AMEC Convention 2015

23 - 24 June 2015

Crown Perth, Western Australia

Dr Erica Smyth

Dr Erica Smyth

Chairman and Non Executive Director

Hon Bill Marmion

Hon Bill Marmion

Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum WA

David Flanagan

David Flanagan

Managing Director, Atlas Iron

The AMEC Convention 2015 was held on 23 and 24 June at the Crown Perth, Western Australia and attracted over 500 delegates. There were 44 exhibitors in the trade show including mining and exploration companies and service providers to the industry.
The 2016 AMEC Convention will be held on 8 and 9 June 2016 at the Crown Perth.

Click here to download the 2015 Post Show Report to find out more about the event.

The theme for the 2015 Convention was ‘Exploring the future of mining’ and featured presentations on greenfields exploration, global economic trends, innovative technologies and key learnings from significant mineral discoveries.
The two day event hosted world-leading speakers from industry, government and research organisations.
A debate on whether “Australia would be better off without mining” featured the University of Western Australia Debating Union and was judged by a panel and the audience.
An Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) Briefing and Panel Session was held to inform companies on how they can make the most of the EDI to attract investment in their greenfields exploration projects.

Key speakers at the Convention included:

  • Senator Dean Smith, Liberal Senator for Western Australia
  • Hon Gary Gray, Federal Shadow Minister for Resources 
  • David Flanagan, Managing Director, Atlas Iron
  • Dr Erica Smyth, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
  • Ross Lambie, Acting General Manager Resources & Energy Economics Branch, Department of Industry and Science
  • Shane Wright, Economics Editor, The West Australian
  • Dr Allan Trench, Consultant CRU Group; Professor, Curtin University
  • Steve Harris, CEO, The Brand Agency
  • Chong Lek Foong, Director, Listings, Marketing & Business Development, Singapore Stock Exchange

Representatives from various States and Territories also provided updates on key initiatives and developments in their jurisdictions:

  • Hon Bill Marmion, Minister for Finance; Mines & Petroleum, Western Australia
  • Hon Willem Westra van Holthe, Deputy Chief Minister, Northern Territory
  • Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, South Australia
  • Dr Brett Heyward, Director-General, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland
  • Kylie Hargreaves, Deputy Secretary, Resources & Energy, New South Wales Trade & Investment.

“The AMEC Convention helps our business keep abreast of industry successes and activities. We always walk away with business development opportunities, new ideas and generally a new client"  - Peta Libby, Managing Director, Digirock

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