Yes !! Its that time of the year again . when all the “whos who” of the mining industry flock to Kalgoorlie to mix business and pleasure and have a great time at teh “diggers and dealers conference”.
So who is Niall Freguson (this years Diggers and dealers speaker) ?
Professor Ferguson ( Age 46 – Born : Glasgow – Scotland ) as he is called , is a respected economic historian and Harvard professor once named by “Time magazine” as one of the 100 worlds most influential people . He is also the financial times contributing editor. if you do recall the last year “diggers and dealers 2009” main speaker was “Dr.Doom – Nouriel roubini”
You can catch Niall Ferguson at his website here – .Nial Ferguson website
In Australia people will know him for his 2008 book “ The ascent of money: A financial history of the world”.This was also made into a televison series screened by the ABC Australia . Interestingly enough , you cannot say his personal life is less controversial with him being in a relationship with “Ayyan Hirsi Ali” author of the 2007 autobiography Infidel , whose criticism of Islam has her living under a FATWA.
Professor ferguson should provide content relevant to the economic situation today , given that he considers China and INDIA to be the next economic powerhouses in the world and has his views of the global financial crisis..
Nial Ferguson You tube video
Diggers and dealers | schedule | Speakers| Dates | Location
Forum 2010 for the diggers and dealers is now Fully Booked
Dates : 2 to 4 August 2010
Venue – The Goldfields Arts Centre
Location – Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Monday 3 August
Welcome by Forum Chairman, Barry Eldridge
Keynote Address: Prof. Nouriel Roubini KEYNOTE
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd – Peter Reeve – Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ivanhoe Australia LtdPRESENTATION
APEX Minerals NL – Mark Ashley, Managing Director & CEO PRESENTATION
Mincor Resources NL – David Moore, Managing Director & CEO PRESENTATION
St Barbara Limited – Tim Lehany, Managing Director & CEO PRESENTATION
Silver Lake Resources Limited – Les Davis, Managing Director PRESENTATION
Newcrest Mining Limited – Geoff Day, Executive General Manager
Sino Gold Mining Limited – Cobb Johnstone, Chief Operating Officer PRESENTATION
Mundo Minerals Limited – Andrew Law, Chief Operating Officer PRESENTATION
Mirabela Nickel Ltd – Nick Poll, Managing Director PRESENTATION
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd – Michael Erickson, VP Australia
The Nex Metals Explorations Ltd Cocktail Party – Sponsors’ Marquee
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