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Dubai Precious Metals conference opened by Dr. Saeed Mohammad Al Shamsi

Key global traders to attend the conference

Gulf News

DUBAI: The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has announced that the second Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2013 (‘DPMC 2013’) will be officially opened by Dr. Saeed Mohammad Al Shamsi, Assistant Foreign Affairs Minister for International Organisations, Foreign and Humanitarian Aid, Studies & Research.

A significant conference in the global precious metals calendar, DPMC 2013 will be held at Almas Tower in JLT, home to over 600 precious metals supply chain participants. International leaders, key UAE trading partners and industry participants from across the globe, will be attending the conference themed ‘Enhancing the Global Precious Metals Industry’.

Keynote speakers attending the DPMC 2013 include: Juan Ignacio Basco, Central Bank of Argentina; Isabelle Strauss-Kahn, World Bank; Ruth Crowell, LBMA; Peter L Smith, J P Morgan; Matthew Keen, Deutsche Bank; Christoph Eibl, Tiberius Group; Pankaj Parekh, GJEPC; and David Bouffard, Signet Jewelers Ltd.

“Initiatives such as the Dubai Precious Metals Conference promote the growth of the industry and ensure the continued positioning of Dubai as one of the world’s leading precious metals centres. Dubai has historically been referred to as the City of Gold. It is now also a global bullion hub with infrastructure, products and services that caters to the entire supply chain. Today over 20 per cent of the global physical gold flows through the Emirate, a huge testament to the leadership of Dubai and its efforts to establish Dubai as the global gateway for commodities trade,” Ahmad Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC , said.

The conference programme will launch with keynotes from Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC , and Nicholas Stadtmiller, Director of Rates Trading at Emirates NBD. This year’s conference will also host a unique session with renowned precious metals analyst Andy Smith who will talk about ‘Gold and the Great Inflations’.

“Over the past ten years DMCC has developed solid financial and physical infrastructure to create an environment which enables industry participants from across the globe to trade with confidence. The high standard and global relevance of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference is clearly demonstrated through the calibre of speakers and number of industry participants in attendance including representatives from India, China, Europe, the United States and GCC. We are pleased to welcome speakers and delegates to Dubai and look forward to working together to drive new initiatives that will enhance the global precious metals supply chain,” Gautam Sashittal, Chief Operating Officer, DMCC , said.

To date the Dubai Precious Metals Conference has registered delegates from across the precious metals value chain, including miners, refineries, trading companies, banks and logistics companies and many more.