This article appeared in the July 2008 Listed @ ASX email newsletter.

Upcoming events

A list of upcoming events for listed companies over the coming months.

Diggers and Dealers, Kalgoorlie

Date: 4 – 6 August 2008
Venue: The Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

This leading annual mining conference combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the mining, exploration and service sectors. A world class entertainment program ensures that delegates experience the very best of the style and hospitality of Kalgoorlie, the unofficial gold mining capital of Australia.

The delegation is made up of mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries. A 40-strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.

ASX will be exhibiting at the conference, stand No.25. 

Innovate 08, IFSA Annual Conference, Gold Coast

Date: 6 – 8 August 2008
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

ASX will be co-exhibiting with Standard and Poor’s at the annual IFSA conference. This conference provides fund managers with a cutting edge program of inspirational speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Visit www.ifsainnovate08.com.au for more information.


Investor Series Days - Sydney

The Resourceful Events Investor Series supported by ASX, are half day conferences held in the heart of the CBD of Sydney. These conferences are free to attend for the investment community aiming to bring the resources and investment industries together.
Attendees will hear from up to eight companies in a specific commodity with company presentations of approximately 20 minutes each. Below are the upcoming commodity conference dates up to December 2008:
Coal Day
Date: Wednesday 13 August, 8.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

Iron Ore Day
Date: Tuesday 7 October, 8.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

Uranium Day
Date: Wednesday 12 November, 12.30pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

Investor Series Day
Date: December - TBA
Venue: TBA

For more information on these events and to register visit www.resourcefulevents.com.

National Investor Briefing – Investing in Mining Stocks

This educational event is for retail investors and brokers and is organised by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

Upcoming Briefing dates:

Sydney        30 August, 1 November 
Melbourne    13 September, 15 November
Adelaide       20 September, 8 November 
Brisbane       6 September 
Perth            23 August, 22 November  

Attendance is free and includes a complimentary networking lunch. Registration is essential.
Contact events@amec.org.au or call 1300 738 184. For more information visit www.amec.org.au


Excellence in Mining and Exploration - Sydney

ASX is proud to once again sponsor the conference, now in its sixth year, which profiles the exploration and mining industry to the investment community. The event includes presentations in the area of capital raisings, listing issues, and infrastructure as well as on and offshore investment activities.

The three-day conference also includes an industry exhibition, the ‘Legends in Mining Awards’ breakfast and the ‘National Mining Awards’ ceremony and gala dinner. Delegates will see and hear the latest developments from over 60 companies in the resources industry.

Date:            Sunday 14 – Tuesday 16 September
Venue:         Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

For more information on the event and to register go to www.resourcefulevents.com


Investor Relations for SMEs - one day course

Covering the essentials of investor relations
AIRA's Investor Relations for SMEs is a one-day intensive training course that covers ‘the essentials’ in the practice of investor relations. Designed for CEOs, CFOs, company secretaries and other senior executives, this program delivers a practical understanding of investor relations principles and practices.

Supported by ASX the course provides:
The tools and techniques to effectively establish an investor relations program 
An overview of the regulatory requirements that listed entities must comply with
The essentials of effective communication
Tips on dealing with some of the most topical issues in investor relations including, whether to give market guidance or not, hedge funds and how to deal with them.  

Course Dates:

Brisbane        Friday 10 October
Melbourne     TBA - April 2009

For more information and to register for this course please visit www.aira.org.au


ASX Small to Mid Caps, Hong Kong – Accessing International Investment

With global commodities prices remaining buoyant, the Australian resources and related industry sectors are continuing to play a significant part in the performance of the overall Australian equity market. This is a unique opportunity for Asian investors to hear the latest business strategies and outlooks from a selection of emerging Australian market leaders in the small and mid cap segment of the Australian market with Mining, Energy and related activities.

Presentations will be made by the CEO or CFO of 16 ASX listed companies and will be supplemented by one-on-one meetings throughout the program. The evening function will provide the perfect networking forum ensuring investors and listed companies ample opportunity to meet.

Date:          Thurs 16 – 17 October
Venue:       Four Seasons, Hong Kong

For more information on the conference visit www.asx.com.au/smalltomidcapshk.


AFR / ASX Investment Success Series

Bringing together two of Australia's most respected names in finance
The Australian Financial Review and the Australian Securities Exchange join together and present The Australian Financial Review and ASX Investment Success Series. This exciting partnership unites the resources of two of Australia's most respected brands in finance to present a national series of investor education events for sophisticated Australian retail investors.

Upcoming dates:

Perth             Friday 22 August
Melbourne    Friday 17 – Saturday 18 October
Sydney         Friday 24 – Saturday 25 October

For more information and to register for a session please visit http://www.asx.com.au/resources/education/afr_investment_series.htm.

Chartered Secretaries Australia’s (CSA) 25th National Conference

CSA's annual National Conference for governance professionals will provide an environment to encourage meaningful discussion and debate on the ongoing changes in corporate governance. In recognising the increasingly interdependent and interconnected world in which business operates, the conference will, this year, address current global issues and their impact on Australian companies.

Date:              Monday 1 - Wednesday 3 December
Venue:           Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

To register call 1800 251 849 or visit www.csaust.com/nationalconference


CSA's 2009 Governance Professional of the Year Awards

These awards recognise the changing demands of a complex business environment, organisations, investors and the broader community alike, and that those with governance responsibilities have the skills and expertise to promote excellence in corporate conduct and administration.

Entries or nominations must be received by CSA before close of business 30 September 2008 and the winner will be announced at an Awards night in Sydney in February 2009. Please download the Entry Form from www.CSAust.com/governanceawards or request a copy to be sent by emailing awards@CSAust.com.

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