Who attends SAREIC?

  • Mining Executives
  • Financiers/bankers/brokers/analysts
  • Government Officials and representatives
  • Investors
  • International and local media
  • Mining service industry
  • Suppliers
  • Mining Consultants

About the conference


After emerging from the resources wilderness thanks to its world-class geology and industry-friendly government policies, South Australia is now a leader in Australian mining and hydrocarbon developments over the last decade.

In little more than a decade the State has gone from four operating mines to more than 20 and can also lay claim to being Australia’s second most popular exploration destination, outstripping Queensland in exploration expenditure for the fourth successive year in 2013. 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.

And, in the energy space, the State has become synonymous with innovation, cutting-edge development and a remarkable rate of discovery. From uranium prospects, to geothermal energy and the buoyant hydrocarbons sector, South Australia is now a leader in the exploration for next generation energy sources with companies such as Santos and BP leading the charge.

With full support from the Department of State Development, the South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference will continue to showcase this burgeoning sector in 2016. From copper plays in the Gawler Craton, to iron ore and graphite developments on the Eyre Peninsula and the emergence of the State as a 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 from both minerals and oil and gas 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 energy session, highlighting the unique position South Australia finds itself in within the oil and gas sector.


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