Philippine Resources - March 10, 2020

Worldbex Services International Announces Postponement of WORLDBEX and MIAS 2020

In response to the government declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the entire Philippines; alongside the recommendations of the Department of Health regarding the imposition of Social Distancing Measures in the National Capital Region, which prohibits mass gatherings and events due to concerns related to COVID-19, Worldbex Services International (WSI) announces its decision to postpone WORLDBEX and MIAS 2020.Worldbex Services International, amidst shows that are set to be held on March 18 to 22, 2020 (25th WORLDBEX) and April 2 to 5, 2020 (16th MIAS), has made this difficult decision after close and careful consultation with its partners and the health authorities in charge, in whom it has full trust for their expertise and recommendations for the benefit of exhibitors, collaborators, and visitors. Following the recent prohibition on mass public gatherings, with direct implications for the trade shows, WSI had no other option than to make this decision.Jill Aithnie Ang, Managing Director of Worldbex Services International stated: “We are deeply saddened to have made the decision to postpone this year’s WORLDBEX and MIAS. Indeed, both of the shows have come to be such instrumental platforms for the local industry to grow and expand their networks across a wide range of trade opportunities. Moreover, this predicament is made all the more challenging in consideration of all the possibilities explored and plans aligned after significant time spent in dialogue with collaborators over the course of the past few months. All this progress is further attested by the impressive number of returning exhibitors and newcomers who were all eager to take part of this journey. As expected, we have been observing promising growth across all sectors in both the construction and design trade as well as in automotive and motoring.Joseph Ang, Founder of Worldbex Services International expressed: “In the past few weeks, I have witnessed the grit and tenacity of all who have been involved in the preparations for our two shows – WORLDBEX and MIAS. From our partners and customers to our stakeholders and very own teams, everyone has tirelessly worked to seek out the most ideal solutions to safeguard the wellbeing of the industries and its subsequent communities. It is in these moments that I am truly convinced of the value of communication and collaboration in conjuring innovative and strategic approaches to address the many issues at hand. At this point, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to everyone for their hard work, faith, and commitment to our vision.”In the midst of all this, WSI is putting the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, and its employees at the top priority. With the development of the current threat and challenges, the organizer will be on top of this situation and continue working towards realizing its prodigious aspirations for the local trade industries.


Philippine Resources - March 08, 2020

9th Annual PMEA Golf Tournament unfolds March 13

9th Annual PMEA Golf Tournament unfolds March 13.The Philippine Mining and Exploration Association (PMEA) will stage its 9th Annual Golf Tournament on March 13 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.Listing is ongoing with entry fee pegged at P3,900, inclusive of a Nike golf shirt, green fee, shared golf cart use, meals, and raffle entry.On-course registration will begin at 6 a.m. followed by the shotgun tee off at 8 a.m.For registration and sponsorship inquiries, email or call 09209522084.


Philippine Resources - February 07, 2020

25th Worldbex all set for March 2020

Now in its 25th year, The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition or simply WORLDBEX is all set for March 18 to 22, 2020 at the Philippine International Convention Center, World Trade Center Metro Manila, and the SMX Convention Center. With close to 1,000 exhibitors and 188,000 expected visitors, WORLBEX 2020 aims to deliver a top notch and groundbreaking construction and design show.An exhibitor orientation was held last Feb 4, 2020 at the Philippine International Convention Center which is the same venue that will complete this year’s triad of venues making it WORLDBEX most exciting edition yet. During the orientation, key points were discussed to equip all the exhibitors with a comprehensive guide they need for this year’s 5-day event.The topics ranged from ingress, event proper and egress reminders which include rules and regulations, program and event highlights, pocket activities, as well as important dates and schedules to remember. Part of the highlight is the relaunch of the WORLDBEX App with a new look, improved user experience and interface for this year’s expo. This year’s line-up consists of both local and international exhibitors who have been partners with WORLDBEX for many years. WORLBEX 2020 commits to prioritize the safety of all the participants in relation to the recent Ncov situation. The organizers prepared certain key measures for the safety of the attendees as recommended by the Department of Health and World Health Organization. There will be mandatory body temperature check on all entry points, Hand sanitizers will be readily available at the venues. A medical team will also be on stand-by in case of emergencies.Also highlighted during the orientation was the contract signing between Worldbex Services International executives and WORLDBEX sponsors.Partner associations were also present to grace the contract signing. Organized by Worldbex Services International, WORLDBEX 2020 is happening on March 18 to 22, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Philippine International Convention Center, World Trade Center Metro Manila, and the SMX Convention Center. For more information, call (02) 8656-9239, email, or follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram. Pre-register for free at


