Some of the nation’s most promising mining companies will be part of a new commodities boom.
At least 35 Australian Securities Exchange-listed energy and resources companies will help increase Australia’s commodity exports by 16 per cent to a record-high $264 billion for the 2019 financial year, off the back of rising commodity prices and production volumes, according to the Office of the Chief Economist.
The Australian Energy & Minerals Investor Conference is inviting representatives from those companies to its annual event held at Royal On The Park Brisbane, on March 27 and 28.
An expected 600 delegates, including industry thought leaders, company representatives and investors, will explore which commodities and companies have the greatest investment potential in 2019 and beyond.
“Traditional sources of energy such as coal, oil, gas and uranium continuing to grow in demand,” NM Events conference organiser Phil Dickinson said in a public statement. “Electric vehicle and battery development, along with the production of solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure, has led to increasing international demand for lithium, graphite, cobalt, aluminium, copper, zinc, vanadium, tin and nickel.”
Keynote speakers include Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane, Resources Investment Commissioner Caoilin Chestnutt, Queensland Exploration Council deputy chair petroleum Stephen Kelemen and Austex Mining director Rob Murdoch.
There will also be representatives for each growth area:
- Battery minerals: Dark Horse Resources (lithium), Lake Resources (lithium), Pioneer Resources (lithium), Platina Resources (scandium), Renascor Resources (graphite), Sayona Mining (lithium) and Technology Metals (vanadium)
- Metals: Altech Chemicals (alumina), Andromeda Metals (alumina), Auburn Resources (nickel, copper-gold), Bryah Resources (manganese, copper-gold), Carpentaria Resources (iron ore), Centrex Metals (phosphate), Diatreme Resources (zircon/silica), Elementos (tin), Hammer Metals (copper-gold), Tartana Resources (copper, zinc) and Traprock Mining (copper-gold)
- Oil and gas: Armour Energy, Blue Energy, Buru Energy, Calima Energy, Central Petroleum, Elixir, Real Energy and Triangle Energy
- Gold: Alliance Resources, Black Cat Syndicate, Calidus Resources, Dark Horse Resources and Red 5
- Renewables: Genex Power (clean energy)
- Uranium: Marenica Energy
- Other: DGR Global.
“The opportunities from the sector are literally endless and we look forward to helping unlock the benefits for all Australians,” Dickinson said.