Australia’s Premier
Mining Forum

2 – 4 August, 2021

Diggers & Dealers celebrates 30 years of delivering Australia’s Premier Investment in Mining Forum
Celebrating 30 Years

The Forum

Diggers & Dealers is a mining investment forum, held annually in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The event is in its 30th 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
COVID-19 Safety Plan Summary

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WesTrac & Perth Mint
Media Award Nominations 2020

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World Class Presentations
World class presentations at the 2019 Mining Forum

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

FULL DELEGATE Price: $2100

SOLD OUT. 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 2 August, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Cocktail Party.




This pass allows access to Tuesday 3 August, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Traditional Bash.




This pass allows access to Wednesday 4 August, 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. The formal offers for successful applications will be sent in March 2021 and from there on in until the presenter programme is filled.Please note the application process is now closed. Please contact with any enquiries. 



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.




Professor Ian Goldin

This year’s opening address will be on Monday, 2 August 2021 at 9.15AM.

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

Hon. Mark McGowan MLA



Professor Ian Goldin
Diggers & Dealers is pleased to announce Professor Ian Goldin as the keynote speaker for the 2021 Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum. The keynote presentation will take place on Monday 2 August 2021 at 9:15am.
Each year Diggers and Dealers endeavors to secure a keynote speaker who provides the forum attendees with a view of the current global economic situation and trends affecting the mining industry. We are sure that Professor Goldin will be of particular interest given his early career in Africa, international experience and economic credentials.

Professor Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. He was previously the Vice President of the World Bank and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. In 2014 Professor Goldin famously predicted that a pandemic would be the most likely cause of the next financial crisis.

Professor Goldin has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). He has an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Professor Goldin has served as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of leading businesses, including Old Mutual, Implenia AG, Metropolitan Life, and CDC Plc. His board positions include being the lead independent director and chairing investment, credit, risk, audit, strategy, remuneration, social responsibility and ethics committees. Ian has advised over 50 governments and 100 leading global businesses. His non-profit activities include being the Chair of the CORE-econ initiative to reform global economics and serving as an honorary trustee of Comic Relief and other charities.Professor Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and being nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

He has extensive media experience, appearing on all the major broadcasters. His BBC series After the Crash was broadcast on the World Service and Radio 4 from September to November 2018.  This was followed by Will AI Kill Development? for the BBC World Service Documentary series which aired in April 2019 and ThePandemic that Changed the World in July 2020. He has published over 50 articles and 22 books, including  Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future (Princeton University Press, 2011), Globalization for Development: Meeting New Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2012), Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing and What We Can Do About It, (Oxford University Press, 2013), The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What To Do About It (Princeton University Press, 2014); Is the Planet Full?  (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change and Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2016), Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance (Bloomsbury, 2017), and Development: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018) and he is the lead author of Migration and the Economy: Economic Realities, Social Impacts and Political Choices published with Citi in September 2018.

His most recent books are Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years(Penguin, 2020) and Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World (Hodder, May 2021), which identifies the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world economy, cities, jobs, trade, and politics, and considers how to manage future risks.

Professor Goldin lectures at Oxford, Harvard and Tsinghua Universities. His relevant speaking engagements include the opening keynote at Google Zeitgeist, the Microsoft CEO Forum and TED. For the past 21 years he has provided keynotes at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. In 2014 Professor Goldin famously predicted that a pandemic would be the most likely cause of the next financial crisis.

We look forward to hearing from Professor Ian Goldin at the 2021 Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum.

Presenter Programme 2021


Monday 2 August
9:00Forum Opening
Jim Walker, Forum Chairman
9:15Keynote Address: Professor Ian Goldin
10.15Morning Tea
10.40West African Resources Ltd
11.05Aurelia Metals - Dan Clifford, Managing Director and CEO
11.30Lynas Corporation Ltd
11.55IGO Limited - Peter Bradford, Managing Director & CEO
12.20South 32 Ltd
1.25Rox Resources Limited
1.40Venturex Resources Limited
1.55Calidus Resources Ltd
2.10Hastings Technology Metals Limited
2.25Auteco Minerals Limited
2.40Australian Potash Limited
2.55Afternoon Tea
3.20Red 5 Limited
3.45Karora Resources Pty Ltd - Paul Huet, Chief Executive Officer
4.10AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
4.35Mount Gibson Iron Ltd
5.00Regis Resources Limited
5:30The Clarke Energy Cocktail Party - Sponsors' Marquee
Tuesday 3 August
8.35BHP Nickel West
9.00WestGold Resources Limited - Debbie Fullarton, Chief Executive Officer
9.25Roy Hill
9.50Evolution Mining - Jake Klein, Executive Chairman
10.15Morning Tea
10.45Bellevue Gold Limited
11.10Mincor Resources NL - David Southam, Managing Director
11.35Pilbara Minerals
12.00Northern Star Resources Ltd
Peel Mining Limited
1.35Chalice Mining Limited
1.50Azure Minerals Limited
2.05De Grey Mining
2.20Aeris Resources Limited - Andre Labuschagne, Executive Chairman
2.35Ora Banda Mining Ltd
2.50Afternoon Tea
3.15Western Areas Ltd - Dan Lougher, Managing Director & CEO
3.40Dacian Gold Limited
4.05Sandfire Resources - Karl Simich, Managing Director & CEO
4.30Pantoro Limited
5:20The Kal Tire Mining Tire Group Traditional Bash
Wednesday 4 August
8.35Rio Tinto Exploration
9.00Gold Road Resources Ltd
9.25Capricorn Metals Ltd
9.50Ramelius Resources Limited
10.15Morning Tea
10.45Tietto Minerals Limited
11.00Centaurus Metals Ltd
11.15Boss Energy Ltd
11.30Apollo Consolidated
11.45Stavely Minerals Limited
12.40Galena Mining Limited
12.55Liontown Resources Ltd
1.10Musgrave Minerals Ltd - Robert Waugh, Managing Director
1.25Paladin Energy Limited
1.40Legend Mining Limited
1.55Greatland Gold plc
2.10Afternoon Tea
2.40Gold Fields Australia Pty Limited
3.05St Barbara Limited
3.30Kirkland Lake Gold
3.55Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
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 - 1996 Awards 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.


2021 Exhibitors & 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 1 August – 1.00PM to 6.00PM from the Sponsors Marquee Registration Desk

Monday 2 August – 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 is currently taking expressions of interest for their waitlist for the forum period. 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 1 August 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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