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SFA (Oxford) is delighted to announce that next year’s Oxford Platinum Lectures will be held on Friday 15th May 2020 at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and will once again provide a day of thought-provoking lectures and passionate debate.

Oxford Platinum Lectures 2020

SFA (Oxford) is delighted to announce that next year’s Oxford Platinum Lectures will be held on Friday 15th May 2020 at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, bringing together major players from across the PGM value chain for an event packed with thought-provoking presentations and passionate discussion.

This unique forum for leading international experts will examine and debate the nature of the evolution taking place within the platinum industry. Now in its eleventh year, the theme is:

Held annually, the Oxford Platinum Lectures has become a staple of the London Platinum Week calendar, facilitated by experts and intellectuals, welcoming the PGM value chain’s biggest players to the UK, and to Oxford. This year's event promises to be the best series of lectures yet and we are confident that we will provide a highly informative day and ignite some passionate debate, thus acting as a critical “gateway event” and setting the tone for London Platinum Week.

Lectures begin at 10.45am

We will be following the successful format of recent years, starting with registration and a light brunch from 10.00am, the lectures will begin at 10.45am with a finish time of around 5.00pm.

Drinks reception

As in previous years, the lectures will be followed by an optional drinks reception and then the opportunity to visit some of Oxford’s historic public houses.

More information, including details of cost will follow shortly.

The speakers and subjects

Our speakers are leading experts from around the world.


Mark Preston, Techeetah Formula E team ‘Racing to an electric future’ on the impact of technological advances in personal mobility and the evolution of cities.


Andy Walker, Johnson Matthey, on the evolution of fuel cells.


Martin Poggiolini, Anglo American, on global and regional platinum supply trends.


Dr Bernhard Fuchs, Umicore, ‘PGM recycling opportunities and challenges’ on developments and challenges in PGM recycling and refining in the Northern Hemisphere.


Jenny Luker, PGI, ‘Cultural epicentres: how the US is shaping consumer cultures globally’ on opportunities to raise the profile of platinum in the luxury jewellery market.

The Platinum Standard – An agenda-setting industry review/preview

Beresford Clarke, Managing Director and Head of Research, SFA (Oxford)

In addition, Beresford Clarke, Managing Director, SFA (Oxford), will present the latest issue of The Platinum Standard. One-half review, one-half preview, The Platinum Standard comprises analytical articles on those issues we believe will set the PGM agenda for the years ahead. It also collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months. This will be the 9th edition of this highly sought-after PGM industry publication. The Platinum Standard is available at no charge for all attendees at the Oxford Platinum Lectures.

SFA (Oxford)’s associated publication, The Palladium Standard, was first launched in New York in September 2016 and is released annually.

Reserve your place

To reserve your place, please contact Karen Darley either by phone (+44 (0)1865 784366) or via email (

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