Philippine Resources - January 21, 2020

WORLDBEX 2020: A Legacy Built on Excellence

The Philippine World Building and Construction Expo has certainly come a long way from its earnest beginnings. Debuted 25 years ago, WORLDBEX was borne out of the daring vision of Founding Chairman, Joseph L. Ang who sought to prove that the Philippines was indeed ready for topnotch expositions that can rival its international counterparts.A groundbreaking vision for the Filipino futureHaving spent some time abroad in search for new avenues of economic growth, Ang was inspired by the various international exhibits and expositions he had attended. This stimulus, coupled by his belief in the potential and capacity of the country to thrive given the right platform and opportunities, led to his vision of establishing the first-ever Philippine World Building and Construction Expo.In 1996, the first-ever WORLDBEX, was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). A far cry from the 80-booth running rate of local trade shows at that time, the show was no less than groundbreaking as it surpassed industry standards with a whopping 156 booths and a significant percentage of international exhibitors. It is no wonder that the show attracted some 30,000 visitors who were all eager to take part in the momentous event.Further attesting to the pioneering appeal of the show, then President of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos, even visited the installment which then prompted the Malacañang Palace to declare March 26 to 29, the duration of the show as “Construction Week”. Presented in cooperation with the Philippine Institute of Architects and the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, the compelling success of WORLDBEX 1996 indelibly paved the way for a perennial tradition of championing excellence and innovation in the Philippine construction and design industry.Sustaining excellence across boundsOver the years, WORLDBEX would continue to blaze the trail with various breakthroughs, milestones, and boundary-spanning achievements. The following year after its maiden show, WORLDBEX was held at the World Trade Center Manila for the first time. Attended by then Vice President Joseph Estrada, “Construction Week” was once again renewed.For its 1999 installment, WORLDBEX presented the very first WORLDBEX Seminars with 600 delegates and the first-ever Grand Embassy Pavilion which was supported by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the US Commercial Service. The introduction of these show highlights will eventually set in motion the development of more trademark fixtures that WORLDBEX is highly-regarded for.2003 marked a monumental milestone for WORLDBEX as it demonstrates its magnificent growth with the addition of the Philippine Trade Trading Center as its second venue. It was also during this year when WORLDBEX began to exhibit its steady capacity to establish global links with its National Pavilions. The following year, another signature show feature, the Architects Gallery, was launched at WORLDBEX.Evidently, there was no stopping WORLDBEX from expanding and 2005 bore witness to the show’s rise to the top as the country’s biggest and most comprehensive construction and design expo. For the first time, WORLDBEX was held in three venues with the addition of World Trade Center Manila’s extended wing to its exhibit space. In 2008, WORLDBEX continued to break new records as it experienced an all-time high in the participation of international exhibitors who hailed from 30 different countries. Armed with foresight and a genuine concern about the quality of life of every Filipino, WORLDBEX took a stand and expressed solidarity for the environmental preservation movement as it adapted the theme of “Constructing the Future Green Communities through Efficient Technologies and Materials”. At this show, WORLDBEX managed to band together the country’s top architects, engineers, contractors, and interior designers to collectively work out solutions and encourage best practices that will incorporate environmental sustainability.As WORLDBEX entered its second decade in the industry, it continued to introduce more creative and productive show features that entertained and expanded the awareness of its visitors as well as encourage connections among industry players. Among these include interschool interior design competition Obra Maestra back in 2011, the Furniture Gallery in 2012, the DELAXX landscaping competition in partnership with PALA as well as the WORLDBEX Lab in 2015, the City of Tomorrow exhibit in 2016, the WORLDBEX MiniCons, and the Projéto Student Design Competition in 2018.Apart from its exciting range of event highlights that go beyond what one might expect from a trade show, WORLDBEX also strives to elevate visitors’ show experience. These efforts include the launch of the WORLDBEX app in 2015 and the addition of SMX Convention Center as a show venue in 2017. 25 years of legacyAs WORLDBEX celebrates its silver anniversary this March, it looks back to the past and forward into the future to reflect on its many years of service to champion the future of Philippine construction and design. Guided by the theme of “A Legacy Built”, this year’s WORLDBEX can also be viewed as a grand homecoming as it comes full circle back to where it all began.Hailed as the ground zero of all Philippine expositions, the Philippine International Convention Center will complete the triad of venues for the upcoming WORLDBEX together with the World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center Manila. Also not to be missed at WORLDBEX 2020 is the first Philippine Garden Festival in cooperation with LACISAP; the unveiling of The World, which is a special installation that will showcase the legacy of WORLDBEX in the past 25 years; as well as the all-new Allied Arts Pavilion which will feature world-renowned artists such as Ramon Orlina, Joe Datuin, Raul Isidro, and Edgar Doctor. This year, the WORLDBEX Seminars is also set to return with its most number of speakers to date. A total of 18 speakers from seven countries shall come together for this significant event. During the trade show, WORLDBEX will also be launching its first-ever coffee table book.Backed by over two decades of expertise in mounting topnotch expositions that put the local construction and design industry at the forefront of excellence, WORLDBEX is eager to invite everyone to take part in its biggest and grandest installment yet.Organized by Worldbex Services International, the 25th Philippine World Building and Construction Expo or WORLDBEX will happen on March 18 to 22, from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the three mega venues of World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM), SMX Convention Center Manila and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). Pre-register at For more information, call (02) 86569239, email or follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram.


