16 to 17 Nov, 2020



IPMI's 44th Annual Conference - A Virtual Experience
Join us for the International Precious Metals Institute's (IPMI) 44th Annual Conference. With presentations by global experts, LIVE Chat panel discussions, an exhibit hall featuring key industry participants and new technology, vast array of networking opportunities, the 44th Annual IPMI Conference will bring precious metals industry stakeholders from across the globe together in a new way.

Why Virtual?
As COVID-19 continues to affect global travel and business gatherings, we know that staying connected is more important than ever for our members, exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and partners. Our virtual event offers a safe and effective solution to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. By creating a virtual conference space that is secure and easy to access for everyone, we are able to deliver the same level of knowledge sharing and networking opportunities to our global members as in years past.

A Message From IPMI
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the IPMI Staff I’d like to wish all attendees a successful conference. Our goal in creating this Virtual Experience is provide our members and all attendees with a relevant connection to the world of precious metals with timely presentations covering a wide range of industry topics and virtual interaction with key industry players. It also will provide an opportunity to have member company employees who normally do not attend our annual conference the ability to gain more in-depth knowledge of our industry.
As you know networking is a key part of IPMI conferences. Even though we can’t be together in person I hope you all take advantage of the expansive networking opportunities that this virtual experience offers. The connections you make on November 16th and 17th can strengthen existing relationships as well as be the first step in building new relationships.
Please all enjoy the IPMI 44th Annual Conference - A Virtual Experience

Larry Drummond
Executive Director, IPMI


A Message From IPMI

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the IPMI Staff I’d like to wish all attendees a successful conference. Our goal in creating this Virtual Experience is provide our members and all attendees with a relevant connection to the world of precious metals with timely presentations covering a wide range of industry topics and virtual interaction with key industry players. It also will provide an opportunity to have member company employees who normally do not attend our annual conference the ability to gain more in-depth knowledge of our industry.

As you know networking is a key part of IPMI conferences. Even though we can’t be together in person I hope you all take advantage of the expansive networking opportunities that this virtual experience offers. The connections you make on November 16th and 17th can strengthen existing relationships as well as be the first step in building new relationships.

Please all enjoy the IPMI 44th Annual Conference - A Virtual Experience

Larry Drummond
Executive Director, IPMI


This year's virtual event offers a range of unique experiences and opportunities for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Two Full Days of Presentations from Industry Specialists

Unique Networking Opportunities

Easy participation


Monday, Nov 16th

9:00-10:30 AM EST
9:00 - 9:20 AM EST - Jonathan Butler
Title: Twin Peaks: Palladium and Rhodium - Prices, Autocatalyst Demand and Recycling
Experienced precious metals market professional, specialising in customer facing sales and marketing of physical and derivative traded products in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium. Strong market analytical background and proven track record in deal origination in leasing, trading and financing of key end user areas including pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, automotive, refining, physical silver and PGM supply and demand, as well as new market development and corporate venture capital investment.
9:20 - 9:40 AM EST - Wilma Swarts
Title: Platinum: What It Takes to Be the Comeback Kid?
I am a commercialisation professional with 11 years’ experience in precious metals sales and marketing and 17 preceding years’ experience in business management, classical marketing and product development. I have a broad spectrum of commercial optimisation and value creation experience from toll refining management through to product and market development, advocacy, public relations, advertising, brand development, contract negotiation, metal sales, budgeting, forecasting, price modeling and general business management.
9:40 - 10:00 AM EST - Matt Watson
Title: Ruthenium & Iridium - Critical to Chemical Production, Electronics & Clean Energy
In this presentation Matt covers the small but critical PGM Minor markets of Ruthenium and Iridium. Declining supply, and growing lists of applications challenges both of these markets. Like many of the PGM metals, these are also critical to future Clean Energy Markets.
Matt will walk you through the Supply picture and Demand fundamentals of each major category of demand. The market balance on both metals will be stressed going forward, and price climbs are likely in both.
Matt predicted todays Palladium and Rhodium structural deficits back in 2016 relative to auto catalyst demands. Now relative to the new Hydrogen Economy, Matt is one of the first analysts to sound the alarm on Platinum, and Iridium scarcity to accomplish the hydrogen economy goals being set out by numerous governments to fight global warming. Understanding the magnitude of these challenges and recognizing the limits with today’s projected loadings needs to be discussed so we can affect roadmaps and deployment of engineering resources early to bring out the clean energy revolution at the lowest possible cost.
Matt Watson is the founder of Precious Metals Commodity Management LLC. Helping industrial clients with Precious Metals Consulting Services, Market Reports, and Supply Chain Management expertise. The 2020's and 2030's will be decades focused on Clean Energy and Mineral Constraints. Let me help your organization chart a path to navigate these changing times.:

