DMCC, Dubai’s and the region’s global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise, in association with Foretell and title sponsor Standard Bank, is to host the 3rd Annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference (‘DPMC 2014’) from 6 – 7 April 2014. The event taking place at the Sofitel Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, will include panel debates and master classes with focus on the theme of ‘Engaging with Africa’.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said. “Dubai has emerged as the global hub for commodities trade and we continue to progress further at an unprecedented speed. At DMCC we embrace opportunities to strengthen trading ties with producing and consuming nations, which are exactly what events like the DPMC 2014 aims to achieve. We look forward to welcoming delegates from all across the globe to the 3rd DPMC and Dubai.”
DPMC 2014 will welcome over 400 delegates from 30 countries where key topics on the agenda range from ‘engaging with Africa’ to ‘jewellery consumption moving East; to leveraging ‘Dubai’s position as the global hub for commodities trade’.
“The DPMC is now firmly established as the annual global conference for the precious metals industry. As the flow of gold passing through Dubai continues to grow so does the importance of ensuring that industry participants have access to the infrastructure, products and services they require to trade with confidence. It is therefore important for DMCC to facilitate events like the DPMC 2014 to provide an environment where the industry can meet to share challenges and opportunities – with one common goal – to strengthen cooperation and transparency throughout the entire supply chain,” said Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC.
John Hathaway, Portfolio Manager at Tocqueville Asset Management and Jean Louis Ekra, President and Chairman of African Export-Import Bank will give the keynote addresses. Other speakers include Tyler Gillard, Head of Project at OECD Investment Division, Ross Norman, Chief Executive Officer of Sharps Pixley, Dr Robert Mhlanga, Chairman of Mbada Diamonds, and Tom Kendall, Director & Head of Precious Metals Research at Credit Suisse.
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