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 2019: 5 to 7 August, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Forum 2020: 3 to 5 August, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Select from the available 2019 attendance passes or register your future interest for presenting or exhibiting.
Diggers & Dealers endeavours to bring highly respected and relevant experts who are well positioned to provide insightful commentary to delegates on the global economic outlook. The forum 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.
We are delighted to announce another world class keynote speaker for the annual Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum, which will be held in Kalgoorlie from 5 to 7 August 2019.
The keynote address will be presented by the Hon. John Howard OM AC on Monday, 5 August 2019.
John Winston Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007. He is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a member of Parliament for 33 years, and was previously Treasurer in an earlier government.
Under his leadership Australia enjoyed continued economic growth averaging 3.6% per annum. His government delivered major economic reform in the areas of taxation, workplace relations, privatisation and welfare. $96 billion of government debt was repaid during the time in office of the Howard Government. When it left office in November 2007 the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia had no net debt, and its budget was in surplus. This strong fiscal position was a major reason why Australia suffered relatively few consequences from the global financial crisis.
Under John Howard’s leadership Australia strongly supported the United States and other nations in the fight against terrorism. Australia contributed military forces to operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Australia also led the United Nations sanctioned Interfet force following East Timor’s vote for independence. The Howard government strengthened bilateral ties between Australia and many nations in Asia. During Mr Howard’s time as Prime Minister, China became Australia’s largest export destination.
Mr Howard is a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W Bush. In January 2012 Queen Elizabeth II appointed Mr Howard to the Order of Merit.
Mr Howard was the last Australian leader to complete a full term in office. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he visited Kalgoorlie Boulder three times, in 2001, 2004 and 2007. Mr Howard commented that he “vividly recalls visiting Kalgoorlie as Prime Minister, and that the mining industry has been the backbone of the wealth of modern Australia.”
Diggers and Dealers Chairman Mr Nick Giorgetta commented that “the forum takes pride in maintaining the highest standard of keynote speakers, and John Howard will be a highlight of the 2019 program. Mr Howard’s overview of the state of Australia’s political landscape since his retirement will be a topic of interest as will his view on the outlook for Australia’s placement in the world with the shifting dynamic between the super powers of America, China and Russia. Mr Howard is uniquely qualified to deliver an educated overview of the economic implications for the resources industry as a result of trade treaties, international relations and domestic political changes given he maintains a strong interest in current activities and commentates to this day.”
Diggers and Dealers is looking forward to working with a speaker of Mr Howard’s calibre as he initiates three days of corporate presentations at the Forum.
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 4 August and Monday 5 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. Whilst the listing is from the Visitor Centre website, the centre does not handle accommodation placement. You will need to contact the hotels direct, not the Visitor Centre.
An alternate to hotel and motel style accommodation is exclusive use of private homes with Kalgoorlie Homes for short term lease ie minimum of four nights for the forum period.
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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 4 August, 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Monday 5 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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