Gu Liangmin

Deputy Managing Director, Minmetals (UK) Ltd

Gu Liangmin has been the Deputy Managing Director, Minmetals (UK) Ltd. since April 2016. Prior to this, he was Managing Director, Base Metals, in China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Holding Company Ltd., one of major biz units under China Minmetals Corp. China Minmetals is the biggest minerals, metals & metallurgical engineering company in China.
As Managing Director of Base Metals, Liangmin was responsible for the global market operation of copper, lead, zinc, tin, nickel, precious metals and minerals, including hedging in the futures market both in China and abroad. He was also responsible for project management of investment and operating assets in base metals.
Liangmin had been on the executive committee of Asia Copper Week (ACW), the biggest event in the industry in Asia jointly organized by China and Chile since its establishment in 2012. Between 2010 and 2014, he was on the Copper Committee of London Metal Exchange (LME). He also hosted VIP Panel Discussions at Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum (organized by SHFE) and Metal Bulletin’s Asia Copper Conference consecutively for years.
Liangmin owns the professional title of senior economist, and the honorary title of Adjunct Professor at SUIBE (Shanghai University of International Business and Economics).

Keith M. Miller

Business Director, The Martec Group

Keith Miller is a Business Director with The Martec Group. Keith has over 21 years of experience in industrial market research. He has a wealth of knowledge in market analysis, financial analysis, technology assessments and advanced manufacturing systems. Keith has served clients across a broad portfolio of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biopharma, advanced materials, specialty chemicals, electronics, metals, building materials and packaging.

In addition, Keith is one of the practice leaders in Martec’s Automotive/Transportation sector. His work has extended into automotive components, advanced powertrain, electronics, advanced materials, regulations, reman components, supplier evaluation, emerging vehicle technologies, and examining optimal value chains and business plan development for such technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science in Finance from Walsh College.

Krisztina Kalman-Schueler

Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group, in cooperation with MetalsPlus

Krisztina is the Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group, an international management consulting company providing strategy, commercial and technical consulting services for the metals, mining and diamond sectors. Krisztina has gathered over 20 years expertise in strategy and management consulting. Her list of clients includes several mining majors, metal producers, many junior mining and exploration companies, investors and metal trade associations. She has a Bachelor degree from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MBA from NYU Stern Business School, New York, USA.

Andrea Vaccari

Director of Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, International
Copper Association

Andrea Vaccari currently ICA’s Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Program, creating and executing strategies to support copper’s contribution to sustainable development. This includes aligning a robust body of leading metals science with the actions needed to confirm its global acceptance, ensuring market access and maintaining license to operate for members now and in the future.

During her tenure at Rio Tinto, Andrea served as Global Quality Manager for Rio Tinto Minerals where she was responsible for the organization’s Quality Program and team, including the company’s production and finished product laboratories. In her first two roles at Rio Tinto Minerals, she led the implementation of Rio Tinto Minerals’ Sustainable Development strategy across all facets of the business. This included advancing and executing Sustainability and Climate Change strategies, conducting Life Cycle Assessments, and benchmarking studies of products and processes for project evaluation.

Andrea holds a Joint Honors Degree, B.E.S., in Environment and Resource Studies and Physical Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a certified auditor in ISO 9001/14001, a Mining Topic Expert for the Responsible Jewelry Council, the Mining & Metals subject editor for the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, and Vice Chair of E60.80, ASTM’s General Sustainability Subcommittee. In addition, she holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is an accomplished author and speaker, with over 20 peer reviewed articles in print in the areas of Product Stewardship and Sustainable Development.