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The 6th edition of the PGMs Industry Day is taking place in just 2 weeks’ time on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at the Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park. Delegates can register today to hear from the key players on both the demand and supply sides of the PGMs industry on the repositioning of PGMs for a sustainable green future.

Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba, have announced a speaker line-up, chaired by Bernard Swanepoel and including four major PGMs producers in South Africa:

  • Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum
  • Nico Muller, CEO, Impala Platinum
  • Richard Stewart, Chief Regional Officer (Africa), Sibanye-Stillwater
  • Steve Phiri, CEO, Royal Bafokeng Platinum

In a series of in-depth interviews led by Sandra du Toit, Energy and Natural Resources leader at EY Africa, discussions will cover a broad range of topics, including growth and diversification strategies, delivering value to shareholders, capital allocation and investment options, managing geopolitical and operational risks, as well as the role of PGMs in a low-carbon economy.

Senior representatives from three PGMs producers will discuss circularity in production: How to increase recycling, recovery and re-use of PGMs, chaired by Alistair Hodgkinson, COO, DRA Global:

  • Phoevos Pouroulis, CEO, Tharisa Minerals
  • Jaco Prinsloo, CEO, Sylvania Platinum
  • Grant Stuart, global head of Recycling, Sibanye-Stillwater

Benny Oeyen, executive head Market Development, Anglo American, will chair a panel discussion on the outlook for the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), featuring:

  • Gina Handley, Product Marketing & Volume Planning manager, Volkswagen Group South Africa
  • Bernhard Fuchs, senior vice president Precious Metals Management, Umicore AG
  • Timothy Ingle, senior vice president, Precious Metal Services & Recycling, BASF

A highlight of the day will be a keynote address from the outgoing CEO of the Minerals Council, Roger Baxter, on the progress of the PGMs industry and how to position PGMs for the future.

A short and longer-term forecast for PGMs given current geopolitical and macro-economic trends will be given by renowned industry expert Henk de Hoop, CEO at SFA Oxford.

Wilma Swarts, director of PGMs, Metals Focus, will facilitate a panel discussion on the outlook for PGMs, with:

  • Emma Townshend, executive: Corporate Affairs, Impala Platinum
  • Kirsti Kuhn, general manager – Commercial, Heraeus South Africa

A panel of investors will discuss their current perspectives on the PGMs industry and the potential future role of PGMs, featuring:

  • Suki Cooper, executive director, Precious Metals Research, Standard Chartered Bank (New York)
  • Arnold van Graan, head: Markets Research, Nedbank
  • Adrian Hammond, Mining Equities analyst, SBG Securities
  • Catherine Cunningham, associate – Equity Research – EMEA & CEEMEA Metals, Mining & Steel, J.P. Morgan

The role of PGMs in the hydrogen economy will be discussed by:

  • Fahmida Smith, principal Market Development, Anglo American Platinum; vice chairman, African Hydrogen Partnership
  • Michelle Robson, senior investment manager, AP Ventures
  • Sharon Blair, CEO, HyPlat
  • Jonathan Butler, head of Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation

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