RIU Explorers Conference 2019 in Fremantle, WA, next week has drawn an impressive line-up of speakers ranging from many leading junior and mid-cap mining companies to various industry experts.
Mining company representatives will outline their projects to conference attendees while industry experts will outline trends and factors influencing the mining sector.
The 18th version of the annual event, with the theme of Making Mines - Making Money, opens on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, and continues until Thursday, February 21.
Records already set
Organised by Vertical Events, it will be held at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges and has attracted record presenters, exhibitors and early registrations.
Vertical Events managing director Stewart McDonald said: “For many years the two-day RIU Explorers Conference program had roughly 30 presenting companies and near-on 400 delegates.
“Leading into our 2019 RIU Explorers Conference, the event now goes into a third day and we have over 60 presenting companies and well over 1,000 delegates.”
McDonald said next week’s event had a packed program of “the who’s who of the junior and mid-cap market CEOs along with a bustling exhibition area”.
Listening to the presentations and visiting the exhibition booths would be brokers, funds, bankers, investors, government and suppliers as well as representatives from resources companies.
Kicking off the conference on Tuesday afternoon will be Bellanhouse Lawyers partner Dave Filov, whose presentation is titled Current Disclosure Issues for Exploration Companies.
Presenting mining companies to follow will be Australian Mines Limited (ASX:AUZ), Cassini Resources Ltd (ASX:CZI), Calidus Resources Ltd (ASX:CAI), Ausgold Ltd (ASX:AUC), Venture Minerals Limited (ASX:VMS), Rox Resources Limited (ASX:RXL), Alliance Resources Limited (ASX:AGS), Gibb River Diamonds Ltd (ASX:GIB), Encounter Resources Ltd (ASX:ENR), Breaker Resources NL (ASX:BRB), Red 5 Limited (ASX:RED), Magnetic Resources NL (ASX:MAU), Northern Minerals Ltd (ASX:NTU) and Apollo Consolidated Limited (ASX:AOP).
Wednesday first session
After the day two opening address by Stewart McDonald, Patersons Securities Ltd resources analyst Xavier Brand will deliver a market update.
Among the company presentations to follow will be Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:GOR), Galan Lithium Ltd (ASX:GLN) and Emmerson Resources Limited (ASX:ERM) along with Image Resources NL (ASX:IMA) and Troy Resources Ltd (ASX:TRY).
The session will also include the announcement of the Craig Oliver Award.
Leading off the late-morning session will be ANZ senior commodity strategist Daniel Hynes whose presentation will be ‘The Outlook for Global Commodity Markets’.
Company presentations in this session include Musgrave Minerals Ltd (ASX:MGV), Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX:BGL), Antipa Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZY), Australian Potash Ltd (ASX:APC), Carawine Resources Ltd (ASX:CWX) and Stavely Minerals Ltd (ASX:SVY).
Day two afternoon
First early afternoon session presenter will be National Stock Exchange of Australia managing director and CEO Ann Bowering with ‘Competition in Financial Markets’.
Panoramic Resources Ltd (ASX:PAN) is among the company presentations scheduled for this session along with Indiana Resources Ltd (ASX:IDA), Barra Resources Limited (ASX:BAR), Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX:GMD), Middle Island Resources Ltd (ASX:MDI) and Southern Gold Limited (ASX:SAU).
‘Looking Forward’ is the title of BDO’s corporate finance partner Adam Myers presentation to open the late afternoon session.
Company presentations in Wednesday’s final session will be delivered by Saturn Metals Ltd (ASX:STN), Red River Resources Limited (ASX:RVR), Accelerate Resources Ltd (ASX:AX8), Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN), Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (ASX:BC8) and Kalium Lakes Ltd (ASX:KLL).
Thursday’s opening address, ‘The 3 Speed ASX Resources Market in 2018 and the Opportunities for 2019’, will be delivered by Austex Mining Pty Ltd executive director Rob Murdoch.
Pacific American Coal Ltd (ASX:PAK), Legend Mining Limited (ASX:LEG) and Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) are among the company presentations in the session along with NTM Gold Ltd (ASX:NTM), Comet Resources Limited (ASX:CRL), Mincor Resources NL (ASX:MCR) and Matsa Resources Limited (ASX:MAT).
CSA Global Pty Ltd principal geologist Felicity Hughes will kick off the late-morning session at 11.10am with ‘Geometallurgy of Battery Minerals – The Way Forward’.
The company presentations in this session will be from Neometals Ltd (ASX:NMT), Kin Mining NL (ASX:KIN), Battery Minerals Ltd (ASX:BAT), Azure Minerals Limited (ASX:AZS), Magmatic Resources Ltd (ASX:MAG) and Independence Group NL (ASX:IGO).
Those presenting in the early afternoon session are Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX:BSX), Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX:WGX), Nusantara Resources Ltd (ASX:NUS), Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT), Prodigy Gold NL (ASX:PRX) and SolGold plc (LON:SOLG).
Peel Mining Ltd (ASX:PEX) and Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) are among the companies presenting in the final session of the conference from 4pm along with Western Areas Ltd (ASX:WSA), Riversgold Ltd (ASX:RGL) and Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX:RMS).
The conference will conclude with SRK Consulting’s principal consultant (valuations) Karen Lloyd’s presentation ‘How Much is my Project Really Worth? Meeting the Challenge of Estimating Market Risk’.
For information about the conference, including the program visit https://www.riuexplorersconference.com.au/