Presenters to date:

Click on the name of the presenter to view their biography and the name of the company to view the company website.

Hon. Julie Bishop MP

Foreign Minister

Government of Australia

Hon. Bill Johnston


Minister for Mines and Petoleum


Government of Western Australia

Juan Biset

Undersecretary for Mining Sustainability 


HE Rebeca Illescas Jiménez

Minister for Mining

Republic of Ecuador

HE Ricardo Labo 

Vice Minister for Mining   

Republic of Peru 

HE Eduardo Palacios

Deputy Minister of Internal Trade and Industry

Republic of Panama

Nestor Bernal

Director of Mineral Resources, Viceministry of Mines and Energy


Jose Leonardo Silva Andriotti

Director of Geology and Mineral Resources

CPRM - Serviço Geológico do Brasil 

David Andres Gonzalez

Promotion and Development Manager

National Mining Agency of Colombia

 Esau Garza

Trade Commissioner to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 


Chris Gale

Managing Director

Latin Resources Limited

Tony Rovira

Managing Director

Azure Minerals Limited

Jason Ward

Country Manager

SolGold PLC

David Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Dark Horse Resources

Christian Easterday    

Managing Director

HotChili Limited

William Johnson

Managing Director

Strike Resources

Juan Pablo Vargas de la Vega

 Executive Director

Dempsey Minerals Limited

Paul Stephen

Executive Director

Crusader Resources

Gavin Ashley

Project Manager

First Quantum Limited

Ken Nilsson 

Managing Director & CEO

Troy Resources Limited 

Peter Godwin

Senior Manger, Mineral Rights Information

S&P Global

Tim Harcourt


The Airport Economist

Dean McPherson

 Head, Global Mining

Toronto Stock Exchange

Ted Leschke

Managing Director

Equus Mining Limited

Richard Andrews


Australian Latin American Business Council

Eddie Grieve

Head of Listings and Issuer Services

Australian Stock Exchange 




Meet the Heads of Mission


Robert Fergusson

Ambassador to Chile & non-resident Ambassador to Ecuador


David Engel

Ambassador to Mexico & non-resident Ambassador to Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Domenican Republic


Nick McCaffrey

Ambassador to Peru and non-resident Ambassador to Bolivia


Sophie Davies

Ambassador to Colombia and non-resident Ambassador to Venezuela


The New Argentina: Open for business


Diego Temperley

Managing Director and President

Natural Resources & Auscham

Ignacio Celorrio

Partner and Board Member

Alfaro Abogados & Chamber of Mining Companies

Chris Gale

Managing Director

Latin Resources

Juan Pablo Vargas de la Vega

 Executive Director

 Dempsey Minerals Ltd

Connecting Latin America: Are public and private partnerships the key?


HE Ricardo Labo

Vice Minister for Mining

Republic of Peru

William Johnson

Managing Director

Strike Resources

Wayne Richards

Executive Project Director 


Sander Grieve


 Bennett Jones LLP


Australian Mining Research and Education



Associate Professor Glen Corder


Acting Environment Centres Director

Sustainable Minerals Institute | The University of Queensland

Professor Chris Aldrich

 Deputy Head

WA School of Mines

Associate Professor Hakan Basarir


University of WA

Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake


Murdoch University

Ms Brenda Micale

General Manager of Training  Services 

TAFE Metropolitan WA


Home or Away: Where can Australian find funding?


Tony Rovira

Managing Director

Azure Minerals

Tomas Eggers

Exploration Manager

Kura Mineral Resources

Paul Stephen

Executive Director 

Crusader Resources 

Graeme Testar

Director Coporate Finances and Capital Markets

 PCF Capital Group