Day - 1: Friday, August 03, 2018

THEME: Embracing Change

The gold value chain is expected to undergo sweeping regulatory change marked by four pillars (a) Responsible sourcing of dore and recycled jewellery by refiners; (b) Transparent dealing in gold value chain transactions in compliance with PMLA guidelines; (c) Increasing focus on hallmarking and quality assurance to consumers; and (d) Financialisation of above-ground gold stocks coupled with financial instruments to wean away the Indian consumer from physical gold.

How will players in the value chain prepare to embrace the change and redefine respective business models and grow the business?How should one educate the customers and suppliers to adapt to change?

03:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Master Class - Changing technologies of assay and hallmarking
04:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Inaugural function
05:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Keynote address
05:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Roundtable: Embracing Change

(From less than 5%, dore imports into India accounts for 40% now. With impetus for organised sourcing of recycle jewellery, in the next five years, over 70% of gold supplies to India will come from refiners. Are we prepared for the change?

Government sees gold as an asset-class. Documentation and pre-registration is a pre-requisite for any asset class. Does it mean, like equities post-1990, that the gold industry is poised for a 10x growth in an organised manner? Are we ready for the change?

Sri City changed the way in which silver and gold are brought in and moved around the country. Like-wise, GIFT City provided a new opportunity to participate in global markets. Innovation drives creation of new institutions and infrastructure. What innovations are required to bring out GMS? What can industry do in making these innovations possible?

What is going to be the role of players (banks, bullion dealers, exchanges and logistic players) when e-commerce and digital technology changes sweep the market?

What changes are needed to attract and retain millennials to gold and gold products?

With digital technology, government knows the contribution of the industry (from data on import duty collection, GST collection, ESI data of the sector) on a real-time basis. Can the industry use the data to influence government positively and proactively towards making India a bullion export hub?

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cocktail Dinner

Day - 2: Saturday, August 04, 2018

THEME: Embracing Change

07:00 am - 08:00 am
Optional tour: Backwaters boating
07:00 am - 09:30 am
Breakfast for in-house guests
09:30 am - 10:00 am
Discussion: Niti Aayog Recommendations and where are we in terms of its implementation
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Presentation: Changing pattern of gold imports (40% gold dore) and its implication on dore and standard gold flows into India
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Presentation: Winds of change influencing Bullion dealing / trade and its impact on markets
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Networking break
11:30 am - 12:00 noon
Presentation: Changing role of banks in Indian gold bullion markets and its implications
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Presentation: Innovation in handling and distributing precious metals
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
Presentation: Innovation in exchange markets and its impact
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Networking Lunch
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Presentation: Innovation in Gold savings products (Gold bond of Turkey)
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Presentation: e-com and digital for business growth
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Networking break
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Discussion: India Good Delivery- progress so far and the road ahead
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Presentation: Gold and silver price outlook
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Optional tour: Backwaters boating
07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerala Styled Theme Dinner

Day - 3: Sunday, August 05, 2018

THEME: Embracing Change

07:00 am - 08:00 am
Optional tour: Backwaters boating
08:00 am - 09:00 am
Boat Race: Where team-work works
08:00 am - 10:00 am
Breakfast for in-house guests
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Check-out for in-house guests

* program schedule, agenda subject to change

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