Break for 15 minutes - Please visit the Exhibit Hall and our Virtual Trade Show Booths

10:45-12:15 PM EST
10:45 - 11:05 AM EST - Jim Steel
Title: PM Outlook With a Focus on Gold and Silver
Gold is benefitting from extraordinarily accommodative monetary policies globally. This trend shows no signs of changing. Gold has also been supported by geopolitical and trade tensions. Gold prices appear especially sensitive to the decline in real yields in the US, notably to the yield on the 10-year Treasury. A massive increase in demand for gold-ETFs this year is the most visible representation of increased investor gold demand. There also appears to be a strong correlation between ETF demand and gold prices. Coin & bar demand has also jumped and is up multiples from last year. The rally is investor-led but other facets of demand have weakened. Price increases and the global impact of COVID-19 has severely crimped jewelry demand which is down notably this year, especially in EMs. Also central bank gold demand is down after two record breaking years in 2018 and 2019. The outlook for gold however remains overall positive.
Silver prices generally keep track with gold, but the impact of the coronavirus on industrial demand, severely impacted the physical demand for silver for industrial and manufacturing processes earlier in the year. Gold rallied as silver stagnated. Later in the year, investors turned to silver after gold gains resulting in significant increases over the summer. Firm gold is likely to support silver as industrial demand may also continual to at least partially recover. Silver has also benefited from gains in ETFs. Silver prices are likely to remain linked to gold.
James Steel is HSBC’s Chief Precious Metals Analyst. Jim joined HSBC in May 2006. Previously Jim ran the New York research department for Refco, a large US commodities brokerage house, specializing in energy and metals. Jim also worked for The Economist in the Economist Intelligence Unit covering commodity producing nations and on the Middle East desk. Jim’s primary duties at HSBC include the production of daily market reports, including long term outlooks for the precious metals markets. These include supply/demand and price forecasts, as well as qualitative analyses. Jim is a frequent speaker at commodities related conferences. He is often quoted in the financial media and frequently appears on Bloomberg and CNBC. Jim is an economist by training and studied economics at undergraduate and graduate levels in London and New York.
11:05 - 11:25 AM EST - Neil Meader
Title: How Governments and Legislation Can Impact Silver’s Supply/Demand
Bio: Neil Meader is the director of gold and silver at the consultancy, Metals Focus. The role centres on driving the company’s research into both metals’ demand and recycling, and leading the production of its various reports. He is also responsible for field research in Italy, France, Canada and the United States.
11:25 - 11:45 AM EST - France Capon
Title: Update on Silver Regulatory Pressure in the EU
Bio: France worked for 10 years for the Nickel industry launching the Ni REACH Consortia. She was also in charge of the Chemicals Management policy (e.g.: GHS, REACH-like regulation) in and outside the EU. After one year with Albemarle as Public Affairs Advisor, she has been appointed as Secretary General of EPMF on January 2 2015. She is deeply involved in Eurometaux (the European association of the non-ferrous metals industry) activities related to chemicals management and sustainability.
11:45 - 12:15 PM EST - PANEL

Break for 15 minutes - Please visit the Exhibit Hall and our Virtual Trade Show Booths

