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Assaying & Refining Workshop and Tour

Don't forget to book your place at the LBMA Assaying & Refining Conference, taking place 12-15 March 2023, in London.

The programme includes our keynote speaker Leo Simpson (Project Engineering Manager, Metalor USA) who will present on A Lifecycle Approach to Safety in Refineries – From Design to Continuous Improvement.

Find out more about the programme and the fantastic lineup of speakers who will feature this year on the Conference microsite.

This year, you can extend your Conference experience on Wednesday, 15 March with our optional add-ons of a Safety Workshop for Refineries and Laboratories and a Bureau Veritas Commodities Tour.

Safety Workshop for Refineries and Laboratories

An interactive workshop will be held from 09:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday 15 March, where several short presentations on various safety topics will be given. Participants can ask questions and discuss the issues being presented and pose questions to the group on issues of interest. Join us to see what the current trends and issues are for safety in precious metal refineries and laboratories.

Speakers and sessions are as follows:

  • Michael W. Hinds, Ph.D. (MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc.) and Neil Harby (LBMA): Introduction and Observations on Safety Practices in the Industry

  • Michael Koch (Perth Mint Refinery): Safety in the Design of Our New Laboratory Facility

  • Stephen James (Johnson Matthey): Managing the Risk of PGM Fire

  • Leo Simpson (Metalor USA): Hiding In Plain Sight...

  • Rob Sargent and Charles Daoust (Royal Canadian Mint): Proactive Health & Safety; Engaging Your Workforce

  • Terance Nkosi (Rand Refinery): Safety Culture Transformation

Bureau Veritas Commodities Tour

The Bureau Veritas Commodities Tour, to be held from 8:30 to 15:00 on Wednesday 15 March, provides an opportunity to cover all aspects of Bureau Veritas' analytical work and methods (e.g. XRF, Fire assay, ICP with a focus on the precious metals). The tour will follow the process from sample receipt right through to final results to show delegates the lab controls and step by step processes that Bureau Veritas use to get the most accurate results on each sample received. There will be a short introduction to the company and Q&A’s during the tour with the lab personnel.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

We have some exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. See our pack for more information or contact

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

LBMA would like to extend their thanks to the sponsors and exhibitors of this year's Assaying & Refining Conference.

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