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
Select your required delegate registration from below or express interest in exhibiting or 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. 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, 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%.
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.
Should you be interested in visiting a particular project whilst in the region, please contact the relevant company directly.
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.
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,
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 names changes, late arrivals and enquiries.
Registration times are:
Sunday 3 August, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday 4 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