marinos, Global Technical Governance Manager – Supply Chain Assessment & Solutions, SGS; Gregory Frith, Global Head of Precious Metals Trading, VTB Capital LTD; and Sandeep Kulhalli, SVP – Retail & Marketing – Jewellery Division, Titan.
The first topic to be debated is ‘The evolution and impact of taxation on gold’ which will set the scene for a content rich day, set to unlock new opportunities as the industry prepares for the next wave of growth, the DMCC said.
Other panel themes include ‘Responsible Sourcing – Expectations and Reality’, ‘Bullion Banking: The Road Ahead’, ‘The Role & Future of Global Exchanges’, and the ‘Challenges in the Jewellery Sector’.