Australia’s Premier
Mining Forum

October 12 to 14, 2020

The Forum

Diggers & Dealers is a mining investment forum, held annually in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The event is in its 29th year.

Diggers & Dealers is Australia’s leading mining forum, combining corporate presentations by listed mining and exploration companies alongside a large exhibition area housing over 164 exhibitors from the sector. Delegates include miners, explorers, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries from around the world. A 50 strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.

The event provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to meet and network, visit regional mine sites, engage with media, raise finance, invest in projects and generally engage with the resources sector at an executive level in a mining community setting, Kalgoorlie.

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.

DnD 2019 Information

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World Class Presentations
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Select from the available attendance passes or register your interest for presenting or exhibiting.

FULL DELEGATE Price: $2100

This pass allows access to the full event, the Sponsors' Marquee, the auditorium for presentations, Monday Cocktail Party, Tuesday Traditional Bash and WesTrac Gala Dinner.




This pass allows access to the full event, the Sponsors' Marquee, the auditorium for presentations, Monday Cocktail Party, Tuesday Traditional Bash, but EXCLUDES the Wednesday Gala Dinner.




This pass allows access to Monday 12 October, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Cocktail Party.




This pass allows access to Tuesday 13 October, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Traditional Bash.




This pass allows access to Wednesday 14 October, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations. EXCLUDES the Gala Dinner.




Please note only listed mining companies will be considered for presentation slots. By completing this form you will receive the application for Forum 2020 which will be sent via email in January 2020. The offers for successful applications will be sent in March 2020 and from there on in until the presenter programme is filled. Please note the application process is now closed for 2020.




Be placed on the waitlist for the opportunity to exhibit. The waitlist is carried over each year. The package includes amongst other items a booth in the marquee and two delegate passes. Cost of the package is Aus$9,000.




Keynote Address

This year’s keynote address will be presented on Monday, 12 October 2020 at 9.15AM. Details to be confirmed.

Diggers & Dealers endeavours to secure highly respected and relevant experts who are well-positioned to provide insightful commentary to delegates on the global economic outlook.

The forum remains committed to maintaining the highest standards associated with the event.


Previous Speakers

Nouriel Roubini

Niall Ferguson

Austan Goolsbee

Rodrigo De Rato

Lord Mervyn King

Gene Sperling

John Lipsky

Robert Zoellick

Jose Manuel Barroso

Hon. John Howard

Keynote Speaker 2020

To Be Confirmed

The keynote presentation will take place on Monday 12 October 2020 at 9:15am.

Programme 2020



Monday 12 October
9:00Forum Opening
Jim Walker, Forum Chairman
9:15Keynote Address: To be confirmed
10:15Morning Tea
10:45Northern Star Resources Limited - Stuart Tonkin, Chief Executive Officer
11:10West African Resources Ltd d - Richard Hyde, Executive Chairman & CEO
11:35Mincor Resources NL - David Southam, Managing Director
12:00Ramelius Resources Limited - Mark Zeptner, Managing Director
12:25Evolution Mining - Jake Klein, Executive Chairman
1:40 ioneer - Bernard Rowe, Managing Director
1:55Tietto Minerals Limited (Australia)
2:10OreCorp Limited - Matthew Yates, Managing Director & CEO
2:25Mineral Commodities Ltd - Peter Fox, Corporate Development Manager
2:40Metro Mining Limited - Simon Finnis, Managing Director & CEO
2:55Afternoon Tea
3:20OceanGold Corporation
3:45Pilbara Minerals Limited - Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO
4:10Gold Road Resources - Duncan Gibbs, Managing Director & CEO
4:35Gold Fields Australia Pty Limited - Stuart Mathews, EVP Australasia
5:00South32 -
05:30The Clarke Energy Cocktail Party - Sponsors' Marquee
Tuesday 13 October
8:35Kirkland Lake Gold -
9:00 Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited- Raleigh Finlayson, Managing Director
9:25Mount Gibson Iron Limited - Peter Kerr, Chief Executive Officer
9:50St Barbara Limited - Craig Jetson, Managing Director & CEO
10.15Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
10:40Morning Tea
11:10BHP Nickel West
11:35Newcrest Mining Limited
12:00Capricorn Metals Ltd
12:25Pantoro Limited - Paul Cmrlec, Managing Director
12:50 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd- Michael Erickson, SVP Australia
2:05Boss Resources Limited - Duncan Craib , Managing Director & CEO
2:20Galena Mining Limited - Alex Molyneux, Managing Director
2:35Peel Mining Limited - Rob Tyson, Managing Director
2:50Poseidon Nickel Limited - Peter Harold, Managing Director & CEO
3:05Liontown Resources Limited - David Richards, Managing Director
3:20Magnetic Resources NL
3:35Afternoon Tea
4:00Musgrave Minerals Limited
4:15Legend Mining Limited - Mark Wilson, Managing Director
4:30 Apollo Consolidated Ltd - Nick Castleden, Managing Director
4:45 Chalice Gold Mines - Alex Dorsch, Managing Director
5:00NTM Gold Limited - Andrew Muir, Managing Director
5:30The KalTire Traditional Bash - Sponsors' Marquee
Wednesday 14 October
8:35Regis Resources Ltd - Jim Beyer, Managing Director & CEO
9:00Red 5 Limited - Mark Williams, Managing Director
9:25IGO Limited - Peter Bradford, Managing Director & CEO
9:50Lynas Corporation Ltd -
10:15Morning Tea
10:45 Breaker Resources NL - Tom Sanders, Executive Chairman
11:00SO4 -
11:15 Calidus Resources Ltd - David Reeves, Managing Director
11:30Image Resources NL - Patrick Mutz, Managing Director
11:45De Grey Mining Ltd -
12:40Resolute Mining Limited -
1:05Bellevue Gold Limited - Steve Parsons, Managing Director
1:30WestGold Resources Limited
1:55Western Areas Ltd - Peter Cook, Executive Chairman
2:20Afternoon Tea
2:40Sandfire Resources -
3:05Solgold plc - Nick Mather, CEO
3:30Alkane Resources Ltd - Nic Earner, Managing Director
3:55Roy Hill -
4:20Closing Comments: Jim Walker, Forum Chairman
6:30The WesTrac Gala Dinner - Sponsors' Marquee


