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RIU Explorers Conference “sets the tone” for the year ahead

The three-day event at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges offers social and networking opportunities for delegates.

RIU Explorers Conference “sets the tone” for the year ahead
A wide range of speakers and companies will present at the event

RIU Explorers Conference 2020 in Fremantle, WA, next week has drawn an impressive line-up of speakers ranging from many leading junior and mid-cap mining companies to various industry experts.

Mining company representatives will outline their projects to conference attendees while industry experts will outline trends and factors influencing the mining sector.

The event opens on Tuesday afternoon, February 18, and continues until Thursday, February 20.

Setting the tone for 2020

Organised by Vertical Events, the conference is now in its 19th year.

Vertical Events managing director Stewart McDonald said that the conference was the opening event in the mining calendar and set the tone for the year ahead.

He said: “It’s the season opener – everyone is back from holiday, they’re feeling good, they’ve done their quarterlies and now they’re ready to work.

“It’s a get together for the local industry to gauge the year ahead.”

Vertical Events doesn’t determine the success of an event by attendance numbers or specific speakers, but more on the overall mood – and McDonald said the mood at RIU was always good.

“Everyone looks forward to the conference," he said.

“Half the people come for the talks, half the people come for the networking, but either way it’s a really fun three days.”

Initial presentations

Kicking off the conference on Tuesday afternoon is CSA Global senior consultant geology and geochemistry Barbara Duggan, whose presentation will cover Using Ore Body Knowledge to Maker Better Life of Mine Decisions.

Presenting mining companies to follow are Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC), Impact Minerals Ltd ASX:IPT), Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX:GMD), Carawine Resources Ltd (ASX:CWX), Southern Gold Ltd (ASX:SAU), Stavely Minerals Ltd (ASX:SVY), Mincor Resources NL (ASX:MCR), and Western Areas Ltd (ASX:WSA).

After the mid-afternoon break

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers partner Michael Boyce will start off the late afternoon session discussing Current Regulatory Issues for Exploration Companies.

Companies presenting include Alloy Resources Ltd (ASX:AYR), NTM Gold Ltd (ASX:NTM), Nusantara Resources Ltd (ASX:NUS), Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:GOR) and IGO Ltd (ASX:IGO).

Wednesday first session

After the day two opening address by Vertical Events managing director Stewart McDonald, Canaccord Genuity Australia head of mining research Reg Spencer will deliver a market update.

Among the company presentations to follow will be Cassini Resources Ltd (ASX:CZI), Comet Resources Ltd (ASX:CRL), Ardea Resources Ltd (ASX:ARL), Hot Chili Ltd (ASX:HCH) and Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX:PRU).

The session will also include the announcement of the Craig Oliver Award.

Late-morning session

Leading off the late-morning session will be ANZ senior commodity strategist Daniel Hynes whose presentation will be ‘Outlook for Commodities Amid an Uncertain Macro Backdrop.’

Company presentations in this session include Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (ASX:BC8), Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZS), Northern Minerals Ltd (ASX:NTU), Matador Mining Ltd (ASX:MZZ), Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX:BSX) as well as Matsa Resources Ltd (ASX:MAT).

Day two afternoon

The first early afternoon company presentation will be Peel Mining Ltd (ASX:PEX), followed by Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX:BGL), Alliance Resources Ltd (ASX:AGS), Calidus Resources Ltd (ASX:CAI), Prodigy Gold NL (ASX:PRX), followed by Red 5 Ltd (ASX:RED) and Neometals Ltd (ASX:NMT).

‘Looking Forward’ is the title of BDO’s corporate finance partner Adam Myers presentation to open the late afternoon session.

Auroch Minerals Ltd (ASX:AOU) is among the company presentations scheduled for this session, along with Legend Mining Ltd (ASX:LEG), Gateway Mining Ltd (ASX:GML), RareX Ltd (ASX:REE), PolarX Ltd (ASX:PXX), and Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX:RMS).

CSIRO’s discovery program

Thursday’s opening address, ‘CSIRO Resources, Discovery Program’ will be delivered by CSIRO research director Dr Sandra Occhipinti.

Trigg Mining Ltd (ASX:TMG), Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) and Golden Rim Resources Ltd (ASX:GMR) are among the company presentations in the session along with Barra Resources Ltd (ASX:BAR), Breaker Resources NL (ASX:BRB), Image Resources NL (ASX:IMA) and Vimy Resources Ltd (ASX:VMY).

Antipa Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZY) will kick off the late-morning session at 11:10 am followed by Venture Minerals Ltd (ASX:VMS), Magmatic Resources Ltd (ASX:MAG), Galan Lithium Ltd (ASX:GLN), Encounter Resources Ltd (ASX:ENR), along with Ausgold Ltd (ASX:AUC) and Middle Island Resources Ltd (ASX:MDI).

Thursday presentations

The seven company presentations in this session will be from Kopore Metals Ltd (ASX:KMT), Magnetic Resources NL (ASX:MAU), Platina Resources Ltd (ASX:PGM), Musgrave Minerals Ltd (ASX:MGV), Geopacific Resources Ltd (ASX:GPR), Ardiden Ltd (ASX:ADV) and Centaurus Metals Ltd (ASX:CTM).

Companies presenting in the late afternoon session are Alicanto Minerals Ltd (ASX:AQI), Saturn Metals Ltd (ASX:STN), Pantoro Ltd (ASX:PNR), African Gold Ltd (ASX:A1G), and finishing with Kin Mining NL (ASX:KIN).

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion led by SRK Consulting’s principal consultant (valuations) Karen Lloyd on ‘The Gold Standard: Exploring Behavioural Impacts on Project Value.’

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

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