12:30-2:00pm EST
12:30 - 12:50 PM EST - James Gavilan
A thorough review of macro level and bullion level liquidity constraints for traditional financiers; bullion banks and central banks. Several key risk management strategies will be presented to control risks and unlock liquidity internally and beyond. Alternative financing providers and instruments will also be discussed with a focus on ESG investing and the benefits of tapping into this emerging market sector. In closing, there is a review of liquidity disruption events on the horizon and a discussion on key takeaways for physical bullion financing and maximizing liquidity.
Title: A Review of the Current Bullion Financing Landscape and Liquidity Risks on the Horizon
Bio: Gavilan Commodities LLC is a consulting and advisory group that provides risk management strategies, marketing services, financial advisory, and supply chain optimization strategies to the global commodities industry.
12:50 - 1:10 PM EST - Wade Brennan
Structuring the most advantageous precious metal financing package requires careful analysis and thorough understanding of the available alternatives. This presentation provides a framework for your analysis and practical detail to evaluate alternative metal financing.
Title: Building a Solid Precious Metal Financing Foundation for Your Business With Metal Leasing and Alternative Structures
Bio: Wade is the CEO of Kilo Capital, a customer centric bullion bank and precious metal merchant. Wade developed deep precious metal finance, trading, and financial structuring expertise over his career with Kilo Capital and the Bank of Nova Scotia.
1:10 - 1:30 PM EST - Ami Kassar
Title: Funding Your Precious Metals Business
Ami Kassar is the founder and CEO of MultiFunding, and the author of The Growth Dilemma. He is a small business advocate and a nationally renowned expert on access to capital for entrepreneurs.
1:30-2:00 PM EST - PANEL

Break for 15 minutes - Please visit the Exhibit Hall and our Virtual Trade Show Booths

2:15-3:45 PM EST
2:15 - 2:35 PM EST - Kerry McQuaid
Title: Using the Bazin Method for Determination of Gold Recovery as Described by Particle Size and Composition
As gold ores become more challenging to treat, it is increasingly important that the impact of refractory behaviors on recovery is understood. For example, gold extraction faces many challenges when associated with, or occluded by, sulfides, as the gangue material can produce cyanicidic complexes or even passivating films on the gold surface. By using a methodology developed by Claude Bazin in 1994 in his research, the correlation of mass:gold, mass:sulfur and sulfur:gold by particle size distribution on recovery was developed for a low-sulfide gold ore provided by Newmont Goldcorp. This represents a unique and ore-specific application of Bazin’s method as previous work had been conducted strictly on ore flotation.
Kerry graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: B.S. in 2017, and M.Sc. in 2019. Since graduating, Kerry has worked for Freeport-McMoran Inc as a metallurgist at the Central Analytical Service Center in Safford, AZ, and a shift metallurgist at the Henderson Mill in Parshall, CO. She and her dogs are enjoying the cold mountain temperatures much more than Arizona summers.
2:35 - 2:55 PM EST - Diego Medina
Title: A Review of the Treatment of Copper Bearing Silver Gold Ores and Concentrates
Abstract: Globally, copper, silver, and gold ore body grades have been dropping, and the mineralogy surrounding them has become more diversified and complex. The cyanidation process for gold production has remained dominant for over 130 years because of its selectivity and feasibility in the mining industry. For this reason, the industry has been adjusting its methods for the extraction of gold, by utilizing more efficient processes and technologies. Often, gold may be found in conjunction with copper and silver in ores and concentrates. Hence, the application of cyanide to these types of ores can present some difficulty, as the diversity of minerals found within these ores can cause the application of cyanidation to become more complicated. This paper outlines the practices, processes, and reagents proposed for the effective treatment of these ores. The primary purpose of this review paper is to present the hydrometallurgical processes that currently exist in the mining industry for the treatment of silver, copper, and gold ores, as well as concentrate treatments. In addition, this paper aims to present the most important challenges that the industry currently faces, so that future processes that are both more efficient and feasible may be established.
  • A Review of the Cyanidation Treatment of Copper-Gold Ores and Concentrates
  • Colorado School of Mines (Alumni 2020)
  • Mineral processing and hydrometallurgy
2:55 - 3:15 PM EST - Caelen Anderson
Title:Implementing Fundamental Lab Roaster Test Results in a Plant
Gold Quarry Roaster (Carlin, NV) produces over 600 thousand ounces of gold per annum. A fundamental study was performed to gain further understanding of recovery drivers from each source feeding the facility. Results from this study, as well as future test plans, are presented.
Caelen received his BSc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Montana Tech, MSc. in Minerals Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, and his PhD in Extractive Metallurgy from the Colorado School of Mines. He is currently the Metallurgical Superintendent at Nevada Gold Mines Gold Quarry facility, responsible for the safe and efficient production of over 800 thousand ounces of gold per annum.
3:15-3:45 PM EST - PANEL
3:45 PM EST


