Registrations open late January 2023

Agenda 2023





Join us in the lead up to the AGC with a no nonsense guide to precious metals investing in association with Bullion Now. The best part? Thanks to our sponsors Bullion Now its FREE to attend just click on the QR code to register now


Don’t know where to start with gold?
Don’t know the difference between the gold miners and bullion or ETF’s? Feel like it is all too hard?
Prefer a devaluing dollar to real money?

A not to be missed evening fireside chat with experts in the industry sharing their invaluable tips and insights.

Speakers: Michael Pepper, Founder, Bullion Now Lynette Zang, Chief Market Strategist, ITM Trading USA
Jamie Hannah, Deputy Head of Investments & Capital Markets, VanEck Australia, Hedley Widdup, Lion Selection Group

In this interactive session we will give you a detailed overview of how to invest in gold from mining to bullion, ETF’s and everything in between.

There will be a one hour presentation followed by an opportunity to meet all the exhibitors and the best part? Its free to attend.

Venue: Pearl Ballroom Crown Barangaroo Sydney

You MUST register to attend by using the QR code below or REGISTER HERE
This is a separate registration from the full conference program on the 29th and 30th August. To register for the full conference REGISTER HERE

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Tuesday 29th August 2023
08.30 – 10.30 Session 1
Chaired by: Kerry Stevenson
Founder, Gold Events, Host, Making Money Matter
08.30 Welcome Kerry Stevenson,
Founder, Gold Events, Host, Making Money Matter
08.45 Keynote presentation: Jonathan Pain,
Economist, Author and publisher of The Pain Report
09.30 Investor presentation: Simon Lawson,
Managing Director and CEO Gascoyne Resources (ASX:GCY)
09.45 Investor presentation: Andrew Corbett,
Managing Director, Kingston Resources (ASX:KSN)
10.00 Investor Presentation: Nic Earner,
Managing Director, Alkane Resources (ASX:ALK)
10.15 Investor Presentation: Damien Keys,
Managing Director Sunshine Metals (ASX: SHN)
10.30 Morning Tea in the exhibition area
Sponsored by: Fender Geophysics
11.00 – 12.30 Session 2
Chaired by: Diane Demetre
Leadership and Mindset Speaker

Keynote Presentation: Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst, ITM Trading USA
The Future of Money: Dangers & Opportunities

  • Unveiling the Hidden Dangers of Derivatives
  • The Rise of CBDCs and the Surveillance Economy
  • Leveraging Opportunities in Times of Crisis 
11.30 Investor Presentation: Michael Hudson,
Chairman and CEO, Southern Cross Gold (ASX:SXG)
11.45 Investor Presentation: Tim Wither,
Managing Director, Maximus Resources (ASX:MXR)
12.00 Investor Presentation: Gareth Solly,
Managing Director, Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8)
12.15 Investor Presentation: Kris Knauer,
Managing Director, Challenger Exploration (ASX: CEL)
12.30 Lunch in the exhibition area
1.30 – 3.00 Session 3
Chaired by: Jessica Holland
Founder and Managing Partner, Tau Media

Title: Through the professional lens
What do the fund managers look for when investing in gold?
How do professional fund managers choose their investments?
What do they look for?
Active versus inactive management

Campbell Olsen, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Arete Capital Partners
Rob Curtis, Investment Director, EMR Capital
Paul Crooke, Managing Director, Head of Mining & Metals Investment Banking Australia
RBC Capital Markets
Benjamin Clifford, Portfolio Manager - Argonaut Gold Fund

2.15 Investor Presentation: Matthew Bowles,
Managing Director, Alto Metals (ASX:AME)
2.30 Investor Presentation: Tim Davidson,
Managing Director and CEO, Meeka Metals (ASX:MEK)
2.45 Investor Presentation: Brian Rodan,
Managing Director, Siren Gold (ASX: SNG)
3.00 Afternoon Tea in the exhibition area
3.30 – 5.30 Session 4
Chaired by: Peter Taylor
Director, NWR Communications
3.30 Keynote Presentation: Gold Investing through ETF’s Jamie Hannah,
Deputy Head of Investments & Capital Markets, VanEck Australia
4.00 Investor Presentation: Ian Bamborough,
Managing Director, Saturn Metals (ASX:STN)
4.15 Investor Presentation: Glen Diemar,
Managing Director, Australian Gold and Copper (ASX:AGC)
4.30 Investor Presentation: Mike Spreadborough,
Executive Co-Chairman, Novo Resources (TSX:NVO)
4.45 Investor Presentation: Mark Edwards,
Managing Director, Prodigy Gold (ASX:PRX)
5.00 Investor Presentation: Simon Eley,
Director, M3 Mining (ASX:M3M)
5.15 The Battle for $2,000 gold, Jordan Eliseo,
General Manager, ABC Bullion Australia
5.30 Close of day one and time to relax before the awards begin

