KBC Managing Director Roger Barrett will be giving a presentation on business and investment in North Korea at Mines and Money Hong Kong March 23-27. He will also be hosting a roundtable discussion on the same subject on the 23rd. If you are in the area please join us!
Lunchtime roundtables 23rd March
Roundtable 1: Australia
Roundtable 2: Cambodia Joey Zhuoyu Wang Tohui Group
Roundtable 3: Mongolia Alain Fontaine, Partner, Ocean Equity Partners
Roundtable 4: Canada
Roundtable 5: Indonesia Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital
Roundtable 6: Central Asia Reserved Dragon Mining
Roundtable 7: India Kunal Shah, Head of Commodities Research, Nirmal Bang
Roundtable 8: Myanmar Biao Chen, Managing Partner, Jinjiang Mining Fund
Roundtable 9: North Korea - Roger Barrett, Managing Director, Korea Business Consultants (KBC)
Aim of roundtables
Most of the content at Mines and Money is structured and formal, i.e. the presentations and to a lesser extent the panel discussions. They also take place in front of large audiences where often people are afraid to ask questions.
With roundtables we are trying to create an alternative learning and networking environment which is more informal, more interactive and more intimate. Typically there are 10 people per roundtable. In these settings people are often more willing to open up and ask more questions.
How do people sign up?
Whilst people can sign up on the day of the roundtables, we recommend that people who are interested sign up before the event via our registration system. Some of the popular roundtables get booked out weeks in advance.
How do our roundtables work?
Each of the roundtables is led by a moderator. Most of them are also based around a particular theme i.e. a type of commodity, a country or geographical region. Some of them are based around meeting a well known investor or mining personality.
The moderator usually starts the discussion by introducing themselves and then asks the other roundtable participants to briefly introduce themselves and suggest an area which they would like to see covered in the table discussion.
These introductions and suggested areas from the participants should then give a loose agenda to have an informal discussion over the remaining time frame. Due to the time available debate tends to focus on the top 3 or 4 areas raised. For a gold roundtable for example, participants might end up discussing physical vs paper, gold ETFs, gold price predictions for the next 12 months and gold mining opportunities in a particular country – it really it is up to the participants to set the agenda and then for the moderator to lead the discussions.
Registration and more about the event here.