Bullion Integrity Forum Switzerland  

Traditional values and cutting-edge technology, in sync...
Smart use of state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of the precious metal industry has great potential.
Improved and efficient security, provenance and integrity
Joint development of digital tools, standards and procedures can afford significant benefits for all.
Getting together to define a solid path forward
In Engelberg, we intend to evaluate and discuss the digital key digital opportunities and challenges ahead.

24 - 25 February 2020 | Kloster & Hotel Bellevue Terminus |  Engelberg


Monday, February 24th

12:00 | Hotel Bellevue Terminus

Arrival & Check in at Hotel 

Parking is available and the monastery is a short walk (15') away. 

13:00 - 18:00 | Kloster Engelberg 

Coffee & Tea Welcome - Casual get together before the presentations (13:00 - 14:00) 


Opportunities of Digitalization - For the precious metal industry and for Switzerland 


Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability - In precious metals and related investments 

Challenges of Responsible Sourcing - From the viewpoint of a refiner 

Bullion Integrity, Provenance and Technology - The LBMA's perspective

The Bullion Integrity Ledger - Concept and benefits for the industry participants

Bullion Integrity Ledger, Panel Discussion - Opportunities and challenges to consider

19:00 - 21:00 | Hotel Bellevue Terminus

Round Table Dinner 

Meet Some of the Speakers 

Mr. Gasser has long-standing experience and a broad-based track record in domestic as well as international politics, diplomacy and financial market policy. He started his career at the international Committee of the Red Cross, where he led negotiations in the Near and Middle East. Later, he acted in several senior positions with the Swiss government, most recently as the State Secretary of the State Secretariat for International Finance (FIC). 

Mr. Mesaric has over 20 years of experience in Precious Metal Trading. For the UBS he lead intentional teams as the Head of Precious Metals Trading. After that, for the Credit Suisse, he served as the Head of the Global Foreign Equity Trading Department, the Global Physical Gold Trading Department and the Central Banks Relationships Department. In August 2002, Mr. Mesaric became CEO of Valcambi.

CEO of Valcambi 

Dr. Hofer has long-standing experience in economic diplomacy and sustainability. For the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), he coordinated high-level economic dialogues and then joined the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) as a member of the Audit Committee as well as the Financial Planning and Executive Committee. Since 2017, he has been responsible for corporate responsibility and sustainability at Raiffeisen.

Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability of Raiffeisen 

Ms. Mirza has worked in the energy and commodities industry, where she dealt with compliance, legal and regulatory matters. She read law at the London School of Economics and went onto qualify as a solicitor. Ms. Mirza  then joined the LMBA, where she has taken the lead on a number of projects. 

Executive Board Director & General Counsel of LBMA

Mr. Röösli has more than 15 years of experience in the global precious metal market. In his role as the CEO of Loomis International, he headed up the firm's global high-security vaulting and transportation services for precious metals. Mr. Röösli has joined the aXedras management team with the ambition to develop a new and holistic solution for the precious metals industry. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

CEO of aXedras 

Mr. Suess has more than 20 years of experience in finance and wealth management. He co-founded multiple businesses. Mr. Suess is a former manager at Price Waterhouse where he focused on process re-engineering and supply chain management. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Saint Mary's College.

CEO of BFI Capital Group and Chairman of aXedras 

Mr. Höchli grew up in Engelberg and has been successful as an entrepreneur for many years. He got involved in politics in his young years and has stayed active ever since. He is a member of the Swiss party CVP. He is also the Talammann (Chairman of the Community) of Engelberg and represents Engelberg at the cantonal level as a member of the Council of the Canton of Obwalden. 

Talammann (Chairman of the Community) of Engelberg