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
Forum 2018: 6 to 8 August, Kalgoorlie Western Australia
Select from the available 2017 attendance passes below or register your interest for Exhibiting and Presenting.
Note the Wednesday Gala Dinner is now SOLD OUT. Gala Dinner tickets and Full Delegate passes are therefore not available.
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 7-9 August 2017 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 Robert Zoellick will be attending the 2017 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum to present the key note address. Mr Zoellick has broad international experience and influence and is extremely well credentialed to provide an insightful overview of international economic and broader influences arising from the various significant changes that are being experienced globally including the election of President Trump, impact of Brexit and influences of the changes in Asia and potential changes in international relationships that may arise from these important events.
Mr Zoellick served as President of the World Bank Group from 2007-2012. He served in President George W Bush’s cabinet as US Trade Representative from 2001-2005 then served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005-2006. He has also served as Counsellor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State as well as briefly serving as Deputy Chief of Staff in the White House.
Mr Zoellick’s influence on global activities has been recognised by the German Government when he was awarded the Kick Commanders Cross for his work on unification after he was the head US negotiator in the 2+4 process for Germany. He has also been recognised by the Mexican and Chilean Governments which presented him with their highest honours for non-citizens, the Aztec Eagle and the Order of Merit.
Mr Zoellick serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Funds, Laureate International Universities and the International Advisory Board of Rolls Royce and is the former Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ International Advisors. In May 2017, Mr Zoellick was appointed Chairman of AllianceBernstein, a New York Based asset management group that controls more than US$500b in assets.
Diggers and Dealers Chairman, Nick Giorgetta commented that 2017 represents potentially one of the most influential realignment of global and economic relationships in recent times and Mr Zoellick is uniquely qualified to provide an educated overview of what these changes mean.
His appearance at Diggers and Dealers, the highest profile resources conference held in Australia each year, will also be highly anticipated as Mr Zoellick has previously observed that he believes it is appropriate to revisit the discussion of the role of gold as part of the international economic security. In 2010, he is quoted as stating that “the world’s largest economies should consider gold as an indicator to help set foreign exchange rates. The system should also consider employing gold as an international reference point of market expectations about inflation, deflation and future currency values,”. Mr Giorgetta noted that although there has been no action in pursuing these objective internationally, it will be interesting to hear Mr Zoellick’s current opinion regarding the role of gold in international economic policy.
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. 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 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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