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Brisbane Resources Round-up will showcase Australia’s resources sector

The annual convention is on next week at the Hilton Brisbane with 48 presentations and 70 exhibitors.

Crowded room at RIU GoodOilConference in Perth
The strong crowd at Vertical Events’ recent RIU GoodOilConference in Perth

Brisbane Resources Round-up on October 17 and 18 will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Australian resources industry from companies actively involved in the sector.

Over its 18 year existence, this convention has been the catalyst for initiating new investments, placements, joint ventures, and the like, and this year will be no exception.

Presentations from 37 companies

There will be 37 mining companies making presentations over the two days at the Hilton Brisbane as well as representatives of state mining bodies and corporate investment advisers.

Vertical Events managing director Stewart McDonald said all delegates, whether they were a managing director from one of the presenting resources companies, a drilling contractor delegate or a high net worth investor, would have reason and opportunities to benefit at the convention.

Keynote from Julian Babarczy

Day one opens at 9.05am and Regal Funds Management’s head of Australian equities Julian Babarczy will then deliver a keynote address titled ‘How Institutional Investors Analyse the Investment Opportunities for New Age Commodities’.

This will be followed by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy deputy director-general Rachael Cronin presenting on ‘The Queensland Opportunity’.

Day two begins at 9am with a keynote titled ‘The Australian Metallurgical Coal Industry’ from S&P Global Market Intelligence senior research analyst Richard Foy.

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Investors at last month's RIU Resources Investor Roadshow in Melbourne.

McDonald said, “The genesis of the convention came from a small group of junior explorers who in the year 2001 held a small quarterly investment forum in Brisbane with the premise to discuss resources activities in Queensland.

“Some members of this group had attended our RIU Explorers Conference in Western Australia and they asked me to consider bringing the same format to expand their forum in 2002.

Queensland government support

“From my experience, I knew to make this convention a success there had to be support from the Queensland Government Natural Resources Department and I was very fortunate that the then Queensland Premier Peter Beattie was an advocate and supporter of this concept.”

McDonald said that by the Mining 2007 Convention, the event had grown into one of the largest resources conferences on the East Coast of Australia and continued to hold this position.

Day one presenting companies

The following companies will present on day one, Wednesday, October 17:

- Aeon Metals Ltd (ASX:AML), managing director Hamish Collins
- Aeris Resources Ltd (ASX:AIS) executive chairman Andre Labuschagne
- Alliance Resources Limited (ASX:AGS) managing director Steve Johnston
- Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) chief financial officer and company secretary Shane Volk
- Anglo Australian Resources NL (ASX:AAR) chairman John Jones
- Australian Bauxite Ltd (ASX:ABX) CEO and managing director Ian Levy
- Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (ASX:BC8) managing director Gareth Solly
- Cassini Resources Ltd (ASX:CZI) managing director Richard Bevan
- Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) managing director Brett Smith
- DGR Global Ltd (ASX:DGR) managing director Nicholas Mather
- Galena Mining Ltd (ASX:G1A) chief executive officer Alex Molyneux
- Heron Resources Ltd (ASX:HRR) general manager - strategy and business development Charlie Kempson
- Hillgrove Resources Limited (ASX:HGO) chief geologist/exploration manager Peter Rolley
- Image Resources NL (ASX:IMA) managing director Patrick Mutz
- Indiana Resources Ltd (ASX:IDA) chief executive officer Chris van Wijk
- Musgrave Minerals Ltd (ASX:MGV) managing director Robert Waugh
- Nusantara Resources Ltd (ASX:NUS) managing director and CEO Mike Spreadborough
- Pioneer Resources Ltd (ASX:PIO) managing director David Crook
- Pursuit Minerals Ltd PUR managing director Jeremy Read

Presenting companies on day two

- Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) exploration manager Dr Helen Degeling
- Aruma Resources Ltd (ASX:AAJ) managing director Peter Schwann
- Ausquest Ltd (ASX:AQD) managing director Graeme Drew
- Aus Tin Mining Ltd (ASX:ANW) chief executive officer Peter Williams
- Comet Resources Limited (ASX:CRL) managing director Tony Cooper
- Comet Ridge Ltd (ASX:COI) managing director Tor McCaull
- Gascoyne Resources Ltd (ASX:GCY) managing director Mike Dunbar
- Impact Minerals Limited (ASX:IPT) managing director Mike Jones
- Metallica Minerals Limited (ASX:MLM) managing director Simon Slesarewich
- Middle Island Resources Ltd (ASX:MDI) managing director Rick Yeates
- Pacific American Coal Ltd (ASX:PAK) general manager - investor relations Simon Klimt
- PNX Metals Ltd (ASX:PNX) managing director and CEO James Fox
- Resolute Mining Limited (ASX:RSG) managing director and CEO John Welborn
- Silver City Minerals Ltd (ASX:SCI) chairman Bob Besley
- Torque Metals Ltd managing director Ian Finch
- Traprock Resources Ltd executive chairman Tony Fawdon
- Troy Resources Ltd (ASX:TRY) non-executive chairman Peter Stern
- Ventnor Resources Ltd (ASX:VRX) managing director Bruce Maluish

Altech Chemicals managing director Iggy Tan at a recent Vertical Events function.

Other presentations

Other day one presentations are from Geoscience Australia director Angela O’Rourke and WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety manager- minerals geoscience Dr Trevor Beardsmore.

Also presenting on day two will be Mineral Resources Tasmania manager industry services Rob Willis, Austex Mining Pty Ltd’s executive director Rob Murdoch, CSA Global Pty Ltd’s manager-Eastern Australia & Pacific Rim Patrick Maher, Geological Survey of NSW executive director Dr Chris Yeats and Queensland Exploration Council deputy chair-petroleum Stephen Kelemen.

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Along with the 48 presentations, there will also be an opportunity to network with the 70 exhibitors in the exhibition hall.

McDonald said the event had been purposely designed to accommodate the three main components of the resources industry - listed resources companies, services companies and the investment community – as none could survive without the others.

“I am so appreciative at the tremendous long-term support from the Queensland Government and their assistance is one of the reasons for the success of this event,” he added.

Timetable and registration details

For information about the program timetable, click here.

To register for the event, click here.

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