Philippine Resources - December 20, 2019

Exciting Perks Await Early WORLDBEX Seminar Registrants

For over two decades, the Philippine World Building and Construction Expo has served as a pillar of innovation for the industry. As it gears up for its 25th anniversary in March 2020, it is committed to present another groundbreaking installment while ensuring its accessibility as part of its mission to champion inclusive growth. In this regard, WORLDBEX is thrilled to present its early bird rates for one of its key show highlights – the WORLDBEX Seminars.An iconic WORLDBEX staple, the Worldbex Seminars are CPD-accredited seminars that have long catered to architects, engineers, interior designers, and other peers in the industry. Each year, the Worldbex Seminars would center around relevant and timely themes that address the most pressing issues faced by both the industry and the urban community. From the latest industry trends to infrastructural problems that threaten to stunt progress development, experts are then invited to weigh in on the matters at hand and provide their much-needed insights.This year, Worldbex Seminars is back to serve as a platform where members of the industry can come together and obtain the information and knowledge they need to continue moving forward. Set to happen on March 19 to 21, from 10:00am to 3:30pm at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the Worldbex Seminars 2020 will prove to be a one-of-a-kind seminar as it unites 18 speakers from five different countries to provide the construction and design industry with prodigious perspectives that could very well revolutionize their respective fields.For the first day of the seminars, under the theme of Urban Planning and Sustainability, the guest speakers are Arch. Felino Palafox, Dato’ Faris Yahaya from Malaysia, and Paulo Alcazaren. A panel discussion will likewise be held on the same day with lead discussants Daniel Lichauco, Cathy Saldana, and Paul Collins from the UK.On day two, under the theme of Green Architecture and Interior Design, the guest speakers are Carmelito Tatlonghari, Jean Sebastien Bourdages from Canada, and Arch. Rattapong Angkasith, PhD from Thailand. Meanwhile, the panel discussions for the day will be led by Chat Fores, IDr. Isabella Miaja from France, and Eggarat Wongcharit from Thailand.For the third and final day, under the theme of project management and Philippine development, the guest speakers are Ts. Ir. Han Liang Hwang from Malaysia and John Covello from Singapore. A panel discussion will be held as well, which will be led by President and CEO of BCDA Vivencio Dizon, Arch. Royal Pineda, and Arch. Antonio “Budji” Layug, and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.For professionals, the early bird rates are P2,850 until January 15, 2020; P4,850 from January 16 to February 15, 2020; and P7,00 from February 16, 2020 onwards. For students, the early bird rates are P2,850 until January 15, 2020 and P3,500 from January 16, 2020 onwards. Students must present a valid student ID (not expired) upon onsite registration. Payments must be settled on or before February 16 to confirm one’s seat.Industry professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rates for the Worldbex Seminars 2020 which is happening on March 19 to 21 at the 25th Philippine World Building and Construction Expo (WORLDBEX 2020). Interested attendees may register at For more information, call Dolly Cruz at (02) 865-9239 or email


