Fully Virtual Conference


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have decided to make our 2021 event online only. The virtual-only experience will still provide you with full access to the conference sessions, exhibitors, and provides plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow delegates through an easy to use platform.


We are, of course, disappointed that we can’t host our usual event in London but hope to attract an even broader range of delegates through simple access via their device wherever they are in the world. Delegates will also be able to access the recordings for a limited time after the event.

Frequently asked questions

When and where is the Conference?

The Assaying & Refining Conference will take place from Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 March 2021. As the Conference will now be hosted virtually, this can take place from the comfort of your very own home. Details of how to access the online platform hosting this Conference will be made available to delegates in advance of the event.

Conference Registration Fee

The Group Delegate fee grants access for up to five attendees and boasts a considerably discounted fee. We would encourage you to sign your team up at this premium rate.

  • Individual delegate registration fee is £300 for LBMA Members and GDL Refiners*.
  • Individual delegate registration fee is £400 for Non-Members.
  • Group delegate registration fee is £550 for LBMA Members and GDL Refiners*.
  • Group delegate registration fee is £750 for Non-Members.
Register now! *Please email events@lbma.org.uk for the code.

How do I become a virtual exhibitor?

Unfortunately, the opportunity to become a virtual exhibitor has now closed. For information on how to exhibit at future LBMA events, email events@lbma.org.uk.


Find out more about the workshop here.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be made by Friday, 12 February 2021 and will be refunded in full less any administrative charges. We regret that cancellations cannot be accepted thereafter. Substitutions are acceptable at any time. In the unlikely event of the Conference being cancelled, any delegate registration fees will be refunded in full less any administrative charges.

Privacy Notice

Please be advised the Conference will be recorded and photographed for the use of PR purposes and marketing materials. By attending the conference you may appear in film and images. Click here to see our privacy policy.

What does the ticket include?

At our virtual event, you will be able to network with delegates and exhibitors online via a simple to use platform. The platform can be accessed from any device. Live sessions will be recorded and all delegates will have access to view the sessions back for 30 days after the event ends. Delegates will also be able to view the speaker slides post-event.

When will I found out about my abstract proposal?

Succesful applicants will be notified by email confirmation. Please note that some applicants may be asked to amend their abstract and/or title. As a thank you to speakers, LBMA will provide complimentary registration.

How will the event be delivered?

LBMA is working closely with TrueEvents to deliver a digital platform for the Conference. More details will be issued to delegates upon their registration.

What time zone will the Conference be held in?

The Conference will be held in Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) with sessions starting at 9:00AM each day.

What Networking opportunities will there be?

There will be a Networking Hall available from 8:00AM - 8:00PM GMT for each of the Conference days.