Australian Resources Conference ARC 2012

Terry Flanagan

One City. One Event. All Resources – The Australian Resources Conference is the only resources event in the Asia-Pacific Region to bring together all resources in one city, at one event. If you’re involved in the mining and oil and gas sectors you can’t afford to miss this.

Perth will host the Australian Resources Conference and Trade Show (ARC) from 12 to 14 November this year. ARC is the first event of its kind in Australia to amalgamate all facets of the resources sector, in one city and one event, to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian resources sector to both domestic and international delegates.

ARC is a joint initiative of ASX and the Financial Review with the assistance of the Western Australian Government and Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy.

The Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Colin Barnett MLA, said: “It is fitting that Western Australia hosts such a landmark event. The state is one of the most productive and diversified mineral and petroleum regions in the world, with approximately 540 commercial mineral projects and 969 operating mines, producing over 50 different minerals.

ASX Managing Director and CEO, Elmer Funke Kupper, said: “ASX is confident the Australian Resources Conference and Trade Show will become the pre-eminent resources event in the Asia-Pacific region. It will showcase the Australian resources industry to an international audience by providing the latest news, expert information and unrivalled opportunities for connecting with global peers.

“ASX has a long and productive association with the resources industry. Mining and oil and gas companies comprise ASX’s largest industry group, with around 960 companies amounting to 45 per cent of all ASX-listed entities, with a market capitalisation of approximately $450 billion.”

Greg Hywood, CEO of Fairfax Media, publisher of the Financial Review, said: “Being the leading publisher of business journalism in Australia makes this conference an ideal fit for the Financial Review. The importance of mining and energy in the Australian economy is undoubted and will only grow.”

ARC will feature presentations from government and international experts on a wide range of industry issues, including the latest products and services, and economic outlook. There will also be sessions focused on professional development and a dedicated investor exchange to promote Australian-listed resources companies to domestic and international investors.

ARC is also supported by the Perth Convention Bureau, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Tourism Western Australia.

I would like to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in Perth in November 2012 at the Australian Resources Conference and Tradeshow.


Elmer Funke Kupper
ASX Managing Director and CEO


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