Who attends SAREIC?
- Mining Executives
- Government Officials and representatives
- International and local media
- Mining service industry
- Mining Consultants
Home to world-class deposits, rising producers and industry-friendly government policies, South Australia has emerged from the resources wilderness to become a leader in Australian mining and hydrocarbon developments over the last decade.
From just four operations a decade ago, the State now boasts 20 operating mines and can also lay claim to being Australia’s second most popular exploration destination, outstripping Queensland in exploration expenditure for the second successive year in 2011. While the Olympic Dam expansion may have been deferred, the growing presence of BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, JOGMEC and a host of other international mining houses is proof that South Australia’s rise in prominence continues apace.
With full support from the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE), the South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference will continue to showcase this burgeoning sector in 2013. From copper plays in the Gawler Craton, to iron ore developments on the Eyre Peninsula and the emergence of the Cooper Basin as Australia’s new hydrocarbon frontier, South Australia’s resources potential is at last being fully recognised.
This year’s event will feature the success stories and emerging players in the State and will also tackle thorny industry issues such as infrastructure, corporate social responsibility and the future of the Woomera Prohibited Area. For the first time, the event will also feature a dedicated uranium segment, highlighting the unique position South Australia finds itself in within this emerging sector.