Australian Uranium Conference
International experts and political leaders will meet at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle for the eighth annual Australian Uranium Conference (incorporating Rare Earths) on Wednesday 18 July and Thursday 19 July to discuss the future of uranium mining in Australia.
The uranium debate was reignited last month following the Japanese government’s decision to bring the first nuclear reactors back online since the Fukushima incident in March 2011.
A series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and the release of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant divided the nation and its thoughts on the use of nuclear power programs in Australia.
Conference organiser, Vertical Events Managing Director, Stewart McDonald said community pressure for the Australian Government to define the role uranium will play in the nations power mix was an opportune time for the debate to be reignited.
“The Australian Uranium Conference (incorporating Rare Earths) will bring together quality representatives from government, the mining industry and the scientific community in a unique and engaging forum where the debate over nuclear power and the role uranium may play in Australia can be openly discussed and debated,” Mr McDonald said.
The conference continues to attract an ever-growing group of resource companies, brokers, fund managers and investors and will again feature industry updates, company presentations, government information talks, and technical presentations.
Key speakers at the conference include:
• Hon. Norman Moore MLC – Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Government of
• Eddie Rigg – Managing Director, Argonaut Limited
• Dr Haksoo Kim – Director, Fuel Supply, Exelon Generation Company LLC
• John Borshoff – Managing Director & CEO, Paladin Energy Ltd
• Dr Rick Tinker – Director of Environment and Public Health, Australian
Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
• Richard Henning – Managing Director, Stonehenge Metals Ltd
In addition to the presenting auditorium and exhibition area, the conference will host a second technical and government auditorium covering technical issues and government policies that affect uranium exploration and mining.
The technical auditorium will also host a rare earths forum featuring presentations from Dudley Kingsnorth, Ian Chalmers of Alkane Resources, Tracey Weslowsky and ANSTO.