2012 Conference Report

Following on from the highly successful Beijing - Investing In Australian Resources Forum in 2011, the Vertical Events team was again able to build upon strong international relationships and reputation to
deliver the forum in 2012.

The Forum previously existed as the Australian Government Investment Day from 2004 to 2010. In 2011, the event was handed to Vertical Events to increase the magnitude and potential the initiative for presenters and international investors alike. With the involvement of Chinese marketing specialists - IC Asia, a series of additional presentations from
publicly listed ASX companies and other industry organisations were included.

This year the Forum programme of 20 keynote presentations included five Australian company presentations, State and Federal Government presentations, Chinese Government and company presentations with private meetings and networking opportunities also scheduled.

The timing of the Forum was fortuitous, coinciding with the Ministerial change of the Chinese Government which provided valuable insight into the stepping up of their facilitation of major projects, investment potentials and JV partnerships.

The aim of the seminar focused on enhancing the understanding of the Australian resources industry and partnership opportunities within, through presentations from Government regarding the current legislative framework and geological hot spots. The relevance of the event is further extended through the participation of Australian resource companies presenting their major projects and investment opportunities direct to a Chinese investor audience and the commitment from the Chinese Government in assisting ongoing partnerships.

The congregation of 350 delegates included 100 Australian delegates from Government departments including Australia Minerals, the Government Geoscience Group (representing every state and territory of Australia) as well as Australian private sector interests. The 300 strong Chinese contingent included senior Government ocers and a strong Chinese private investment sector representation.

The overwhelming success of the Beijing Resources Investment Forum 2012 sets an impressive
benchmark for international events of this kind which will continue in 2013.

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