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 2018: 6 to 8 August, Kalgoorlie Western Australia
Select from the available 2018 attendance passes below or register your interest for Exhibiting and 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. Notwithstanding the current slow economic activity in the Australian resources sector and volatility in commodity prices, 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 for the conference. Diggers & Dealers is delighted to announce another world class keynote speaker for the 2018 forum, which will be held in Kalgoorlie on 6-8 August 2018.
The keynote speech will be presented by José Manuel Barroso on 6 August 2018. Mr Barroso was appointed Prime Minister of Portugal in April 2002. He remained in office until July 2004 when he was elected by the European Parliament to the post of President of the European Commission. He held this position from 2004 until 2014. In July 2016, Mr Barroso was appointed Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, a position that ensures he maintains a current and deep understanding of the global economy.
During his tenure at the European Commission, Mr Barroso presided over the greatest enlargement of European Union member countries in history. He was a key figure in coordinating the response to the European sovereign debt crisis.
The key note presentation at Diggers and Dealers is focused on delivering a global perspective of events that impact international economic activity. As a commodity focused economy, Australia is affected by international economic supply and demand and contributions from experienced and respected commentators such as José Manuel Barroso are an important platform to start three days of presentations at the Forum.
Diggers and Dealers Chairman Nick Giorgetta commented that “the forum takes pride in maintaining the highest standard of keynote speakers, and José Manuel Barroso will be a highlight of the 2018 program. The restructure of the European Union because of Brexit is one of the more challenging economic issues affecting the international community. 2018 will be a significant year for the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Mr Barroso is uniquely qualified to deliver an educated overview of the economic implications that will come from this momentous change, both for Europe and the global community.”
Diggers and Dealers is looking forward to working with a speaker of Mr Barroso’s calibre.
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 5 August and Monday 6 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 5 August, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday 6 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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