About the Awards

The official forum awards recognise those outstanding individuals and companies who have made significant contributions and advancements over the past year. Recipients are announced in front of their industry peers at the Wednesday Gala Dinner.

Awards 1992 - 1996Awards From 1997
The highly anticipated Diggers and Dealers Awards are presented at the WesTrac sponsored Gala Dinner on the Wednesday evening.

The awards are sponsored by The Perth Mint and recognise: The Digger of the Year, Dealer of the Year, GJ Stokes Memorial Award, Media Award and Best Emerging Company Award. Both WesTrac and The Perth Mint have sponsored the gala dinner and awards respectively for 21 years.


2020 Exhibitors & Floor Plan

To be advised
Floor Plan


Canaccord Genuity

Cocktail Party Sponsor

Clarke Energy

Traditional Bash Sponsor


Gala Dinner Sponsor


Awards Sponsor

Perth Mint

Coffee Sponsor


Juice Sponsor


Water Sponsor


Network Partner


Innovation Sponsor




All pre-purchased delegate passes can be collected on-site as below. Subject to availability passes can also be purchased on-site. Please note a surcharge applies to onsite purchases.

Sunday 11 October – 1.00PM to 6.00PM from the Sponsors Marquee Registration Desk

Monday 12 October – 7.30AM to completion of the forum from the Sponsors Marquee Registration Desk


Accommodation is at a premium for the event. To view a list of accommodation venues visit this LINK.

An alternate to hotel and motel style accommodation is the exclusive use of private homes with Kalgoorlie Homes for short term lease ie minimum of four nights for the forum period.

Kalgoorlie Accommodation Sam Fostinelli  Contact Email    Mobile 0417 415 517

Agricola College which is a short walk from the Forum Venue currently has availability for the 2020 forum period. Contact Email

Weslan Accommodation has advised they currently have availability for the 2020 forum period. Contact Diane 0418 949 027 Contact Email


Visit the Qantas or Virgin websites to make your bookings and view flight schedules. 


Diggers & Dealers courtesy buses run for the duration of the forum commencing on Sunday 11 October through to the morning of Thursday morning between the airport, private and traditional accommodation venues, forum venue and town centre. A detailed bus timetable will be shared with delegates closer to the event to assist with your planning.

Restaurants & Dining

A listing of local dining options can be found here. Please ensure you make bookings in advance as hospitality is at a premium during the forum week. 

Site Visits

Part of the unique flavor of the annual Diggers & Dealers is the opportunity for attendees to visit minesite(s) during their stay in the region. If there is a particular company with a mine in the Goldfields region please contact the company directly to express your interest.

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