Top events for your diary
This article appeared in the September 2012 edition of the Listed @ ASX newsletter.
Here is a wrap-up of recent events ASX has held or attended, and coming events for your diary in 2012.
By Emily Maxwell, ASX
ASX Investor Relations Hot Spots 2012
8 May, Deutsche Bank, Sydney
9 May, Deutsche Bank, Melbourne
11 May, QV1 Conference Centre, Perth
3 July, Credit Suisse, Sydney
4 July, Credit Suisse, Melbourne
6 July, QV1 Conference Centre, Perth
10 July, RBS Morgans, Brisbane
The ASX, in conjunction with the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA), held a series of free education forums, entitled Investor Relations Hot Spots, in 2012. They were half-day training sessions addressing the particular needs of listed companies outside the S&P/ASX 200 that require an understanding of investor relations tools and techniques in the listed environment.
The forums were run by AIRA and co-hosted and sponsored by ASX throughout Australia. All ASX-listed companies outside the S&P/ASX 200 had the opportunity to send a representative to one forum free of charge.
All the courses for 2012 have been completed. Dates for 2013 will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
ASX Small to Mid Cap Conferences, Asia
22 May, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore
24 May, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
Our thanks go to all who took part in the ASX Small to Mid Cap Conferences in Singapore and Hong Kong. There was a good turnout for both cities, with at least 316 delegates overall attending. Delegates heard first-hand the investment opportunities presented by a selection of emerging Australian companies and found out more about the attractiveness of the Australian equity market overall.
In addition to giving presentations, our ASX-listed companies met many key investors during an intensive one-on-one meetings program – 200 meetings were held over both days of the conference.
See more from past conferences at www.asx.com.au/smalltomidcaps
Diggers & Dealers, Kalgoorlie
ASX once again exhibited at the Diggers & Dealers conference, which combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the mining, exploration and service sectors.
ASX’s Stocks and Steaks lunch continued to be a great success and more than 50 people attended. Topics of discussion included the upcoming ARC 2012 conference and A Guide to Listing with ASX.
The conference delegation was made up of mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining services industries. A 70-strong media contingent ensured the proceedings were widely reported.
Africa Down Under, Perth
For the second year running, ASX has established a presence at the Africa Down Under conference held at the Pan Pacific Perth and Novotel Perth Langley. The positive, changing face of the African continent is continuing to attract the lion’s share of global exploration dollars as prospectors zoom in on its untold mineral riches. Countries previously considered no-go areas have attracted a new wave of international investors, explorers and miners wanting to have another look. Striking examples are Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.
As well as the companies giving presentations, the event was attended by several nations’ mines ministers, business leaders and executives from the mining services industries.
Coming events in 2012
ASX Small to Mid Cap Conferences, Asia
16 Oct, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore
18 Oct, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
ASX has hosted successful conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore for the past five years and is now seeking expressions of interest from companies with a market capitalisation between $150 million and $2 billion that are interested in participating in this multi-city event. To register your interest, please email email@example.com.
Participate at a future conference
If you represent a company with a market capitalisation between $150 million and $2 billion and are interested in participating in a conference in 2012, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Singapore and Hong Kong conferences in October 2012 are now fully subscribed but we are taking expressions of interest for our Asian event in May 2013.
Australian Resources Conference, Perth
Perth will host the Australian Resources Conference and Trade Show (ARC 2012) from 12 to 14 November this year. ARC is the first event of its kind in Australia to bring together all facets of the resources sector, in one city and at one time, providing a comprehensive overview of the Australian resources sector to domestic and international delegates.
ARC 2012 is a joint initiative of ASX and the Australian Financial Review, with the assistance of the Western Australian Government and the Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy.
We would like to offer all our readers an Early Bird extension offer – $200 off our full delegate price. If you would like to take advantage of the offer please go to www.arc2012.com.au and click EB.
More information about ARC 2012, including sponsorship and exhibition packages, speakers and session topics, is available here: www.arc2012.com.au.
About the author
Emily Maxwell is Marketing Campaign Manager, ASX.
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