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Oxford Platinum Lectures 2021

SFA (Oxford) was delighted to deliver this year’s Oxford Platinum Lectures as an exclusive invitation-only online event on Friday 14th May 2021, bringing together major players from across the PGM value chain for an event packed with thought-provoking presentations and passionate discussion.

Online event

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. 

In response to ongoing restrictions surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, SFA (Oxford) once again delivered these highly-anticipated Lectures online under the theme:


The speakers and subjects

We invited leading experts from around the world to speak.


Jacquelyn Birdsall, Senior Engineering Manager, Toyota North America, ‘Technological advances in the second-generation Mirai and the evolution of the fuel cell market’ 


Dwight Anderson, Founder and CEO, Ospraie Management, ‘Fundamental shifts in private-equity investment in commodities and basic industries' 


Arne Frandsen, Chairman, Sedibelo Platinum Mines, ‘Mining strategies and the Kell Process. Fuel cells vs. batteries - not a competition but a coexistence'


Paola De Luca, Founder and CEO, The Futurist, ‘Tomorrow's cultural shifts in the luxury goods markets, lifestyle and design'


Richard Stewart, COO, Sibanye-Stillwater, ‘Balancing the basket and aligning Sibanye-Stillwater's PGM supply for emerging end-use technologies'

The Platinum Standard

Beresford Clarke, Director of Research, SFA (Oxford), 'Radical change ahead? SFA's perspective on tomorrow's PGM markets'

In addition, Beresford presented the latest issue of The Platinum Standard. This highly sought-after publication provides our market view and collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months. 

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