Investing in gold offers diversification of your portfolio, protection of your assets, and potential for profit. There are many options when it comes to investing in gold and it is important to stay informed.
Precious metal conferences are great opportunities to network with leaders in the industry, learn about the latest investment options, and hear about trends or events that may affect gold's value in the future. Below are 20 conferences every gold investor should consider attending this year.
(1) Vancouver Resource Investment Conference
January 19-20, 2014
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference is the world's largest investment conference dedicated to resource exploration and the largest of all annual trade shows held in Vancouver, Canada. Speak one-on-one with executive members from companies covering every corner of the mineral exploration sector along with metals dealers, oil & gas, renewable energy, media and financial services companies.
(2) California Investment Conference
February 7-8, 2014
Indian Wells, California
The California Investment Conference is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with executives and management representing diversified investment opportunities from across North America. Attend a range of presentations from leading industry analysts on how to build your wealth through strong investment decisions.
(3) World Money Fair
February 7-9, 2014
Around 8,000 m² of exhibition space is worldwide the most important exchange platform for the numismatic trade. Information on the latest trends and technical developments are as much in demand as the company of those of a like mind.
(4) PDAC 2014
March 2-5, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The four-day annual Convention held in Toronto, Canada has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932 and today is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry. In addition to meeting over 1,000 exhibitors, 25,122 attendees from 126 countries, it allows you the opportunity to attend technical sessions, short courses as well as social and networking events.
(5) Mines and Money 2014
March 24-28, 2014
Now in its 7th year, Mines and Money Hong Kong has established itself as Asia-Pacific’s premier event for mining investment deal-making and capital raising. The event showcases hundreds of mining companies in a 270-booth exhibition, connecting them with 1,000 investors from the world’s largest mining funds, private equity firms, alternative financiers and private wealth.
(6) Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2014
April 6-7, 2014
DMCC, Foretell & Dubai Gold Advisory Group is glad to announce the dates of the 3rd edition of Dubai Precious Metals Conference on 6-7 April 2014, Dubai. The theme for 2014 is "Engaging with Africa" & towards this a host of panel discussions, master class sessions & deliberations are planned covering very important topics concerning the region & the world markets. The 2013 conference saw more than 30 expert speakers, delegates in excess of 330, 15+ exhibitors from more than 20 countries across the value chain. Refiners from more than 12 countries, bullion banks from 8+ countries, suppliers from 15+ countries was a perfect mix for a successful business & networking platform.
(7) Denver Gold Group European Gold Forum 2014
April 8-11, 2014
The Forum is a private event and participation is by invitation only for the benefit of institutional investors, portfolio and fund managers, buy and sell side analysts, and DGG member representatives.
(8) Milken Institute Global Conference
April 27-30, 2014
Los Angeles, California
High-powered CEOs, investors, innovators, policymakers, philanthropists, educators and scientists challenge each other's thinking in a sweeping and ambitious program touching on topics from financial markets, economic development, energy, and global health to public policy, education, media and technology.
(9) Mongolia Investment Summit 2014
April 29-May 1, 2014
As Mongolia’s double digit growth continues and government policy becomes increasingly foreign investor friendly, the attention of Western investors has once again turned to the resource rich country. Attending the Mongolia Investment Summit as well as the pre and post-summit workshops is your guaranteed path to accurately assessing how you could reap the rewards of Mongolia’s growth and evermore favorable policies.
(10) Metals & Minerals Conference
May 12-13, 2014
New York, New York
The Metals & Minerals Investment Conferences provide active investors with actionable and profitable advice on how to best evaluate mining stocks and how to strategically position their portfolios for sustainable long term wealth. Brilliant investors with a track record for beating the market and leveraging bull and bear cycles are there to discuss the key concepts of investing in natural resources and share some of their investment strategies.
