This article appeared in the May 2010 Listed @ ASX Investor newsletter.

ASX recent activities - January to April 2010

ASX is a regular facilitator and participant in industry conferences, listed company seminars, symposiums and investor conferences. 

ASX IPO Workshop - 16 February, Sydney

In February, ASX in association with Wholesale Investor held an IPO Workshop designed to introduce private companies to the fundamentals of IPO (Initial Public Offering) planning from a financial, legal, fundraising and broking perspective.

The free workshop provided the combined expertise of ASX, Norton Rose, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bell Potter Securities and Wholesale Investor through an informal forum to assist companies in determining whether listing is appropriate for their business requirements and consistent with their long-term strategic goals.

Future ASX IPO Workshops are being planned for later this year. If you would be interested in attending future IPO seminars please contact listed@asx.com.au to be added to the distribution list.

IPO Workshop

ASX IPO Workshop - 16 February, Sydney

Resources Roadshows - new for 2010

A new initiative in Resources forums ‘Resources Roadshows’ launched this year in Sydney and Melbourne. These monthly forums provide mining and exploration companies the opportunity to engage with investors in a series of events over the year. 

Six events have been held already this year. These events attract a diverse investor audience including fund managers, brokers, buy and sell-side analysts, high-net worth individuals and retail investors.

More information is available.

ASX Spotlight Series - 23 February and 25 March, Sydney

The end of 2009 saw the launch of the ASX Spotlight Series, a forum specifically for institutional investors and investment advisers to hear from senior management from a range of ASX listed companies about their latest business strategies, current performance, future prospects and investment potential.

On 23 February, ASX held the second Spotlight in association with Fortbridge, around the theme of 'Mining'. View the presentations and videos of the five companies that were under the spotlight.

A month later, ASX held the third Spotlight in association with FCR, around the theme of 'Emerging Companies'. View the presentations and videos of the five companies that were under the spotlight.

ASX appreciates the support it receives in making these events a success. Each forum is supported by the expertise of an Investor Relations company.

ASX at PDAC - 7-10 March, Toronto

ASX exhibited at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto in early March. The event is the largest mining investment convention in the world and broke records by pulling in a crowd of 22,000 investor and mining industry delegates from around the world.

Not surprisingly, the sentiment among participants was significantly more positive than it was at last year’s event, thanks to much improved commodity prices. There was noticeably a strong interest in the Australian mining sector from investors and companies alike reflecting a very positive view about Australia’s position as a supplier of commodities to the major growth economies of the world. 

The event provided a valuable opportunity for ASX to demonstrate support for Australian listed mining companies by promoting the value and benefits of investment in the ASX mining sector to a global investor audience.

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