AMEC Convention to encourage confidence in Australian exploration

THE CONFERENCE CALLER: Members of the resources sector will gather next week at the Crown in Perth for the AMEC Convention 2018.

Conference organisers, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) said the upcoming event will showcase the Australian mineral exploration and mining sector and promote Australia’s resources potential.

The AMEC Convention is one of the key events for the industry and is one of the first marked off on office calendars at the start of each year.

The theme for the AMEC Convention this year is ‘Building Confidence’ and delegates will hear from a range of speakers focusing on this theme throughout the two days.

In addition to showcasing the Australian mineral exploration and mining sector, the Convention is the opportunity for companies and delegates alike to share stories of excellence and promote the potential of the country’s mineral resources sector.

The event will also provide regulatory direction and education for the mining community, which will be valuable for mineral explorers, producers, regulators, investors and service providers, as well as providing extensive trade show and networking opportunities.

“The AMEC Convention 2018 is a must attend event for the Australian exploration and mining industry, which will see mining’s best and brightest come together under one roof.” AMEC chief executive officer Warren Pearce said.

“As confidence returns to the industry, it is a pivotal time to make new contacts, promote new investment, and seize the opportunity to be a part of this fast-growing industry.”

With this year’s focus on the building of confidence in the industry the AMEC Convention will features presentations from Government and industry professionals plus a number of listed mining companies.

One such presentation will be delivered by former FMG chief executive officer Nev Power, who is slated to deliver the highly-regarded Sir Arvi Parbo Oration.

This keynote address honours Sir Arvi Parbo, the mineral exploration and mining industry leader and Power will take the chance to reflect on his time in the mining industry and how it has evolved.

The Convention’s Keynote address is to be given by 2018 Australian of the Year, Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales Michelle Simmons.

Professor Simmons built the world’s first electronic devices in silicon at the atomic scale, creating a whole new field of electronics.

She will talk about how this technology will change the resources sector.

The line-up includes two speakers from outside the mineral resources field – Michelle Cowan, inaugural coach of the Fremantle AFLW team who will talk about tackling diversity challenges and Mark Donaldson, Australian Victoria Cross recipient who will speak about building confidence.

“The AMEC Convention is the signature event for our association,” Pearce said.

I encourage everyone associated with the mining and mineral exploration sector to attend.

“There is still time to register and attend.”

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