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 2016: 1 to 3 August, Kalgoorlie Western Australia
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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.
The Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum is delighted to confirm that it is continuing to ensure that it presents the premium resources investment programme in Australia by again securing a key note speaker who has been in an influential role in international economic policy and who has a unique understanding of global economic conditions and outlook.
Gene Sperling served as Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy from January 2011 until March 2014. Upon his appointment as Director of the National Economic Council, he became the first person to have served two Presidents in that role, having been appointed by President Bill Clinton to the same role from 1997 to 2001.
In the Obama Administration, Sperling played a key role representing the White House in budget negotiations with Congress as well as in designing several of the President’s economic initiatives. He also served as the White House point person on several of the President’s top policy priorities.
Sperling was also senior fellow for Economic Policy at the Centre for American Progress.
Prior to serving as director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Sperling served as counsellor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, he served as a lead policy advisor on fiscal, budget, tax, job creation and small business issues.
In January 2015 Mr Sperling was appointed an economic advisor to Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), one of the largest global investment management firms that at the end of December 2014 had approximately US$1.68 trillion of assets under management which is slightly larger than that total Australian stock market that is valued at approximately A$1.6 trillion and the Australian superannuation market which is valued at A$1.4 trillion.
Gene Sperling is widely considered one of the best at merging economic policy with a strategy for getting things done. The New York Times called him “a prolific idea generator” for both presidents. As NEC director, he coordinated economic policy and chaired policy meetings with the economic cabinet. Under President Obama, he served as the key negotiator in the debt limit and fiscal negotiations and as his point man in the White House on issues from skills, to financial housing reform, to manufacturing, patent reform, higher education policy and tax reform. Under President Clinton, he played key roles in the 1993 Deficit Reduction Act, the 1997 Bipartisan Balanced Budget Act, the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit and the China/WTO negotiation.
He also served as a senior counsellor and right-hand man to former Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, from 2009 to 2011 as the U.S. and the global community navigated one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression.
The United States economy is widely regarded as having managed the recent economic turmoil effectively and has emerged as one of the strongest economies and is expected to drive international economic growth in the next phase of global economic activity. Gene Sperling will have a unique perspective on the international economic outlook having sat alongside decision makers who have influenced the major economic activities in recent times.
Gene Sperling has also acted as a consultant on the widely respected television series “The West Wing”.
Diggers and Dealers Chairman, Nick Giorgetta commented that Diggers and Dealers has developed a reputation of bringing internationally respected speakers to headline the conference and Gene Sperling is a worthy addition to the previous speakers and during the current uncertain economic conditions that the world is experiencing, Mr Sperling will be a well-regarded presentation at Diggers and Dealers.
Diggers and Dealers presented at the 23rd annual mining conference in Kalgoorlie 3-5 August 2015.
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 31 July and Monday 1 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 31 July, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday 1 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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