Australian Resources Conference 2012

Event Date: 
12 November 2012 to 14 November 2012
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road

Perth will host the Australian Resources Conference and Trade Show (ARC) from 12 to 14 November this year. ARC is the first event of its kind in Australia to amalgamate all facets of the resources sector, in one city and one event, to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian resources sector to both domestic and international delegates.

ARC is a joint initiative of ASX and the Financial Review with the assistance of the Western Australian Government and Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy.

The Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Colin Barnett MLA, said: "It is fitting that Western Australia hosts such
a landmark event. The state is one of the most productive and diversified mineral and petroleum regions in the
world, with approximately 540 commercial mineral projects and 969 operating mines, producing over 50 different

ASX Managing Director and CEO, Elmer Funke Kupper, said: "ASX is confident the Australian Resources
Conference and Trade Show will become the pre-eminent resources event in the Asia-Pacific region. It will
showcase the Australian resources industry to an international audience by providing the latest news, expert
information and unrivalled opportunities for connecting with global peers.

"ASX has a long and productive association with the resources industry. Mining and oil and gas companies
comprise ASX's largest industry group, with around 960 companies amounting to 45 per cent of all ASX-listed
entities, with a market capitalisation of approximately $450 billion."

CEO of Fairfax Media, publisher of the Financial Review, Greg Hywood, said: "Being the leading publisher of
business journalism in Australia makes this conference an ideal fit for the Financial Review. The importance of
mining and energy in the Australian economy is undoubted and will only grow."

ARC 2012 will feature presentations from government and international experts on a wide range of industry
issues, including the latest products and services, and economic outlook. There will also be sessions focused on
professional development and a dedicated investor exchange to promote Australian-listed resources companies
to domestic and international investors.

ARC 2012 is also supported by the Perth Convention Bureau, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and
Tourism Western Australia.

Speakers include:
Brian Cox
Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University

Martin Ferguson
Minister for Resources and Energy, Federal Government

David Gonski
Chairman of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited (the Australian subsidiary of Investec Bank PLC), ASX Ltd, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and Ingeus Ltd, a Director of Singapore Airlines Limited

Elmer Funke Kupper
Managing Director and CEO of ASX Group (ASX)

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