Welcome to Diggers & Dealers

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 70 strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.

Forum 2015: 3 to 5 August, Kalgoorlie Western Australia

Participate

Select your required delegate registration from below or express interest in exhibiting or presenting.

Full Delegate

The Full Delegate pass includes all three days of the forum ie access to the marquee, auditorium and the three evening socials, the Cocktail Party, Traditional Bash and Gala Dinner.
Price:
$1,950.00

Limited Delegate

This pass covers the three days of company presentations, access to the sponsors marquee, Cocktail Party and Traditional Bash. Excludes the Gala Dinner.
Price:
$1,635.00

Monday Delegate

A pass for Monday, 4 August, includes attendance to the presentations, sponsors marquee, and the Cocktail Party.
Price:
$950.00

Tuesday Delegate

A pass for Tuesday, 5 August, includes attendance to the presentations, sponsors marquee, and the Traditional Bash.
Price:
$950.00

Wednesday Delegate

A pass for Wednesday, 6 August, includes attendance to the presentations and sponsors marquee, but excludes the WesTrac Gala Dinner.
Price:
$850.00

Dinner Delegate

A pass for the WesTrac Gala Dinner, 6 August. Commences at 6:30 pm in the Sponsors Marquee. An evening of world class entertainment, dining, and industry awards. Dress: Evening attire. Smart.
Price:
$315.00

Presenter Interest 2014

The 2014 programme has now been finalised. You are welcome to complete the application to be considered for vacancies should they arise. Alternatively the list will be maintained for 2015's process and notification of commencement of the process will be sent in January 2015.
 

Exhibitor Interest 2014

Be placed on the wait-list for the opportunity to exhibit. The wait-list is carried over each year. The cost of the package is $7,500 and includes amongst other items a booth and two delegate passes.
 

Keynote Speaker

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. This year Lord King, former Governor of the Bank of England is without doubt one of the most respected economic influences who has worked in the global economic environment in recent times. We are delighted to facilitate his appearance at Diggers and Dealers and hope that you will be able to attend the event.

Mervyn King

Lord King of Lothbury

Mervyn King (Lord King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, FBA) served as the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. During that time he also served as Governor of the Bank of England, chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee and as the chairman of the group of major central banks at the BIS (formerly the G-10 Governors).

He was Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991 and a non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991.

In July of 2013, Lord King was appointed a life peer in the British House of Lords by Queen Elizabeth II for contributions to public service. He entered the House of Lords and took the name Lord King of Lothbury, a reference to the ward of the City of London in which the Bank of England is situated. Later in 2013, King was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business and Law at New York University, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Born in 1948, Lord King studied at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard (as a Kennedy Scholar) and taught at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities before serving as Visiting Professor at both Harvard University and MIT. He was also a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics where he founded the Financial Markets Group.

Lord King is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of King’s and St John’s Colleges, Cambridge and holds Honorary Degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, sits on the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra, serves on the Committee of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (which runs the Wimbledon Championships), is a Patron of Worcestershire County Cricket Club and was a Trustee of the National Gallery.

Mervyn King is widely acknowledged to have been one of the modern world’s most innovative and influential Central Bankers.

He is listed as the 11th most influential person in the Financial Centres in the ‘International Top 500 Most Influential People in Financial Centres 2013’. He has made many contributions to making the Bank of England a more modern, credible institution. He is renowned for his innovative approach, and ability to ask difficult questions and get to the heart of the problem. Both the former Governor of the Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer and Philip Hildebrand, the former head of the Swiss central bank, have said that King helped teach the rest of the world what independent central banking was all about. He has profoundly changed not just the Bank of England, but central banking around the world. As the Bank’s Chief Economist, King established its credibility as a maker of independent monetary policy. He brought in first-rate young economists, and brought down inflation.

He popularised inflation targeting across the world. At the Bank of England he became (in the words of Kenneth Clarke, Britain’s chancellor from 1993 to 1997) the “intellectual rock” on which the new policy was built. His regime was a success and between 1992 and 2012 retail-price inflation averaged around 3%. Over the previous two decades it had averaged 10%. The system faced severe tests during the financial crisis, and held. Today the Bank’s credibility as an inflation targeter is intact: firms and workers still expect inflation to be close to 2%.

Previous Speakers

  • Nouriel Roubini
  • Niall Ferguson
  • Austan Goolsbee
  • Rodrigo De Rato

WesTrac Gala Dinner

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.

Forum Awards
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Awards

G.J. Stokes Memorial Award

  1. 1997 Sir Arvi Parbo AC
  2. 1998 Dr Ian Burston AO
  3. 1999 Sir Charles Court AK KCMG OBE
  4. 2000 Dr Roy Woodall AO
  5. 2001 -
  6. 2002 David J. Reed AO
  7. 2003 Trevor Sykes
  8. 2004 Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall AO CMG
  9. 2005 Peter Newton
  10. 2006 Graeme Smith, George Botica, Barry Patterson and Ron Harken
  11. 2007 Pierre Lassonde
  12. 2008 Owen Hegarty
  13. 2009 Nick Giorgetta
  14. 2010 David Moore
  15. 2011 George Jones
  16. 2012 Geoff Loudon
  17. 2013 Andrew Forrest