TUESDAY, Nov 17th

9:00-10:30 AM EST
9:00 - 9:10 AM EST - Introduction from Brad Cook
Brad joined the Sabin Metal Corporation in late 2012 and was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the precious metals industry and has served in a wide variety of roles: from machine operator and department supervisor in 1980’s at Boliden Metech to inspector, ISO auditor and eventually Senior General Manager of the Metals and Minerals Division of Inspectorate America Corp. from 1990 to 2012.
Job Title: Vice President, Sales and Marketing Sabin Metal Corporation
9:10-10:30 AM EST - PANEL
  • Pandemic Preparedness
  • Well-Being of Our Employees
  • Business Continuity
Chris Jones
Bio: Gannon & Scott provides Precious Metals Refining and Reclamation services at both their Cranston, Rhode Island and Phoenix, Arizona processing facilities. Gannon & Scott specializes in serving a multitude of industries that generate precious metal bearing waste including electronic scrap, jewelry scrap, as well as a multitude of precious metals bearing waste streams that contains Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium. Established in 1919, Gannon & Scott provides precious metals refining services to many of the world's most discerning corporations, as well as numerous Government Agencies.
Job Title: President at Gannon & Scott
Larry Bodden
Larry joined John Matthey in November 2019 and is currently the Site Manager of their West Deptford, New Jersey Refining and Chemicals plant. He has extensive operations management experience within a variety of industries including automotive, paint & coatings, catalysts and adhesives. In addition, Larry has held leadership roles in plant, project and maintenance engineering as well as possesses expertise in Process Safety Management.
Job Title: Site Manager at Johnson Matthey
Chris Bone
Chris founded Axium Scientific in 2016, an independent provider of Inspection and Testing services to the Precious Metal industry. Prior to Axium Scientific, Chris spent 15 years with one of the world’s largest Inspection and Testing companies as a Chemist, Laboratory Manager and eventually Precious Metals Division Manager, relocating to the US from the UK during this period.
Job Title: President & Operations Director Axium Scientific
Elba Lizardi
Experienced Director Of Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals industry. Skilled in Process Optimization, Chemistry, Process Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Strong operations professional graduated from MIT (B.S. Chemical Engineering) and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey / ITESM (MBA). Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, working to identify actions to support the implementation of a D&I Vision globally throughout the organization. :
Title: Site Director at BASF
Mark Caffarey
Experience in Sales and Marketing, Operational and General management in Europe and North America with the goal to grow Umicore's Recycling and other businesses in North America.
Title: President at Umicore USA

Break for 15 minutes - Please visit the Exhibit Hall and our Virtual Trade Show Booths

10:45-12:15 PM EST
10:45 - 11:00 AM EST - Tiffany Stevens
Title: AML Compliance Outside Banking, the Jewelry Supply Chain Experience

Tiffany Stevens is the CEO and General Counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), the only independent advocate for the $20B US jewelry industry. An active attorney, proven organizational leader and respected counselor, her areas of expertise include Corporate Social Responsibility, Compliance, Advertising, International Public Affairs, Regulatory Issues and Corporate Governance. She presents frequently on US and international legal and regulatory topics including anti-money laundering, ethical sourcing and supply chain transparency among others. She also serves on the Boards of the USKPA, USJC and CIBJO.
11:00 - 11:15 AM EST - Ruth Crowell
Title: The Future of Responsible Sourcing

Ruth was appointed Chief Executive of the LBMA in January 2014. She is responsible for the success and strategic development of the LBMA, in partnership with the Chairman and the Board. She is also responsible for maintaining accountability to and the quality of, the Association's Membership and Good Delivery Refiners as well as representing the interests of the Association in relation to regulators, investors, media and international precious metals markets. Before being appointed Chief Executive, she spent seven years working in the Association, initially as Commercial Director and then as Deputy Chief Executive, where she acted as the main lead on Governmental Affairs.
11:15 - 11:30 AM EST - Franck Paucod
Title: An LBMA Auditor’s Perspective on Responsible Sourcing
15 years at Ernst & Young Switzerland with Financial Audits – Almost 10 years at Mazars Switzerland with 50% Financial Audits and 50% CSR Audits (including LBMA, LPPM, Swiss Anti Money Laundering, Responsible Jewelry Council, Fairmined, Eco-Entreprise).
9:00-9:20 AM EST - Pamela Fierst-Walsh
Title: U.S. Policy on Responsible Minerals Sourcing
Pamela Fierst-Walsh has focused on critical foreign policy and national security issues throughout her career, including counterterrorism, atrocities prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Pamela advises senior U.S. officials and private sector figures on responsible mineral sourcing. Her team works closely with consumer electronic companies, automobile manufacturers, and jewelers to develop coherent public-private approaches to vexing supply chain issues.
11:45 - 12:15 PM EST - PANEL

