Symposium is pleased to announce that all profits from this year Resources and Energy Symposium (RES) will go directly into the Symposium Foundation that has been set up to provide funds to further educate students wishing to continue their tertiary education within the resources field.
The Resources and Energy Symposium brings together some of Australia foremost experts on mining and economics, including NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, The Hon Chris Hartcher, former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson, Michael Blythe, Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank and John McGagh, Head of Innovation at Rio Tinto.
According to Kerry Stevenson, CEO of Symposium, the scholarship program is important in securing the future of the resources industry. Symposium is dedicated to ensuring future generations understand the resources industry and what it means for Australia, said Ms Stevenson. This event will help support those looking to move into the industry. Our future depends on these people.
The 2012 Resources and Energy Symposium will focus on the challenges that are set to face, not only the Australian resource industries, but the industry as a whole. We 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.
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 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 bust, it will be our fault – John Roskam, Executive Director, Institute of Public Affairs
Innovation in mining the new frontier – John McGagh, Head of Innovation, Rio Tinto
The Resources and Energy Symposium will be held from 21-23 May at the Civic Centre, Broken Hill and will offer a discounted rate of $110 for students.
According to Ms Stevenson, the Resources and Energy Symposium is not just a conference.
â€œAs an industry it is also important to spend time together and create long lasting relationships not just rush around like a bull in a china shop. That is why the venue of Broken Hill is important. It allows people to truly understand each other needs and to do it in a way that is educational but also fun.
Early Sunday morning there will be an outback bike ride from Broken Hill to Silverton and back for those fit enough to try this fun challenge.
The event kicks off with The Great Australian Outback golf challenge on Sunday 20th May from 11am. It is a unique challenge open to all levels of golfers.
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. All delegates will be invited to join the BBQ and see if Nick Sheards team from 2011 can retain the RES Golf Cup.
On the Monday evening there will be a reception at the Broken Hill Art Gallery and this is a wonderful opportunity to see the incredible Courage to Care exhibition www.couragetocare.com.au which aims to inform and educate Australians of the dangers of predjudice and discrimination.
Tuesday night will be the Runge Wild West Dinner with MC Vince Sorrenti back to entertain us along with the now infamous RES Camel Race and art auction. During the dinner the never before seen Pro Hart painting Change of Shifts will be on sale with a percentage of the sale proceeds being donated to the Symposium Education Foundation