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

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.

Georgina Hallett

Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange

Georgina is the Chief of Staff for the LME, where she plays a central role in the LME's market reform and new strategic initiatives She has been closely involved in the LME's recent market structure discussion paper and resultant Strategic Pathway, the LME's warehouse reform programme, and leads the LME's work on responsible sourcing initiatives. She has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. Georgina began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.

Andrea Vaccari

Product Stewardship Director, Freeport-McMoRan Inc

Andrea Vaccari is Product Stewardship Director at Freeport-McMoRan Inc., where she works across the copper value chain with operations, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability aspects of the company’s products. Andrea was previously Director of ICA’s Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Program, creating and executing strategies to support copper’s contribution to sustainable development. This included leading a team of scientists and engineers to align 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. This role included leading the development of the Copper Mark concept and program, an assurance program dedicated to promoting SDG12 in the mining industry.

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, from mine to market.

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 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.