The Annual Gold Awards sponsored by Spartan Resources includes

The Gavin Thomas Mining Award,
The Maggie Bullion Award and
The James Dines Hall of Fame Award

A fun evening where we recognise those who have made a difference with a surprise special guest and some fun to be had. Dress code: Business attire


Wednesday 30th August 2023
08.30 – 10.30 Session 5
Chaired by: Kerry Stevenson
Founder, Gold Events, Host, Making Money Matter
08.30 Opening Remarks: Kerry Stevenson,
Founder, Gold Events, Host, Making Money Matter
08.45 Keynote Presentation: Rick Rule,
Investor and Speculator, Rule Investment Media, Live via zoom
09.15 Investor presentation: Phil Tornatora –
GM Exploration, De Grey Mining (ASX:DEG)
09.30 Investor Presentation: Scott Duncombe,
Exploration Manager. North Stawell Minerals (ASX:NSM)
09.45 Investor Presentation: Wayne Bramwell,
Managing Director, Westgold Resources (ASX:WGX)
10.00 Investor Presentation: Chris Byrne,
Managing Director, Legacy Minerals (ASX: LGM)
10.15 Investor Presentation: Peter Bewick,
Managing Director, Hamelin Gold (ASX:HMG)
10.30 Morning Tea in the exhibition area
11.00 – 12.30 Session 6
Chaired by: Lucy McClean,
Director, New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, AMEC
11.00 Investor Presentation: Jake Klein,
Executive Chairman, Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN)
11.30 Investor Presentation: Richard Carlton,
Managing Director, Maronan Metals (ASX:MMA)
11.45 Investor Presentation: Peter Rohner,
Managing Director, GBM Resources (ASX:GBZ)
12.00 Investor Presentation: Glenn Grayson,
Managing Director, Aruma Resources (ASX:AAJ)
12.15 Investor Presentation: Geoff Lowe
Exploration Manager, Pac Gold (ASX:PGO)
12.30 Lunch in the exhibition area
1.30 – 3.00 Session 7
Chaired by Jordan Eliseo,
General Manager, ABC Bullion, Australia
1.30 Keynote Presentation: Mark Pey,
Co-founder and Director, Rush Gold

Why Gold Has Superior Moneyness

Government debt crises and the invention of cryptocurrencies have ignited a debate about the structures and purposes of money in society. Mark Pey looks at the qualities of gold that have bestowed it with superior “money-ness” that transcends politics, economics, and technology fads.
2.00 Investor Presentation: Robert Ryan,
Managing Director, Rox Resources (ASX:RXL)
2.15 Investor Presentation: Phil Russo,
CEO, Toubani Resources (ASX:TRE)
2.30 Investor Presentation: Marc Ducler,
Managing Director, Astral Resources (ASX:AAR)
2.45 Investor Presentation: Cristian Moreno,
Managing Director, Torque Metals (ASX:TOR)
3.00 Afternoon Tea in the exhibition area
3.30 – 6.30 Session 8
Chaired by: Hedley Widdup, Lion Selection Group
3.30 Keynote Presentation: A tale of two commodities, Hedley Widdup,
Executive Director, Lion Selection Group
4.00 Investor presentation: Roger Jackson,
Executive Chairperson, Vertex Minerals (ASX:VTX)
4.15 Investor presentation: Rita Brooks,
Executive Chairperson, Tambourah Metals (ASX:TMB)
4.30 Investor Presentation: Managing Director, Xavier Braun, Crown Metals (unlisted)
4.45 Investor Presentation: Peter Duerden,
Managing Director, Battery Minerals (ASX:BAT)
5.00 Investor Presentation: Alexander Scanlon,
Managing Director, Barton Gold (ASX:BGD)

Panel discussion: Chaired by Sean Russo, Principal and Managing Director, Noah's Rule
Alexander Scanlon Managing Director, Barton Gold (ASX:BGD)
Barry Dawes. Executive Chairman, Martin place securities
Lynette Zang. Chief Market Analyst, ITM Trading USA
Jordan Eliseo, General Manager, ABC Bullion, Australia
Hedley Widdup, Executive Director, Lion Selection Group

6.15 Prize giveaways thanks to our sponsors. Gold, silver and more
6.30 Closing drinks in the ballroom foyer thanks to our sponsor EMR Capital
7.30 Close of Australian Gold Conference see you next year

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Nominate Award

This year is the 8th annual gold awards and will be held on Tuesday 29th August in the Pearl Ballroom at Crown in Sydney. The awards will take place at the close of the first day of the Australian Gold Conference and aims to celebrate individuals and/or companies that have made an impact in the gold sector. Nominations are now open and we encourage you to vote for who you think is most deserving


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