(11) LPPM Platinum Week
May 19-23, 2014
During the third week in May each year, representatives of the platinum industry gather in London, England for what has become known as Platinum Week. Platinum Week centers on an industry dinner sponsored by the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM) which marks the anniversary of the inauguration of the London Platinum Quotation (the forerunner of the present London Fixings) in 1973. This event is by invitation of the members of the LPPM only and is attended by PGM producers, refiners, fabricators and traders.
(12) Precious Metals Summit
May 29-30, 2014
The Precious Metals Summit has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of the investors and companies that attend, our efficient and professionally managed one-on-one program, superb networking opportunities and high-calibre keynote speakers. Registration is by invitation only to qualified investors, portfolio managers, and private wealth and family office managers.
(13) World Resource Investment Conference
June 1-2, 2014
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Three industries will come together for this 2-day event to cover RESOURCE, TECHNOLOGY and DIVERSIFIED investment opportunities. Companies in Mineral Exploration, Oil & Gas, LNG, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Electric Metals, Technology and Real Estate will exhibit. Top industry analysts, newsletter writers, c-suite executives, hedge fund managers, trends forecasters and finance celebrities will cover speculative and direct investments and strategies, economic outlook and macro trends.
(14) IMPI 38th Conference
June 7-10, 2014
Their key event, the Technical Conference, is held each June. Members may attend presentations given by industry leaders on topics ranging from Emerging Technologies, Financial Management, Environmental Management, Recovery, Refining, Catalysis to Sampling and Analysis.
(15) Denver Gold Forum 2014
September 14-17, 2014
Hosted each September in Colorado, the Denver Gold Forum (DGF) is the world's most prestigious precious metal equities investment forum. The Denver Gold Forum showcases seven-eighths of the world's publicly traded gold and silver companies when measured by production and reserves. The invitation-only event is attended by the world's leading specialist precious metal investors as well as generalist institutional investors. Buy- and sell-side analysts from around the world make up the balance of the participants.
(16) LME Week
October 20-23, 2014
The seminar kick starts LME Week and covers all aspects of the ever-changing market including the global economy, market trends and issues facing the metal industry today and is a regular fixture at the LME. It always features high-profile speakers, interactive panel discussions as well as an exhibition suite, and has an international attendance of 400 to 500 which keeps growing.
November 7-9, 2014
The joint celebration of Expominer and Colecciona Barcelona once again made an impact with a wide range of shops, exhibitions, raffles, activities and scientific workshops. There were "objects of desire" and unique items, from stamps, coins and banknotes from different eras, to cava muselet caps, miniatures, posters or old photographs, as well as minerals, gems, precious stones, semi-precious gemstones and fossils. There were also meteorites, which again captured the public's attention. The event received over 12,000 collectors, hobbyists, professionals and students.
(18) Metal-Expo 2014
November 11-14, 2014
The All-Russia Exhibition Center Moscow
Metal-Expo Organizers are now in the middle of arranging the exposition of Metal-Expo 2014, the 20th International Industrial Exhibition, November 11-14, Halls 69 and 75, V. V. C., Moscow, Russia. Last year over 750 companies from 35 world countries arranged their expositions in halls 69 and 75 of the All-Russia Exhibition Center while more than 30,000 end-users of ferrous and non-ferrous products from various industries including construction, power and engineering complex, transportation and logistics, machine-building etc. visited the event.
(19) Minerals Engineering International – Precious Metals
November 20-21, 2014
Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
The 5th International Symposium on Precious Metals (Precious Metals ‘14), is organized by Minerals Engineering International in consultation with Dr Mike Adams. Precious Metals ‘14 will deal with all aspects of the processing of gold, silver and PGM ores, such as flotation, bio and hydrometallurgy and the associated environmental issues.
***EDIT: This event has unfortunately been cancelled, but will be returning in May 2015.***
(20) Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo)
December 11-13, 2014
Indometal 2014 returns with a greater focus on the synergistic capabilities of foundry technology, casting products, metallurgy and thermo process technology following its inaugural success in 2013. Indometal 2014 will be the right platform to meet key industry players and decision-makers, share new concepts and ideas, establish new relationships and gain critical business leads into Indonesia and the region.
Reference: American Hard Assets