August 2 to 4, 2021
Diggers & Dealers is a mining investment forum, held annually in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The event is in its 29th year.
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.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
- Physical distancing
The area of the forum venue is 4000sqm. With current regulations of one person per 2 sqm there is sufficient area for good practice of physical distancing.
Signage will be displayed around the venue.
There will be increased and stringent COVID-19 cleaning and sanitising regimes of all facilities.
Sanitizer stations with bulk product will be available on every entry/exit at the venue.
All suppliers will be briefed on-site for compliance. Signage will be displayed around the venue.
- Training & Education
All staff and management have completed the COVID-19 Hygiene Officer Course.
Signage will be displayed around the venue.
- Compliance with existing legislation and regulations
The 2020 Diggers & Dealers will be fully compliant with the government regulations at the time of delivery, in October 2020. Delegate safety is a priority.
- Response planning
Attendee records are maintained as part of the registration process.
All public health protocols would be followed should a person be ill on-site with COVID-19.
Media Award Nomination
Diggers and Dealers annually recognises contribution to the industry through various awards at the WesTrac sponsored Gala Dinner to be held this year on Wednesday 14 October. The Media Award recognises the contribution of a journalist to reporting activities and enhancing the profile of the resources sector. The input for nominations is sought from resource companies participating in Diggers and Dealers, PR companies and journalists.
We would appreciate it if you would give some consideration to the journalist who you consider has made a substantial contribution to ensuring that the resources sector maintains a relevant profile as well as excellence in reporting activities in the resources sector. Previous winners of this award are listed below and are not excluded from consideration for future years. This is an opportunity to recognise the efforts and achievements of someone who has remained committed to actively reporting events in the resources sector in a professional manner. We look forward to receiving your nomination. We would appreciate your response by Friday, 14 August 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year a line-up of over 50 corporate presentations brief investors, financiers and the industry on their projects and recent developments.
Select from the available attendance passes or register your interest for presenting or exhibiting.
- Full Delegate
- Limited Delegate
- Monday Delegate
- Tuesday Delegate
- Wednesday Delegate
- Presenter Interest
- Exhibitor Interest
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.
LIMITED DELEGATE Price: $1785
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.
MONDAY DELEGATE Price: $1050
This pass allows access to Monday 2 August, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Cocktail Party.
TUESDAY DELEGATE Price: $1050
This pass allows access to Tuesday 3 August, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations and the Traditional Bash.
WEDNESDAY DELEGATE Price: $850
This pass allows access to Wednesday 4 August, the Sponsors' Marquee, day catering, the auditorium for presentations. EXCLUDES the Gala Dinner.
PRESENTER INTEREST 2021
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 email@example.com 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.
This year’s opening address will be on Monday, 12 October 2020 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.
Rodrigo De Rato
Jose Manuel Barroso
Hon. John Howard
Hon. Mark McGowan MLA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2021
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
To Be Advised May 2021
|Monday 2 August|
Jim Walker, Forum Chairman
|5:30||The Clarke Energy Cocktail Party - Sponsors' Marquee|
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.
