The 7th edition of the annual PGMs Industry Day is due to take place on 10th April 2024 in Johannesburg. A hundred years after the discovery of PGMs in the SA Bushveld by Hans Merensky, the imminent end of the PGM era may be exaggerated. There could not be a better time to gather the industry’s stakeholders together to discuss whether it is a sunset or perhaps a sunrise industry!

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This is a high-level strategic gathering that brings together major players in the PGMs industry. The event promises to tackle all the critical industry issues in a series of frank and open discussions.

The agenda

CEOs, industry leaders and key stakeholders will discuss the current opportunities and challenges facing the PGMs sector in South Africa and internationally. Chaired by Bernard Swanepoel, this will be a day of forward-looking discussions, say’s Resources 4 Africa the organiser of the event. Focused debate will include the following topics:

  • The global outlook for PGMs
  • The role of PGMs in a clean energy future
  • PGMs producers’ views on operating under challenging market conditions
  • Opportunities and risks for smaller and future PGMs players
  • The global outlook for BEVS and FCEVs and the implications for PGMs
  • Applications that will see demand growth for PGMs
  • Investors’ views of the PGMs industry
  • The role of PGMs recycling in a circular economy
  • And more…

Confirmed speakers

The following international and local speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Marna Cloete, president, Ivanhoe Mines
Catherine Cunningham, Equity analyst, CEEMEA Metals & Mining, J.P. Morgan
Henk de Hoop, CEO, SFA Oxford
Schalk Engelbrecht, CFO, Platinum Group Metals
Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater
Bernhard Fuchs, senior vice president Precious Metals Management, Umicore
Adrian Hammond, Mining Equities analyst, Standard Bank, SBG Securities
Gina Handley, head of Product Marketing and Volume Planning, Volkswagen Group South Africa
Kirsti Kuhn, GM – Commercial, Heraeus Precious Metals
Thando Mkatshana, CEO, ARM Platinum
Vusi Mpofu, sector lead: Mining & Chemicals, Nedbank CIB
Mzila Mthenjane, CEO, Minerals Council South Africa
Benny Oeyen, executive head Market Development, Anglo American
Phoevos Pouroulis, CEO, Tharisa plc
Jaco Prinsloo, CEO, Sylvania Platinum
Margery Ryan, principal analyst, Johnson Matthey
Tim Schlick, COO, Platinum Guild International Hong Kong Limited
Sifiso Sibiya, group executive, Refining & Marketing, Impala Platinum
Trevor Raymond, CEO, World Platinum Investment Council
Anton Smalberger, senior manager marketing New Energy Business Development, Toyota SA
Grant Stuart, global head of Recycling, Sibanye-Stillwater
Wilma Swarts, director of PGM Research, Metals Focus
Emma Townshend, executive: Corporate Affairs, Impala Platinum

For more information go to website.

Source: Supplied by Resources 4 Africa, edited by Sharyn Macnamara