Registrations open for Mining for Development Conference 2013, Sydney Australia

The Mining for Development Conference will take place on 20 and 21 May 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

The Conference will be the Mining for Development Initiative’s second annual event, and is hosted by the IM4DC.

With the theme “build links, share knowledge, improve performance”, the Conference will provide a unique opportunity for developing countries, civil society, the private sector and the international donor community to discuss the challenges and opportunities that developing countries face as they commercialise their natural resources sectors.

The Conference will particularly focus on the need to further build links between Australia and developing countries, and also between all stakeholders in the field and the overriding priority of improving performance in all aspects of mining for development.

The two day event will consist of plenary and concurrent sessions, and the program will allow plenty of time for networking between participants. A Conference Dinner will also be held for all delegates on the first evening of the Conference.

Registrations are now open for the Conference. Places at the Conference will be limited to 300 and there is no cost for attendance. If you would like to apply to attend, please register your interest at

Applications for registration will close on Monday 6 May 2013.

The EITI, the global standard for transparency of revenues from natural resources, will hold its 2013 Global Conference directly after the Mining for Development Conference, on 23 and 24 May in Sydney. The EITI Conference will be another milestone in the evolution of EITI and its steps toward ensuring that natural resource wealth leads to development. More information on the EITI Conference can be found at