The highly regarded Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie Boulder has today announced a change of dates for 2020.
Forum Chairman Jim Walker announced the details today via email.
We have been paying close attention to the developments in Australia and Internationally in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19. With our focus being on the safety and health of delegates, and the increasing uncertainty around large events, we believe that moving the Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum to 12,13, and 14 October 2020 is the responsible action to take.
By moving the event out of the winter period, we believe we are allowing more time for authorities to assess information and guide our decision making.
We also want to provide reassurance that we are committed to supporting the Goldfields community, resources industry and our suppliers. We have consulted with industry colleagues for their input on this decision. Their full support has been provided given the measures the broader mining community has implemented and are planning to implement if necessary. Due to the lead times and logistics associated with holding the event in Kalgoorlie we do need to have a date to work towards. We believe this is the responsible action to take in these unprecedented circumstances.
Mr Walker also went on to thank sponsors, presenters, exhibitors, media and delegates for their understanding at this time.
Diggers and Dealers was originally set for August 3,4 and 5 2020 in Kalgoorlie Boulder. Professor Ian Goldin was also announced last month as the Forum’s key note speaker.