Day - 1: Thursday, August 01, 2019

THEME: Strategies to sustain gold as an asset class within the current environment

12:00 noon onwards
Registration opens
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Rand Refinery
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Inaugural function

Shri Prithviraj Kothari, National President, IBJA

Shri Arjun Raychaudhuri, MD & CEO, MMTC PAMP

Shri P R Somasundaram, MD - India, World Gold Council

Shri P S Reddy, MD & CEO, MCX

Srivatsava G, President, Foretell Business Solutions Pvt Ltd

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Roundtable: Asset class yet non-essential. Retrospection and moving forward.


Mr P R Somasundaram, World Gold Council


  • Mr Prithviraj Kothari, IBJA
  • Mr Rajesh Khosla, AGRM
  • Mr Ravi Varanasi, NSE
  • Mr Shivanshu Mehta, MCX
  • Mr K Srinivasan, Emerald Jewels
  • Mr Amar Singh, J P Morgan
  • Mr Neville Patel, HDFC Bank

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IIGC Excellence Awards
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Welcome Cocktail Dinner

Day - 2: Friday, August 02, 2019

THEME: Strategies to sustain gold as an asset class within the current environment

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Special Address - 1: Key trends shaping the world economy and their impact on currency markets by Mr Rabindra Kumar Das, Consultant, Treasury, Adani Group - Download PDF
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session - 1: Essential Infrastructure for an asset class

Discussion - 1: How to get Gold Spot Exchange and India Good Delivery Standards up and running?


Ms Nirupama Soundararajan, Pahle India Foundation


  • Mr Haresh Acharya, Parker Bullion
  • Mr James Jose, AGRM
  • Mr Sharad Jobanputra, Sequel Global Logistics
  • Mr Nagendra Kumar, NSE
  • Mr Sameer Patil, BSE
  • Mr P R Somasundaram, World Gold Council
  • Mr Shivanshu Mehta, MCX

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Networking Break Sponsored by Swiss Digital Gold
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session - 2: Maximising existing potential

Discussion - 2: Strategies to augment scrap gold, enhance domestic refining and kick-start gold mining


Mr Sudheesh Nambiath, IGPC


  • Mr Ketan Kothari, Augmont
  • Mr Cameron Alexander, GFMS, Refinitiv
  • Mr Dipay Savla, Altim Metals Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Chirag Thakkar, Amrapali Group

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Presentation: "Creating a Blockchain based gold spot exchange for the Indian ecosystem" by Mr Abhinav Ramesh, Chainflux - Download PDF
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Session - 3: Digital transactions & metal holdings


Mr Arjun Raychaudhuri, MMTC PAMP


  • Ms Rhea Chaterji, Safe Gold
  • Mr Jayant Pawania, YES Bank
  • Mr Ashraf R. Rizvi, Digital Swiss Gold
  • Mr Krishna Hegde, MMTC PAMP
  • Mr Sandeep Moonka, Google Pay

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Al Etihad Gold
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trip to Attari (Wagah) Border (optional tour)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Punjab Theme Cocktail Dinner Sponsored by Sovereign Metals

Day - 3: Saturday, August 03, 2019

THEME: Strategies to sustain gold as an asset class within the current environment

6:00 am - 8:00 am
Visit to Golden Temple (optional tour)
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Presentation by Mr Pankaj Singh, IRS, DRI*

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Presentation by Ms Sylvia Carrasco, Goldex - Download PDF

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Session - 4: Financialising gold

Discussion - 4: Reimagining Metal Accounts, Clearing & Bullion Banking


Mr Bhargava Vaidya, B N Vaidya & Associates - Download PDF


  • Mr Neville Patel, HDFC Bank
  • Mr S Avadhani, ICBC Standard Bank - Download PDF
  • Mr Vipin Raina, MMTC PAMP
  • Mr Surendra Mehta, IBJA

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Networking Break Sponsored by SPMCIL
11:30 am - 12:00 noon

Presentation: ED-XRF Spectrometry analysis for quality control of precious metal products by Mr Dippal Manchanda, AnchorCert Analytical - Download PDF

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Session - 5: Customer-facing Product Quality Assurance

Discussion - 5: Building accuracy and precision in Assaying and Hallmarking of gold jewellery


Mr Sunil Salunkhe, SJS gold


  • Mr Harshad Ajmera, IAHC
  • Mr Dippal Manchanda, Anchorcert
  • Mr Ankur Goyal, MMTC PAMP - Download PDF
  • Mr Rakesh Bhan, Fischer Measurement Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd - Download PDF
  • Mr Srikara Pradhan, India Government Mint
  • Mr N K Kansara, DDG Northern Region, BIS

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Parker Bullion
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Discussion - 6: Gold and Silver Market Review and Price Outlook


Mr G Srivatsava, Foretell


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Valedictory Function

Chief Guest Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Honourable Minister of State for Finance, Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Government of India

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gala Cocktails and Dinner - Sufi Nights with Ms Hargun Kaur

* program schedule, agenda subject to change

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