Break for 15 minutes - Please visit the Exhibit Hall and our Virtual Trade Show Booths

12:30-2:00 PM EST
12:30 - 1:00 PM EST - Algis Naujokas
Title: Intro to SAC, Round Robins, 2021 and Beyond
The IPMI technical community needs now more than ever an open forum for review, discussion and coordinated research. The IPMI Sampling and Analytical Committee exists to provide the platform necessary to share insights, problem solve, and educate the members of the IPMI. This presentation will introduce and inform on the activities of the SAC and how it can benefit your organization. This past year the group has completed two interlaboratory exercises (round robin). Round robin #14 consisted of a purity grade platinum sample. This was a first for the industry and 27 laboratories participated. Round robin #15 was a blend of cordierite and SiC substrate autocatalyst material. The results of these exercises will be discussed along with a statistical evaluations and method summaries. Finally, a look into the upcoming year will be taken regarding the next round robin exercises and the annual committee meeting /seminar coming up in March.
Analytical Chemist with Sabin Metal Corporation for the last 27 years. Served as the chair of the IPMI Sampling & Analytical Committee for the past 7 years. Algis has a Masters Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, specializing in physical chemistry.
1:00 - 1:20 PM EST - Joshua Husvar
Title: Considerations for Field Sampling of Heterogenous Materials
Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Metals Recycling & Refining industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Project Development, Operations Management, Customer Service, and Strategic Planning. Commercially focused and skilled in driving growth in key markets and identifying new business opportunities.
1:20 - 1:45 PM EST - Francis Pitard
Title: Sampling Theory
For precious metals, emphasis is often centered on Analytical Errors. However, it is a fact that sampling errors can generate not only serious precision problems but also financially devastating sampling biases. Be aware that when a sampling system is biased it is usually biased in several ways.
Dr. Francis F. Pitard is a consulting expert in Sampling, Statistical Process Control and Total Quality management. He is President of Francis Pitard Sampling Consultants ( and Technical Director of Mineral Stats Inc. ( in Broomfield, Colorado, USA. He provides consulting services in many countries. Dr. Pitard has six years of experience with the French Atomic Energy Commission and fifteen years with Amax Extractive R&D. He taught Sampling Theory for the Continuing Education Offices of Colorado School of Mines, The Australian Mineral Foundation, for the Mining Department of the University of Chile, and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has a doctorate in Technology from the Aalborg University in Denmark. He is author of several textbooks on Sampling Theory and Practice. He is the recipient of the prestigious Pierre Gy’s Gold Medal for excellence in promoting and teaching the Theory of Sampling (Cape Town, South Africa, 2009).
1:30 - 2:00 PM EST - PANEL

