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RIU Explorers Conference solidifies reputation as major forum for junior resources sector

The 19th version of the annual event will be on February 18, 19 and 20 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges in WA.

RIU Explorers Conference solidifies reputation as major forum for junior resources sector
There will be 65 companies presenting over the three-day event

Now in its 19th year, the RIU Explorers Conference is again attracting an overwhelming response from junior and mid cap companies keen to communicate their latest successes.

With a stacked program, the event is set to offer resources companies the chance to showcase their exploration, production and corporate performance and give brokers, funds, bankers, investors, government and suppliers extensive networking opportunities.

The 2020 conference and exhibition will be held at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges on February 18, 19 and 20 and is organised by Vertical Events.

Resources innovation showcase

Kicking off the conference on Tuesday afternoon will be the resources innovation showcase hosted by CSIRO.

The showcase will detail how the accurate characterisation of resources can help unlock the knowledge that will drive exploration, mining and processing success.

The keynote speaker is BHP manager technical services and data integration Asmita Mahanta.

Craig Oliver award

On day two, the Craig Oliver award will be presented in memory of his lasting contribution to Australian mining over the course of his 20-year career.

Craig passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010, aged 46, on the Sundance Resources plane which tragically crashed in the Congo with the loss of all people on board.

The award is presented annually to an ‘all round’, small to mid-cap Australian mining company which has excelled in areas including exploration, mining, corporate, market results, environmental and community over the past 12 months.

Geological survey open day

On February 21, the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) will present latest results from geoscience programs including collaborative work with CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Curtin University and the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET).

The activities and results of the Exploration Incentive Scheme will also be outlined including the launch of Round 21 of the government co-funded Exploration Drilling Program.

Throughout the day there will be geological presentations, an extensive poster display and demonstrations of online systems and technology innovations.

65 mining companies to present

After successfully trialing a three-day event in 2018, the conference is sticking to the formula, attracting record speakers and over 1,000 delegates.

The full program starts after lunch on Tuesday, February 18 and continues for two full days on the Wednesday and Thursday.

As well as presentations from 65 mining companies, there will be addresses from various industry experts outlining trends and factors influencing the mining sector.

For information about the conference, including the program visit https://www.riuexplorersconference.com.au/

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