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Insightful presentations on the most pressing industry issues

SFA (Oxford)'s annual event, the Oxford Platinum Lectures, brings together individuals from companies representing the entire platinum industry value chain for a day of thought-provoking presentations and intellectual debate based around the most important industry issues of the year.

In response to ongoing restrictions surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, SFA (Oxford) once again delivered these highly-anticipated Lectures with their important messages for the platinum industry online. 

The invitation-only online event was broadcast on Friday 14th May 2021 and recorded for all attendees to view at their convenience. SFA invited leading international experts to provide insightful presentations on the changes that are likely to impact the PGM sector, under the theme: "Platinum group metals: radical change ahead?"

In addition, Beresford Clarke presented the latest issue of The Platinum Standard. This highly sought-after publication provides SFA’s market view and collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months. The 2021 publication also featured articles on relevant topics addressing the current uncertainty in the PGM markets. An electronic copy was provided to all those registered for the online event. 

New York Platinum Week

Since launching The Palladium Standard in September 2016 at a special event in New York, SFA (Oxford) has swiftly established this as a new must-attend annual event during New York Platinum Week.  

Our latest event is scheduled online for 14th September 2021 in New York Platinum Week, under the theme "Where next for palladium?", and will explore how the palladium price is likely to be impacted in these uncertain times. 

The event features fascinating insights from expert guest speakers including Oliver Krestin (Managing Director, Hensel Recycling) and Alexandra Gavrilova (International Relations Manager, JSC Kratsvetmet), as well as SFA's forward-looking views of industry opportunities and challenges from Stephen Forrest and Beresford Clarke. Plus, Lakshya Gupta (Senior Market Analyst: Battery Materials and Technologies, SFA)  will draw upon his expert, in-depth knowledge, to explore the risks of battery electric vehicles powering ahead.

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The Oxford Platinum Lectures

Since SFA (Oxford)'s first event in 2010, the Oxford Platinum Lectures have become an annual staple of the London Platinum Week calendar, welcoming the PGM industry’s most important players to the UK, and to Oxford. The day is facilitated by experts and intellectuals who address some of the most complex questions concerning the PGM industry today and going forward.

Each year, we decide on a theme for the Lectures, encompassing the most pressing issues of that particular year. Speakers from across the PGM value chain, representing producers, end-users and investors, are invited to offer conference delegates unique insights into industry opportunities and challenges, making this one of the most exciting and eagerly anticipated events of London Platinum Week.