This article appeared in the August 2009 Listed @ ASX newsletter.

Upcoming events

ASX has compiled this range of upcoming events of interest to listed companies.

Capital Raising Seminar - 2009 Perspectives

Recent developments and innovation in capital raising have given rise to an increasingly complex array of choices when contemplating a capital raising.

This seminar will provide CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives with an overview of recent ECM activity on ASX and insights on the lie of the land from leading experts in ECM

Date: Tuesday 25 August
Venue: ASX, Level 45, South Tower Rialto, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

ASX is currently organising a Capital Raising seminar in Western Australia. Details to be provided.

View the agenda (PDF 134KB) for full details.

Excellence in Mining and Exploration - Sydney

The event will provide a fully comprehensive overview of the resources industry from an investment perspective, while also serving to update delegates about the latest developments in global trends related to resource investment.  New for this year’s programme is the focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The two-day conference features an industry exhibition, optional workshops, the ‘Legends in Mining Awards’ breakfast and the ‘National Mining Awards’ gala dinner. Delegates will hear the latest developments from over 50 companies in mining, coal and energy industry.

Date: Monday 21 - Tuesday 22 September
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

Investor Relations for SMEs

The ASX and AIRA Investor Relations for SMEs course is designed for CEOs, CFOs, company secretaries and other senior executives from small to mid cap companies who assume the responsibility for, or need a practical understanding of investor relations principles and practices.

Supported by ASX, this course brings together some of the most experienced investor relations specialists in Australia to give you:

  • an overview of capital markets and the environment in which investor relations operates
  • 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 or not to give market guidance; hedge funds and how to deal with them.

Date: Thursday 1 October
Venue: Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney

Download the full course outline and registration form  (PDF 98KB) or visit www.aira.org.au

ASX Small to Mid Caps, Hong Kong

Bringing together: ASX listed companies - ASX brokers – Investors in Asia

This is an opportunity for Asian investors to hear the latest business strategies and outlooks from a selection of emerging Australian companies in the small and mid cap segment of the Australian market.

Presentations will be made by the CEO or CFO of a number of ASX listed companies and will be supplemented by one-on-one meetings throughout the program. The evening function will provide a networking forum for investors and listed companies to meet.

Date: Thursday 29 October
Venue: Four Seasons, Hong Kong

20:20 Investor Series - Sydney

The Resourceful Events Investor Series supported by ASX, is a series of half-day conferences held in the heart of the Sydney CBD. These conferences are free to attend for the investment community aiming to bring the resources and investment industries together.

Up to eight companies in a specific commodity have the opportunity to make a company presentation of approximately 20 minutes to an audience including fund managers, brokers and high net worth individuals.

Date: October (exact date TBC)
Venue: Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney

Date: November (exact date TBC)
Venue: Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney

Date: December (exact date TBC)
Venue: Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney

CSA Annual Public Sector Update

"The confidence to handle anything"

Attendance at the Annual Public Sector Update ensures that you and senior colleagues are fully grounded in best governance practice. Convened by Chartered Secretaries Australia, the Update will equip attendees with the essentials needed to ensure that the key attributes of transparency, accountability, stewardship and integrity are not lost in the challenge of meeting current pressures and allocating resources.

Date: 27 August
Venue: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

Date: 2 September
Venue: Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

Date: 16 September
Venue: Mint Auditorium, Sydney

Date: 21 October
Venue: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Date: 29 October
Venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin

For more information about the event in your city (including specific program details), please call 1800 251 849 or visit www.CSAust.com.

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