Day - 1: Friday, August 03, 2018

THEME: Embracing Change

12:00 pm onwards
Room Check-ins and delegate registration
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Lunch at CSM Hall, Exhibition at CSM Foyer, Ground Level)
Master Class (All sessions at Oman Hall, Level one)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Using Gold Options in bullion and jewellery business (case study) - Mr Shivanshu Mehta, MCX - Download PDF &
Mr Hemant Thukral, Aditya Birla Money
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Understanding building blocks of Block Chain Technology - Mr Jitan Chandanani, IBM Blockchain Services - Download PDF
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Update from gold mining countries

  • Mr Joseph Yaw Aboagye, Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Minerals Commission, Ghana (10 minutes) - Download PDF
  • Mr Luis Miguel Cabello, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Peru in India (10 minutes) - Download PDF
  • Mr Marcus Loke, Senior Consultant, Myanmar Gold Development Public Co., Ltd. (10 minutes) - Download PDF

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Inaugural function
  • Mr G Srivatsava, President, Foretell Business Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Shri Suresh Prabhu ji, Honourable Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India
  • Mr Mohit Kamboj, National President, IBJA
  • Mr Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC
  • Mr Arjun Raychaudhuri, Managing Director & CEO, MMTC PAMP
  • Mr P R Somasundaram, Managing Director-India, World Gold Council
  • Mr Mrugank Paranjape, Managing Director & CEO, MCX
  • Guest of honour: Shri Senthil Nathan S, IRS, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Keynote address - 1: Gold Markets in next five years: Opportunities and Challenges Mr John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council - Download PDF
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Keynote address - 2: Some Reflections on Growth, Structural Change and Fiscal Policy in India Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Special address - 1: "Mapping Gold Policy - Present to Future" Prof. Arvind Sahay, Chairperson, India Gold Policy Centre - Download PDF
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IIGC Excellence Awards
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cocktails and Dinner at CSM Hall

Day - 2: Saturday, August 04, 2018 (All sessions at Oman Hall, Level one)

THEME: Embracing Change

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Optional tour: Backwaters boating (within venue hotel)
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast for in-house guests
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Announcements
9:30 am - 10:10 am
Discussion - 1: The changing face of gold imports into India

Moderator:

Mr Rajesh Khosla, MMTC-PAMP Pvt Ltd - Download PDF

Panelists

  • Mr Nirakar Chand, Diamond India Limited
  • Mr Rashad Abelson, OECD
  • Mr Johnson Lewis, Scotia Bank
  • Mr Sunil Salunkhe, SJS Gold Pvt Ltd

10:10 am - 11:00 am
Discussion - 2: Niti Aayog Recommendation "Make in India in Gold"

Moderator:

Ms. Nirupama Soundararajan, Pahle India Foundation

Panelists

  • Mr Vipin Raina, MMTC-PAMP Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Karthik Raghupathy, Phonepe
  • Mr K Srinivasan, Emerald Jewel Industry India
  • Mr Harshad Ajmera, Indian Association of Hallmarking Centres
  • Mr Abdul Nazar, Malabar Gold
  • Mr Doug Henry, Birmingham Assay Office, UK - Download PDF

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Networking Break at Exhibition area
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Discussion - 3: Niti Aayog Recommendation "Proposed Bullion Exchange of India"

Moderator:

Mr P R Somasundaram, World Gold Council

Panelists

  • Mr Prithviraj Kothari, RSBL
  • Mr Chirag Thakkar, Amrapali
  • Mr Dipesh Shah, GIFT City
  • Mr Shivanshu Mehta, MCX
  • Mr Sameer Patil, BSE
  • Mr Nagendra Kumar, NSE
  • Mr Sharad Jobanputra, Sequel Logistics
  • Mr David Gornall, LBMA

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Discussion - 4: Niti Aayog Recommendation "Financialization of Gold"

Moderator:

Mr Mrugank Paranjape, MCX

Panelists

  • Mr Jayant Pawania, Yes Bank
  • Mr Amar Singh, J P Morgan
  • Mr George Alexander Muthoot, Muthoot Group
  • Mr Albert Cheng, SBMA
  • Mr Sudheesh Nambiath, IGPC
  • Mr Ashwini Kapoor, MMTC Limited
  • Mr Gorakh Nath Yadav, India Government Mint

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch at CSM hall
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Discussion - 5: Niti Aayog Recommendation "Proposed domestic council, skill development and employability"

Moderator:

Mr S K Jindal, Jindal Group of Companies

Panelists

  • Mr Surendra Mehta, IBJA
  • Dr. B Govindan, President, All Kerala Gold & Silver Merchants Association
  • BIS Representative *
  • Krastsvetmet - Download PDF

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking break at Exhibition area
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Discussion - 6: Niti Aayog Recommendation "Proposed tax reforms"

Moderator:

Mr Bhargava Vaidya, B N Vaidya & Associates

Panelists

  • Mr Surendra Mehta, IBJA
  • Mr James Jose, CGR Metalloys

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Price Outlook on gold and silver

Moderator:

Mr Chirag Sheth, Metals Focus - India Gold outlook - Download PDF

Panelists

  • Mr Marcus Garvey, ICBC Standard - Global Gold outlook - Download PDF
  • Mr Cameron Alexander, Thomson Reuters - Global Silver outlook - Download PDF
  • Mr Vijay Murthy, Hindustan Zinc Limited - India Silver outlook

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Conference summary and valedictory function
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Optional tour: Backwaters boating (within venue hotel)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerala Theme Dinner at CSM Hall sponsored by CGR Metalloys

Day - 3: Sunday, August 05, 2018

THEME: Embracing Change

07:00 am - 09:00 am
Optional tour: Backwaters boating (within venue hotel)
09:00 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

To get updated details about program schedule, contact Vinayak Meharwade at +91 9342820676 or email at vinayak@fbspl.com

To know more about registration contact Abhinaya at +91 9343734140 or email at register@goldconvention.in