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Event programme

Friday 13th May 2022, 10h00 to 17h00 BST

New Beginnings − Agenda

This unique forum for leading international experts will examine and debate the nature of the evolution taking place within the platinum industry. The health and safety of our speakers and delegates is our number one priority as we move back to an in-person Oxford Platinum Lecture events. We will therefore be following a strict COVID-19 protocol above and beyond general UK government guidelines to ensure the well-being of everyone.

10h00-10h30 − Registration

Coffee and light brunch are available

10h30-10h40 − Welcome and scene-setting

Henk de Hoop, Chief Executive Officer, SFA (Oxford)


10h30-10h40 − The Platinum Standard 2022

Beresford Clarke, Managing Director: Technical & Research, SFA (Oxford)


10h10-11h50 − The purpose of mining

Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum


11h50-12h10 - Break

12h10-12h50 − How fund managers screen equity opportunities in terms of clean technology and ESG

Terence Kooyker, Founder and CEO, Valent Asset Management


12h50-13h50 - Light Buffet Lunch

13h50-14h30 − Megatrends and their impact on the PGM market
today and tomorrow

Dr Bernard Fuchs, Senior Vice President, Umicore


14h30-15h10 − How GM is building a sustainable supply chain to meet the changing requirements for the production of new powertrains

Fred Gersdorff, Socially Responsible & Sustainable Supply Chains Manager, General Motors


15h10-15h40 - Afternoon tea/Coffee

15h40-16h20 − How a sustainable and ethical approach to jewellery manufacture can enhance the consumer appeal of platinum jewellery

Iris van der Veken, Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council


16h20-17h00 − New beginnings and farewell

Stephen Forrest, Chairman, SFA (Oxford)


17h00-18h30 - Drinks Reception

Canapés and wine in the Main Gallery of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

SFA (Oxford) is committed to the responsible provision and consumption of alcohol at platinum industry functions. The commitment is made with regard to the safety of the attendees at the functions and also the general public and consideration of those who choose not to consume alcohol or who are affected in any way by the misuse of alcohol.

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