Digger Award

  1. 1997 Joseph Gutnick
  2. 1998 Acacia Resources Ltd
  3. 1999 Placer Dome Inc. / Delta Gold NL
  4. 2000 Jubilee Mines NL
  5. 2001 Goldfields Limited
  6. 2002 Portman Limited
  7. 2003 Woodside Petroleum Ltd
  8. 2004 Consolidated Minerals Limited
  9. 2005 Jubilee Mines NL
  10. 2006 Oxiana Limited
  11. 2007 Zinifex Limited
  12. 2008 Western Areas NL
  13. 2009 Atlas Iron Limited
  14. 2010 Newmont Asia Pacific
  15. 2011 Independence Group NL
  16. 2012 Sandfire Resources NL
  17. 2013 Sirius Resources NL

Dealer Award

  1. 1997 Robbin Widdup of Lion Selection Group
  2. 1998 Andrew Forrest of Anaconda Nickel Limited
  3. 1999 Nigel Forrester of Mt Burgess Gold Mining Company NL
  4. 2000 AngloGold Limited
  5. 2001 Mincor Resources NL
  6. 2002 Robert J Champion de Crespigny AC
  7. 2003 Placer Dome Inc.
  8. 2004 Peter Johnston of Minara Resources Limited
  9. 2005 BHP Billiton Plc
  10. 2006 Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd
  11. 2007 Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
  12. 2008 Kerry Harmanis
  13. 2009 Ken Talbot
  14. 2010 Gindalbie Metals Limited
  15. 2011 Ivanhoe Mines Ltd
  16. 2012 Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd
  17. 2013 Iron Ore Holdings Ltd

Media Award

  1. 2003 Barry Fitzgerald of The Age
  2. 2004 John Phaceas of The West Australian
  3. 2005 Tim Treadgold
  4. 2006 Ian Howarth of The Australian Financial Review
  5. 2007 Jim Regan of REUTERS
  6. 2008 Michael Vaughan of The Australian Financial Review
  7. 2009 Ross Louthean of Western Media
  8. 2010 Rebecca Le May of AAP
  9. 2011 Peter Klinger of The West Australian
  10. 2012 Matt Chambers of The Australian
  11. 2013 Luke Forrestal of The Australian Financial Review

Best Emerging Company

  1. 2008 Territory Resources Ltd.
  2. 2009 Minemakers Limited
  3. 2010 Royal Resources Limited
  4. 2011 Gold Road Resources Ltd
  5. 2012 ABM Resources NL
  6. 2013 Sheffield Resources Limited

Forum Services

Site Visits

Should you be interested in visiting a particular project whilst in the region, please contact the relevant company directly.

Bus Transport

Goldrush Tours buses will be at the airport to collect delegates arriving on Sunday 3 August and Monday 4 August. These buses will run for the duration of the Forum between the Forum venue, socials and all accommodation venues.

Dress Standard

Smart Casual.

Forum Venue

Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie.

IT Room

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.

Accommodation

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,

E: kelly1972harris@hotmail.com

M:  0411 622 321

Registration

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 names changes, late arrivals and enquiries.

Registration times are:
Sunday 3 August, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday 4 August, 7:30am onwards

Flights

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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Restaurants

All Seasons Plaza Kalgoorlie

  • Address: 45 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9080 5900

Amy's Restaurant

  • Address: 1 MacDonald Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9021 1749

Bei Jing Chinese Restaurant

  • Address: 268 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9022 9766

Best Western Hospitality Inn Kalgoorlie

  • Address: 560 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9021 2888

Paddy’s Eat and Drink

  • Address: 135 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9021 2833

The Balcony

  • Address: The Palace Hotel, 1367 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 9021 2788

The Carriage Room Restaurant

  • Address: Aslett Drive, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9026 2626

The Waterhole - Kalgoorlie Golf Course

  • Address: 51 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9088 0000

Charlottes Bar & Grill - Tower Hotel

  • Address: Cnr Bourke & Maritana Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9021 3211

Judds - Kalgoorlie Hotel

  • Address: 319 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9021 3046

Main Reef Tavern

  • Address: 32 Dwyer Street, Boulder (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9093 1132

Montys Restaurant

  • Address: 80 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9022 8288

Restaurant 259 - York Hotel

  • Address: 259 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9021 2337

Top End Thai

  • Address: 71-73 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9021 4286

Danny's Italian Steak & Seafood Restaurant

  • Address: 14 Wilson Street, Kalgoorlie (Map)
  • Phone: 08 9022 7614

Current Programme

Monday 4th August

Welcome by Forum Chairman

Barry Eldridge
9:00

Keynote Address

Lord Mervyn King
9:15

Morning Tea

Sponsors' Marquee
10:15

Lunch

Sponsors' Marquee
12:25

Afternoon Tea

Sponsors' Marquee
3:05

Tuesday 5th August

Morning Tea

Sponsors' Marquee
10:40

Lunch

Sponsors' Marquee
1:15

Afternoon Tea

Sponsors' Marquee
3:15

The dtec consortium Traditional Bash

Sponsors' Marquee
5:30

Wednesday 6th August

Morning Tea

Sponsors' Marquee
10:25

Lunch

Sponsors' Marquee
12:00

Afternoon Tea

Forecourt
2:40

Exhibitors

Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum 2014 Floor Plan

Forum Sponsors

Contact Us

Registration:

Email: admin@diggersndealers.com.au

Telephone: +61 8 9481 6440

 

Address:

Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum

PO Box 979, West Perth WA 6872

Level 2, 28 Ord Street, West Perth WA 6005

Sponsorship:

Email: suzanne@diggersndealers.com.au

Telephone: +61 8 9481 6440

 

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