Resources and Energy Symposium Returns to Broken Hill

Investment events company Symposium is pleased to announce that the annual Resources and Energy Symposium (RES) will return to Broken Hill on May 20-23.
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March 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Investment events company Symposium is pleased to announce that the annual Resources and Energy Symposium (RES) will return to Broken Hill on May 20-23.

The Resources and Energy Symposium brings together some of Australia’s foremost experts on mining and  economics, including , NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher  former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson and John McGaugh, Head of Innovation at Rio Tinto .

According to Kerry Stevenson, CEO of Symposium, this year’s event will be better than ever.

“Last year’s event exceeded the expectations of all that attended - including 473 delegates, 30-plus resource companies and over 10 key note speakers. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better,” said Kerry. “The 2012 Resources and Energy Symposium will focus on the challenges that are set to face, not only the Australian resource industries, but Australia as a whole.

The event will also look at ways Australia can collaborate and remain globally competitive as well as identify the outlook and opportunities for those who invest in the industry.”

Symposium has confirmed The Commonwealth Bank as the lead sponsor with its Chief Economist, Michael Blythe a keynote speaker at the event.

More than 30 resource companies will present their investment opportunities over the 2.5-day event. There will be workshops, panel discussions and over 15 keynote speeches covering a range of topics including:

•   Australia’s economic outlook (Michael Blythe, Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank)
•   Agriculture and mining. Where to from here? (The Hon. John Anderson, former Deputy PM and former Chairman of Eastern Star Gas)
•   Providing solutions, not roadblocks, for mining and agriculture (Ben White, CEO, New Rural Industries)
•   Update on the Olympic Dam expansion (Dr Paul Heithersay, Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force)
•   The first era of the Coal Gas Industry, (Sir Eric Neal AC, former CEO of Boral and Former Governor of South Australia)
•   Australia’s bust, it will be our fault (John Roskam, Executive Director, Institute of Public Affairs)
•   Innovation in mining the new frontier (John McGaugh, Head of Innovation, Rio Tinto)
 All profits from the Resources and Energy Symposium will go directly into scholarship programmes that provide funds to educate students wishing to undertake tertiary education within the resources field.  

The Resources and Energy Symposium will be held from 21-23 May at the Civic Centre, Broken Hill.

The Great Australian Outback golf challenge will precede the Symposium on Sunday 20th May and is a unique golfing challenge open to all levels of golfing prowess. For those not keen to dodge the emus and kangaroos there will be the opening BBQ later in the day as an informal kick off to the Symposium.

Prices start from $300.
Visit for more information and details of how to register.


For more information - or to register - please contact:
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66 King Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
+ (61) 2 92994350

For Media interview requests please contact:
Kirrily Ciscato
0414 303 695

About Symposium

Symposium is an Australian owned and operated events company that specialises in developing quality events for the resources and energy sectors.

Symposium brings investors, resource companies and expert industry speakers together, to create face-to-face marketing, learning and networking opportunities.

Each Symposium event is uniquely designed to ensure both presenting companies and delegates receive maximum benefit. Presenting companies benefit from being in touch with existing, and potential, investors. Delegates benefit from gaining the latest updates from a company they already invest in or a new company they are keen to learn more about.

Symposium events are also designed to enable all attendees to meet each other in an informal setting and discuss issues of interest.

Symposium Managing Director, Kerry Stevenson, has had many years’ experience in the events industry both in Australia and the UK and is considered a thought leader within, and a voice for, the resources industry.  

Kerry started Symposium in 2009 as a way to introduce Australians - and overseas investors - to the opportunities within the resources industry. She is a passionate advocate for the industry and  continues to educate on the ways the industry can remain globally competitive.
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