Monday, 20 May 2019
11:00 Non-Ferrous Metals Division
For their plenary meeting on Monday, 20 May 2019 in Singapore, the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division on has invited guest speakers from two renowned organisations, Dillon Gage and CRU.
Currently CEO of Dillon Gage Asia, Thomas McMahon has a combined 30 years of experience across U.S. and Asian Exchange and Regulatory frameworks. He has led the development of exchange traded cleared futures and OTC products including exchange architecture development. Former CEO of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), Mr McMahon has served as the President, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Director – Asia at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) based out of Tokyo as well as Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of Petroleum Advisory Committee at NYMEX based in New York.
Dillon Gage Inc. was founded in 1976 and includes the following companies:
- Dillon Gage Metals (www.DillonGage.com, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The firm is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world. Additionally, the company provides advanced tools and technologies that enable market participants to be more successful in their businesses, allowing electronic trading and offering cloud-based solutions for the physical precious metals marketplace. 800-375-4653
- FizTrade Online Trading (www.FizTrade.com) offers real-time bid/ask trading platform for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. 800-375-4653
- Dillon Gage Refining (www.dillongage.com/refining/why-dg), professional assayers and refiners of precious metal scrap, from low grade to karat scrap. Stone removal services and diamond experts on staff. 888-436-3489
- International Depository Services Group with locations in Delaware, USA (www.ids-delaware.com; 888-322-2431); Texas, USA (www.idsoftexas.com; 888-322-2431); and Ontario, Canada (www.idsofcanada.com; 855-362-2431), offers secure, efficient and insured precious metals and certified coin depositories that focus of custom business logistics solutions including storage, fulfillment, inventory managements and many other value-added services.
13:30 Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee
Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee: latest market insights by SMR Group analyst
The Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee meeting on Monday, 20 May at 13.30 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore will feature a senior market analyst from the well known SMR Group.
Robert Messmer joined the SMR team in 2013. His professional career in the steel industry dates back to the year 2000, when he started an apprenticeship as a machining technician at the worldwide leading powder metallurgy company PLANSEE, Austria. In his 10-year career at PLANSEE, Robert worked in several departments of the company and gained expertise in mechanical processing of refractory metals. Before joining SMR, Robert studied Business and Management with a focus on marketing & sales and human resources at the Management Center Innsbruck in Austria and pursued a part of his studies at the University of San Francisco in the USA. Robert conducts stainless steel seminars for industry freshmen and publishes regular reports on the European stainless steel industry. He is also responsible for raw material issues and consulting projects for the stainless and specialty steel industry on a global scale.
SMR is an independent market research company which provides market intelligence for the specialty steel industries. Market studies, market reports and the organisation of conferences & seminars are their core competences. The results of their research projects are based on a vast scale data-collection, comprising present and historical information about the supply side (production), trade (exports and imports) and demand side (consumption) of the specific steel products in question.
Tuesday 21 May 2019
14.00 Annual General Assembly
15:00 Keynote Session
Expert strategist Dr Gabrielle Walker talks climate change, corporate social responsibility, capital structures and future consumer behaviour.
“Fighting climate change could be the best investment opportunity of the century”
At BIR’s upcoming World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Singapore (20-22 May 2019), the Keynote Session on Tuesday, 21 May at 15.00 will be featuring a highly inspirational and knowledgeable expert strategist, speaker and moderator.
Dr Gabrielle Walker helps businesses from many different sectors everywhere in the world to address global challenges—with a focus on climate change, plastics, sustainability, the circular economy, energy (oil and gas, utilities and renewables), mobility, finance, agriculture/land-use.
She has presented dozens of TV and radio programmes for the BBC, reporting from all seven continents, and has written very extensively for international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Dr Walker is author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book The Hot Topic, how to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity” and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”.
Some of her favourite topics include:
- New approaches to product design
- The financial benefits of circularity
- The future of low carbon shipping
- Investment risks and rewards associated with climate change
Dr Walker has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities. A self-confessed ice addict she has made more than a dozen trips to both poles. She has also climbed trees in the Amazon rainforest, swum with piranhas, been sneezed on by a humpback whale, hooked lava out of a live volcano, and flown in zero gravity.