PGMs - Short term supply shortages and long term trends

PGMs - short term supply shortages and long term trends

Traditionally, Heraeus meets every year with business partners during London Platinum Week in May. Under the current circumstances such personal meetings cannot take place. Nevertheless, we would like to share and discuss the latest market insights in a webinar and also support the publication of the Platinum Standard 2021 by SFA (Oxford) on this occasion.

We are very pleased that Stephen Forrest from SFA (Oxford) Ltd and Dr. Philipp Walter from Heraeus have agreed to speak at the event. 

Join our Precious Metals LIVE Online Session to learn about short term supply shortages and long term trends in the PGM industry. The presentations will be held in English. After the presentations you will have the opportunity to ask additional questions in our Q&A session. 

**Please note that registration is required to participate. Once the event has reached maximum capacity, a waitlist will open. 


11:00 – 11:10 Welcome by Heraeus (Speakers: André Christl & Henrik Marx)

11:10 – 11:20 “The Platinum Standard 2021” (Speaker: Stephen Forrest)

11:20 – 11:35 How Recent Supply Shocks Will Affect PGM Prices in the Medium Term (Speaker: Stephen Forrest)

11:35 – 11:50 Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis - New PGM-based Catalysts for the Giga-Watt Scale (Speaker: Dr. Philipp Walter)

11:50 - 12:00 Q&A Session and Wrap-up

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Stephen Forrest - Executive Chairman, Principal Consultant & Engineer, SFA (Oxford) Ltd

HPM Online Session - Latest Developments in the PGM Industry Stephen Forrest

Stephen Forrest, one of the PGM industry’s foremost authorities and known universally for his value chain-spanning expertise, has spent a career working with a portfolio of major commodity companies and clients. His industry track record is significant, having worked as a Commodities Strategist, Fund Manager and Operations Manager, risen to the highest levels of mining management, conducted trade finance and capital-raising exercises in the Eastern Bloc and Western world, and accomplished Top Rating as a Mining Analyst covering the platinum-group metal, base metal and coal markets. In 2001, Stephen founded SFA (Oxford), a leading independent consultancy providing the analytical link between producer and end-user, processor and investor. As Chairman of SFA, Stephen heads a team of top-level analysts providing the industry with invaluable insights into tomorrow’s essential commodities. 

Dr. Philipp Walter - Head of New Business Development, Heraeus Precious Metals

HPM Online Session - PGMs - short term supply shortages and long term trends Dr. Philipp Walter

Philipp is a chemist by education and received a PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He held several management positions in the chemical industry in new business development, marketing, sales and business management in Norway, USA, Switzerland and Germany. He joined Heraeus in 2016 and is now leading Innovation and New Business Development for Heraeus Precious Metals. Philipp is based at the Heraeus Headquarters in Hanau, Germany.

André Christl - President, Heraeus Precious Metals

HPM Online Session - PGMs - Short term supply shortages and long term trends André Christl

André Christl took over as President of the Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals in April 2017. He studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne. He later gained broad experience in senior management with a focus on Finance and Treasury from companies in the automotive supply and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Heraeus in 2009, heading Group Finance. Afterwards, he managed the Trading Division starting in 2011 and headed the Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals from 2015 on.

Henrik Marx - Global Head of Business Line Trading, Heraeus Precious Metals

HPM Online Session - PGMs - short term supply shortages and long term trends Henrik Marx

Henrik Marx is heading global precious metals trading since June 2020, which he took over after the retirement of Hans-Guenter Ritter. He has been working with Heraeus for over 15 years and has played a key role in various functions for Heraeus Precious Metals. From 2018 onwards he was responsible for minted products as Director of Sales for Argor-Heraeus in Mendrisio (CH), after successfully managing Heraeus Ltd. in Hong Kong from 2015 to 2018 as General Manager.