This leading annual conference combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the sector. A world class entertainment program ensures that delegates experience the very best of the style and hospitality of Kalgoorlie, the unofficial gold mining capital of Australia
The delegation is made up of mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers,investors, financiers and mining service industries. A 50 strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.
Forum 2017: 7 to 9 August, Kalgoorlie Western Australia
Select from the available 2017 attendance passes below or register your interest for Exhibiting and Presenting.
Diggers & Dealers endeavors to bring highly respected and relevant experts who are well positioned to provide insightful commentary to delegates on the global economic outlook. Notwithstanding the current slow economic activity in the Australian resources sector and volatility in commodity prices, the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum to be held in Kalgoorlie 1-3 August 2016 remains committed to maintaining the highest standards associated with the event and is pleased once again to announce a highly credentialed and respected economic expert as the key note presenter for the conference.
Diggers and Dealers is delighted to announce that John Lipsky, former First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has accepted an invitation to present the key note address at the 2016 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum. In addition to being one of the more influential economic leaders internationally during his role at the IMF, Mr. Lipsky also has held senior positions in major private financial sector institutions.
A world-renowned economist, John Lipsky’s work in both the private and public sectors earned him the respect and regard of many leaders around the world. His service at the International Monetary Fund coincided with the most challenging era for the international economy in the past 70 years. As the IMF’s first Deputy Managing Director – the organization’s No. 2 Leadership Role, which he held from 2006-2011 – as well as his service as Acting Managing Director May-July 2011, Lipsky was a dedicated and effective leader who sought more effective international cooperation during a period of historic upheaval for the global economy.
Lipsky’s sudden accession as the IMF’s Acting Managing Director came at a time of particular stress for European economies, institutions and financial markets. He led the IMF delegation at the 37th G8 summit held in May 2011 in Deauville, France, that also focused on forging a new partnership with Middle Eastern and North African countries following the Arab Spring. Representing the IMF at critical meetings of Eurozone Finance Ministers, Lipsky pushed hard for stronger action to halt the downward spiral, to restart growth and to implement important reforms. His strong stance and steadfast leadership during this period was noted widely at the time in publications like The Economist.
Before coming to the Fund, Mr. Lipsky was Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank. In this position, he advised the firm’s principal market risk takers, published independent research on the principal forces shaping global financial markets, was actively engaged with JPMorgan’s key clients, and represented the firm around the world with senior public and financial sector decision makers. Previously, Mr. Lipsky served as JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, and as Chase Manhattan Bank’s Chief Economist and Director of Research. He served as Chief Economist of Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1992 until 1997. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Lipsky was based in London, where he directed Salomon Brothers’ European Economic and Market Analysis Group during a time of fundamental and historic shifts in Europe. Mr. Lipsky joined Salomon Brothers in 1984, working closely with Henry Kaufman when Salomon was a powerful and pioneering presence in rapidly growing global financial markets.
While still at JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Lipsky chaired a Financial Sector Review Group, established by former IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler, to provide the Fund with an independent perspective on the Fund’s work on international capital markets.
Mr. Lipsky is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Institute of John Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). SAIS is one of the world’s leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. Mr. Lipsky’s other professional activities include serving as a non-executive director of HSBC HOLDINGS, PLC, and as Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Program on the World Economy. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Board of Directors, and on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Mr. Lipsky is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Lipsky received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
The event to toast the industry and present the G. J. Stokes Memorial, Digger, Dealer, Media and Best Emerging Company Awards to the outstanding players in the industry. An evening of fine fare and world class entertainment proudly sponsored by WesTrac. Doors open at 6:30pm sharp. Dress is jacket and tie.
In 1992, when attendance was around 250 delegates, Geoffrey Stokes began the Diggers & Dealers in its current format. The awards at the time recognised the outstanding players in the industry as they do now. Several of the winners of these awards remain active in the resources industry today. The awards were presented at the various gala dinner venues; the Kalgoorlie Town Hall and Cruickshank Oval.
Should you be interested in visiting a particular project whilst in the region, please contact the relevant company directly.
Buses will be at the airport to collect delegates arriving on Sunday 6 August and Monday 7 August. These buses will run for the duration of the Forum between the Forum venue, socials and all accommodation venues.
Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie.
An IT Room is located in the Goldfields Arts Centre, equipped with computer terminals and broadband access points for your laptop. Wireless access is available from the marquee. IT staff are on hand to provide technical advice and assistance.
For a hotel listing please visit Listing.
An alternate to hotel and motel style accommodation is private homes for short term lease ie minimum of four nights for the forum period.
For assistance contact Kelly Harris of Kalgoorlie Homes who coordinates private homes,
M: 0411 622 321
Registered delegates may collect their name badges and delegate information packs from the Registration Desk located in the sponsors marquee at the Goldfields Arts Centre please follow the signs. Registration will relocate from the centre of the marquee to the main entrance from Morning Tea on Monday and will be open for the duration of the event for name changes, late arrivals and enquiries.
Registration times are:
Sunday 6 August, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday 7 August, 7:30am onwards
Both Virgin and Qantas service the region. Qantas adds extra flights and capacity direct to Kalgoorlie to cater for the event. Check with those airlines or your travel agent for details of the flights for the week of the conference.Restaurants
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