Australia’s Premier
Mining Forum

August 2 to 4, 2021

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

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

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. By completing this form you will receive the application for Forum 2021 which will be sent via email in January 2021. The offers for successful applications will be sent in March 2021 and from there on in until the presenter programme is filled. 



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.


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


The Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations 

Mark McGowan

Diggers & Dealers is pleased to announce The Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations will make the Opening Address at the 2020 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum. The Premier’s address will take place on Monday 12 October 2020 at 9:15 am.

The Premier will speak to delegates about the Western Australian economy and his government’s careful management of Western Australia through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A special exemption granted to the resources sector during COVID-19 restrictions allowed mining operations to continue to generate much-needed employment and revenue for the Australian and Western Australian economies. It is fitting that the resources industry welcomes the Premier to Kalgoorlie to discuss his government’s response to the pandemic and his views on the future of the Western Australian mining industry.

Diggers & Dealers look forward to welcoming Premier Mark McGowan and delegates to Kalgoorlie for the 29th annual Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in October 2020.

Programme 2020

Monday 12 October
9:00Forum Opening
Jim Walker, Forum Chairman
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Michael Manford, Executive Chairman
9:15Opening Address: The Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations
10:15Morning Tea
10:45Northern Star Resources Limited - Bill Beament, Executive Chair
11:10 Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited -
Raleigh Finlayson, Managing Director
11:35Mincor Resources NL - David Southam, Managing Director
12:00Ramelius Resources Limited - Mark Zeptner, Managing Director
12:25Evolution Mining - Jake Klein, Executive Chairman
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Aaron Constantine, Executive Director – Corporate Finance
1:40Greatland Gold plc - Callum Baxter, Chief Technical Director
1:55Tietto Minerals Limited (Australia) - Mark Strizek, Executive Director
2:10OreCorp Limited - Matthew Yates, Managing Director & CEO
2:25Centaurus Metals Limited - Darren Gordon, Managing Director
2:40Bardoc Gold Limited - Robert Ryan, Chief Executive Officer
2:55Afternoon Tea
3:20Pilbara Minerals Limited
- Ken Brinsden, Managing Director
3:45Gold Road Resources - Duncan Gibbs, Managing Director & CEO
4:10Gold Fields Australia Pty Limited - Gary Snow, Vice President: Exploration & Head of Geology
4:35South32 - Katie Tovich, Chief Financial Officer
5:30The Clarke Energy Cocktail Party - Sponsors' Marquee
Tuesday 13 October
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Digby Gilmour, Executive Director – Institutional Sales
8:35Kirkland Lake Gold - Tony Makuch, President & Chief Executive Officer
9:00 West African Resources Ltd - Richard Hyde, Executive Chairman & CEO
9:25Mount Gibson Iron Limited - Peter Kerr, Chief Executive Officer
9:50St Barbara Limited - Craig Jetson, Managing Director & CEO
10.15Fortescue Metals Group Ltd - Elizabeth Gaines, Chief Executive Officer
10:40Morning Tea
11:10BHP Nickel West - Eduard Haegel, Asset President
11:35Capricorn Metals Ltd - Kim Massey, Chief Executive Officer
12:00 Pantoro Limited - Paul Cmrlec, Managing Director
12:25 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd - Michael Erickson, SVP Australia & Richard McLeod, General Manager Sunrise Dam
12:50Saturn Metals Limited - Ian Bamborough, Managing Director
1:05Karora Resources - Graeme Sloan, Managing Director
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Paul Howard, Mining Analyst
2:05Boss Resources Limited - Duncan Craib, Managing Director & CEO
2:20Galena Mining Limited - Craig Barnes, Chief Financial Officer
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 - George Sakalidis, Managing Director
3:35Afternoon Tea
4:00Musgrave Minerals Limited - Rob Waugh, Managing Director
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 Kal Tire Mining Tire Group Traditional Bash
Wednesday 14 October
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Toby Denniss, Director – Corporate Finance
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 - Kam Leung, VP Upstream
10:15Morning Tea
10:45 Breaker Resources NL - Tom Sanders, Executive Chairman
11:00SO4 - Tony Swiericzuk, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
11:15 Calidus Resources Ltd - David Reeves, Managing Director
11:30Image Resources NL - John McEvoy, Chief Financial Officer
11:45De Grey Mining Ltd - Glenn Jardine, Managing Director
Canaccord Genuity Session Chairman - Tim McCormack, Senior Mining Analyst
12:40Resolute Mining Limited - John Welborn, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
1:05Bellevue Gold Limited - Steve Parsons, Managing Director
1:30WestGold Resources Limited - Peter Cook, Executive Chairman
1:55Western Areas Ltd - Daniel Lougher, Managing Director & CEO
2:20Afternoon Tea
2:40Sandfire Resources - Karl Simich, Managing Director & CEO
3:05Solgold plc - Nick Mather, CEO
3:30Alkane Resources Ltd - Nic Earner, Managing Director
3:55Roy Hill - Barry Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer
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.


2020 Exhibitors & Floor Plan

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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