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2:15-3:45 PM EST
2:15 - 2:30 PM EST - Corby Anderson
Title: Fundamentals of Fire Assaying
This presentation outlines the fundamental history, basis, and unit operations of Fire Assay. It includes primary chemistries, fusion, reduction, cupellation, oxidation, and parting. Historically, the art, science and application of Fire Assay extends back to the use of the lead oxide found in Troy II and the Cappadocian Tablets about 3000 B.C. Agricola assisted the understanding of Fire Assay with his seminal publication of De Re Metallica in 1556. Originally Fire Assay was utilized for the determination of lead, copper, bismuth, tin, antimony, mercury, and iron. Now it is largely focused on Precious Metal determinations.
A licensed Professional Engineer from Butte, America with over 40 years of extensive global industrial, operations, engineering, design, corporate level management, economics, consulting, financial, legal, teaching, research and professional service experience. He is a Fellow of bothCorby Anderson the IChemE and the IOM3. He is also a Distinguished Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and of the University of Idaho Academy of Engineering. He shares 14 global patents along with 4 current patent applications and 3 new invention disclosures.
2:30 - 2:45 PM EST - Chris Jeremiah
Title: An Overview of Methods Used for the Analysis of Recycled Automotive Catalysts
Intro: Not all automotive catalysts are alike – and it is important to use a suitable analytical method to ensure accuracy of an assay. This discussion will give an overview of some of the different methods available – and the advantages/disadvantages of using them for different autocatalyst types.
Bio: Experienced metals recycling professional with over 10 years experience in the precious metals industry. Managed teams in both United States and Europe. Expertise in sampling and assaying of various materials.
2:45 - 3:00 PM EST - Cody Burke
Title: Fire Assay Collection Methods for Rhodium-Bearing Materials: Lead Fusion Using Gold as a Collector and Nickel-Sulfide Preconcentration
Axium Scientific’s presentation on Fire Assay Collection Methods for Rhodium-Bearing Materials: Lead Fusion Using Gold as a Collector and Nickel-Sulfide Preconcentration is a brief intro to two versatile approaches when fire assay is required on common Rh-bearing materials: (1) Pb-based fusion with Bi added and Au as a collector, and (2) NiS collection with subsequent Sn-Te coprecipitation. We outline the basics of the methods, their capabilities, and comparison between one another in the efficacy of Rh collection through fire assay.
Bio: Cody Burke serves as the Operations Manager and supervisor for Fire Assay at Axium Scientific. In addition to managing on-site precious metals inspection services, he has worked as a lab technician and fire assayer, performing a variety of pyrometallurgical assay methods.
3:00 - 3:15 PM EST - Sima Singha
Title: Optimizing Precious Metals Analysis on ICP-OES and ICP-MS
The accurate and precise determination of precious metals (PMs) and toxic heavy metals is a vital task for companies involved in PM production, jewelry manufacturing, and the contract or service laboratories that support them. A recently passed Senate bill, ‘Safe Jewelry Act SB647’, in California now sets the limit of Cadmium and Lead concentration in the jewelry much lower than before. Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and ICP mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) are widely used in the laboratories to achieve very low elemental detection limits. The selection of the analytical instrument will depend on a number of factors, for example, the skill of the operator, sample type, cost of analysis, sample throughput requirements and the objective of the analytical result.
My career goal is to perform creative interdisciplinary research in the field of analytical chemistry, applied physics, and/or laser-material interaction. I acquired strong skills in designing and building experimental setups, analytical method development, and data analysis to meet the objectives.
3:15 - 3:30 PM EST - Scott Fess
Title: XRF Analysis for Beginners in Automotive Catalyst Analysis
A basic overview of EDXRF (Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence) for elemental analysis is given, with emphasis on how the elements and overall composition of the sample affect X-rays as they travel within the material. Types of modelling and calibration are also detailed. These basic principles are then applied to the measurement of the precious metals in auto cat samples, taking into account the ceramic and metal composition of the prepared powder of the honeycomb and core.
Scott received his BS in Physics from the University of Texas in Austin and began working in XRF applications in 1991. Scott is currently Product Manager at Applied Rigaku Technologies in Austin, Texas.
3:30 - 3:45 PM EST - PANEL
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IPMI Members - $225 | Non-IPMI Members - $325

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can access the conference through a link in your registration confirmation email. Take note of your username and follow the hyperlinked website URL.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to attend a virtual conference. You only need access to the internet. Please note that while the IPMI conference is compatible with all standard web browsers – like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge - it is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

Virtual conferences are much like in-person conferences. Attendees of the IPMI’s 44th Conference – A Virtual Experience, can:

  • Share and gain information on from exhibitors and other attendees
  • Watch video presentations from industry experts
  • Attend booths and chat 1:1 or in a public chat with exhibitor reps
  • Network with professionals and peers in real-time
  • Discuss issues, ideas, and challenges common to stakeholders in the precious metals industry

Yes. Like any physical event, attendees of the IPMI’s 44th Conference – A Virtual Experience, can add documents provided by each exhibitor to a personal online swag bag which is emailed to them after the event.

There are a number of ways to interact with each other at a virtual conference. You can

  • Chat 1:1 via text, audio, or video
  • Take part in group chats either at an exhibitors booth or in the Information Center
  • Ask questions in the live Q&A portion of a presentation
If a presentation has been pre-recorded, it will be available for viewing in the Agenda section of the Auditorium room immediately after the presentation. Simply scroll through to the speaker and select the video. For live presentations, the videos will be uploaded one day after the event. Videos of all presentations will be available for viewing for 30 days following the end of the Conference.
Yes. Setup training and technical support is offered before the event and throughout the Conference. Booth exhibitors will take part in a training session weeks before the Conference to help them optimize their booth.