Awards 1992 – 1996
|100K - 150K Ounces|
|1992||Coolgardie Gold NL|
|1993||Samantha Gold NL|
|1994||Herald Resources NL|
|1996||Plutonic Resources & North Limited - Peak Hill Operation|
|Outstanding Producer 150K+ Ounces|
|1992||Samantha Gold NL|
|1994||Plutonic Resources Ltd|
|1995||Plutonic Resources Ltd|
|1996||North Flinders Mines|
|1993||Glindemann & Kitching|
|1993||Mt Burgess Gold Mine|
|1994||Melita Mining NL|
|1995||Archaean Gold NL|
|1996||Glengarry Resources NL / Tanami Gold NL|
|1993||Great Central Mines NL|
|1994||Samantha Gold NL|
|1995||Great Central Mines|
|1996||Battle Mountain Gold - PosGold|
|1992||Analabs & Goldfields Instrument|
|1993||Australian Assay Laboratories|
|1994||Australian Assay Laboratories|
|1995||DOME for the Tengraph System|
|1993||Kalgoorlie College Council|
|1994||Coolgardie Gold NL|
|1996||Les Calcraft, Greening the Goldfields|
|1992||Delta Gold NL & North Broken Hill Peko Ltd|
|1994||Western Mining Corporation Ltd|
|Service Deal of the Year|
|1992||Jones Partners deal on the Boulder Block Hotel with Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd|
|1992||Cove Mining NL|
|1993||Croesus Mining NL|
|1994||Croesus Mining NL|
|1995||Lynas Gold NL|
|1996||Hargraves Resources NL|
|1992||The Amalg Syndicate|
|1993||Western Mining Corporation|
|1994||Gwalia Consolidated Limited|
|1995||Mt Edon Gold Mines|
|Company of the Year|
|1995||Plutonic Resources Ltd|
|1996||Normandy Mining Limited|
|G.J. Stokes Memorial Award|
|1997||Sir Arvi Parbo AC|
|1998||Dr Ian Burston AO|
|1999||Sir Charles Court AK KCMG OBE|
|2000||Dr Roy Woodall AO|
|2002||David J. Reed AO|
|2004||Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall AO CMG|
|2006||Graeme Smith, George Botica, Barry Patterson and Ron Harken|
|1998||Acacia Resources Ltd|
|1999||Placer Dome Inc. / Delta Gold NL|
|2000||Jubilee Mines NL|
|2003||Woodside Petroleum Ltd|
|2004||Consolidated Minerals Limited|
|2005||Jubilee Mines NL|
|2008||Western Areas NL|
|2009||Atlas Iron Limited|
|2010||Newmont Asia Pacific|
|2011||Independence Group NL|
|2012||Sandfire Resources NL|
|2013||Sirius Resources NL|
|2014||Tropicana Joint Venture - AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd and Independence Group NL|
|2016||Fortescue Metals Group Ltd|
|2017||St Barbara Limited|
|2018||Kirkland Lake Gold|
|2019||Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd|
|2020||Ramelius Resources Limited|
|1997||Robbin Widdup of Lion Selection Group|
|1998||Andrew Forrest of Anaconda Nickel Limited|
|1999||Nigel Forrester of Mt Burgess Gold Mining Company NL|
|2001||Mincor Resources NL|
|2002||Robert J Champion de Crespigny AC|
|2003||Placer Dome Inc.|
|2004||Peter Johnston of Minara Resources Limited|
|2005||BHP Billiton Plc|
|2006||Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd|
|2007||Fortescue Metals Group Ltd|
|2010||Gindalbie Metals Limited|
|2011||Ivanhoe Mines Ltd|
|2012||Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd|
|2013||Iron Ore Holdings Ltd|
|2014||Northern Star Resources Limited|
|2017||Gold Road Resources Limited|
|2018||Kidman Resources Limited|
|2019||Northern Star Resources Limited|
|2020||Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited & Northern Star Resources Limited|
|2003||Barry Fitzgerald of The Age|
|2004||John Phaceas of The West Australian|
|2006||Ian Howarth of The Australian Financial Review|
|2007||Jim Regan of Reuters|
|2008||Michael Vaughan of The Australian Financial Review|
|2009||Ross Louthean of Western Media|
|2010||Rebecca Le May of AAP|
|2011||Peter Klinger of The West Australian|
|2012||Matt Chambers of The Australian|
|2013||Luke Forrestal of The Australian Financial Review|
|2014||Nick Evans of The West Australian|
|2015||Kristie Batten of MiningNews|
|2016||Paul Garvey, The Australian|
|2017||Tess Ingram, The Australian Financial Review|
|2018||Stuart McKinnon, The West Australian|
|2020||Dominic Piper, Paydirt Media|
|Best Emerging Company|
|2008||Territory Resources Ltd.|
|2010||Royal Resources Limited|
|2011||Gold Road Resources Ltd|
|2012||ABM Resources NL|
|2013||Sheffield Resources Limited|
|2014||Aurelia Metals Ltd|
|2015||Hot Chili Limited|
|2017||Kin Mining NL|
|2018||Metro Mining Limited|
|2019||Bellevue Gold Limited|
|2020||De Grey Mining Limited|
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 currently has availability for the 2020 forum period. Contact Email
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.
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DIGGERS & DEALERS MINING FORUM
ABN: 62 008 747 671
|Postal Address||Office Address|
|PO Box 979
West Perth 6872
|Level 10, 220 St. Georges Tce