About the Conference

The RIU Explorers Conference began in February 2002 at a time when the resources industry was just starting to pull out of a long period of malaise. The 250 delegates there witnessed the first signs of recovery and many junior stocks got their first kick in investment that led to some of them becoming strong mid to high cap stocks. At the same time many in the supply industry used this event as a springboard to the growth that set themselves for many years of strong profits.


Since then the industry has been through the resources boom, the GFC, the immediate short term recovery and an investment crisis. Over the past year, however, we have just started to see a return to investment in resources stocks that will hopefully lead to better times in the next 6 to 12 months. Through all of this the RIU Explorers Conference has grown to an event which fills the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges with 50 Exhibition booths and has regularly attracted between 700 and 800 delegates. It is the event that starts the Australian Resources Conference Calendar and is always the most optimistic and eagerly awaited event.


The event features CEOs, Operations and Exploration Managers of the best mining and exploration companies as well as new emerging explorers; providing a venue to garner investment and to meet with other resources industry professionals to discuss new options and progress their business.


Now in it's 18th year, and having successfully expanded from two to three days, RIU Conferences invites you to attend and network, get informed, and invest at the 2019 RIU Explorers Conference.



The RIU Explorers Conference 2018 will be held at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges (located on the corner of Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle).


Social Functions

The Opener - Sponsored by Engenium & NSX

5.30pm, Tuesday 20 February  |  Poolside, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Join us poolside at the conculsion of Day 1.

Day 2 Closing Drinks - Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher

5.30pm, Wednesday 21 February  |  Exhibition Area, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Patersons Cocktail Party

6.30pm, Wednesday 21 February  |  Sandrino, Fremantle

Relax and enjoy the sumptuous food and quality beverages being served throughout the evening.

SRK Consulting Closing Conference Drinks

5.30pm, Thursday 22 February  |  Ball & Chain, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Network with fellow attendees at the end of another successful event.


These events are included as part of your delegate registration.


Who Should Attend

Mining and Exploration Companies

Company Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Exploration Managers, Production Managers, Heads of Development and Planning and Marketing Directors.

Support Industries

Consultant Geologists and Engineers, Brokers, Bankers, Institutional Investment Managers, Economists, Lawyers, Accountants, Government Ministers and Resource Department Heads, Equipment and Service Providers and Media.

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