Philippine Resources - November 15, 2019

5th Yaman Philippines conference

Half a decade ago, Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), the country’s forerunner in the promotion of responsible mining created a platform for students taking up programs in the field of geology, mining, metallurgical engineering and other related sciences to experience the industry early in their student life. That platform was made possible by the convergence of student leaders from Adamson University, Mapúa University, and the University of the Philippines. These universities would later be joined by Saint Louis University – Baguio. We started as PMSEA Student Congress, then National Minerals Industry Student Association (NAMINA), then what is now the Philippine Youth Association for Responsible Mining and Natural Resources (YAMAN PH). Through this platform, came into fruition the YAMAN PH Congress, always in conjunction with the Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) of PMSEA in Baguio City every third week of November. Students from across the country are invited to take part in this week-long activity. The highest participation with around 800 students was recorded in 2016. Majority of which came from Visayas and Mindanao. As of today, the organization has also planted more than 2,000 trees in Baguio City, and Pangasinan through Northern Cement Corporation. Through PMSEA and its generous partners and sponsors, the students are given the opportunity to experience responsible mining in Baguio City where it is believed to be the cradle of responsible mining in the country. With their vision as a youth organization, they aspire to lead the positive transformation of society’s understanding of responsible mining and conserving natural resources by influencing the youth to create and be socially proactive stewards of the environment for the projection, promotion, and protection of the country’s minerals industry and natural resources. Through these short years, what PMSEA and YAMAN PH had created is a transformative space for learning and training ground for the future of one of the country’s needed industries.


Philippine Resources - November 05, 2019

New ‘Coal in Asia’ segment to be launched at the 6th Mining Investment Asia Conference in Singapore

Mining Investment Asia (, South East Asia’s largest mining conference and exhibition showcasing South East Asia’s mining sector to an international audience of investors and various mining stakeholders, is scheduled to return to Singapore from 17 - 19 March 2020. For this 6th edition, a brand new full day segment entitled ‘Coal in Asia’ will be launched on 17 March to complement the event’s current focus on mining financing, technology and gender diversity. Why Coal in Asia? Coal is a dominant fuel in the rapidly growing economies of South East Asia even amidst a global move towards clean energy. Within the Asian region, India, China and Indonesia play major roles both as consumers and producers of coal. Hence, ‘Coal in Asia’ seeks to focus on what lies ahead for coal in the region and the key drivers for transformation. Major national and private coal mining companies are confirming their participation, with key stakeholders such as Indonesia Coal Mining Association (APBI-ICMA) already supporting this event. Latest speakers Speakers who have come onboard to be a part of Mining Investment Asia 2020 include: Robin Lee, CEO & Founder, Hello Gold (Malaysia) (First time speaker at this event) Raymond Liu, Founding Partner, Havelock Mining Investment (China) (First time speaker at this event) Thao Dh Ngo, Group Executive Chairman, First Indochina Group (Vietnam) Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital (Indonesia) Michel Labrousse, Managing Partner, Mazarin Capital (Hong Kong)Hendra Sinadia, Executive Director, Indonesia Coal Mining Association (Indonesia) Cindy Teoh, Associate Editor - Investments, Golden Equator Capital (Singapore) Thomas Puppendahl, Chief Investment Officer, Chancery Asset Management (Singapore) Jayant Bhandari, Mining and Institutional Investor Expert, Anarcho Capital Inc (Canada) Over the past 5 years, the high quality of the speakers assembled at this event has provided insightful regional and international perspectives, leading to Mining Investment Asia being recognised as the leading event in the region for global companies and individuals who wish to understand what makes South East Asia mining industry tick and to meet the key players in this region. Testimonials from past participants Feedback from past attendees have consistently highlighted both the high quality of the speakers and the attendees. In addition, what makes Mining Investment Asia special to them include: Great networking opportunities High level discussions Opportunity to understand and meet the relevant decision makers from the South East Asia mining industry. Constance Tan, Principal Consultant, Alvito Capital Holding (Singapore) opined that ‘When I speak to other delegates here, they agree that it has been a useful forum for them to ask questions and meet like-minded people in the same industry over meals and networking drinks. Overall Mining Investment Asia is a formal yet informal event with plenty of interaction for future collaboration’. Charmaine Olea Capili, Executive Director, Philippine Nickel Mining Association said that ‘It is a big leap for us coming here as an Association as it is the first we are coming out here in South East Asia. We are very excited as it is an opportunity for us to share globally what we have done in our country and our best practices’. Dato Aminudin Hashim, CEO of Menteri Besar Inc, a government body tasked to drive growth in the Malaysian state of Perak, highlighted that ‘Mining Investment Asia is a great event. A good event depends not only on the content but the quality of the attendees. I got to meet many senior players in the industry, from the mining, policy and the financing industry. It is a great meeting of minds from the mining sector here in Singapore’. Spaces are still available for sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who wish to be a part of Mining Investment Asia. Enquiries can be sent to Jarred via email at or phone at +65 6717 6017. More information can be found at the event website: Background on Spire Events Spire Events is a Singapore based events company specialising in mining & energy conferences and expos. Mining Investment Asia is part of the global Mining Investment Conference Series that spans across various locations in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America and the Middle East. Spire Events also organises the MiningTech Conference Series which focuses on technology in mining and they are held in Chile, South Africa and Brazil. Besides conferences, Spire Events also organises large scale mining and energy expos in Africa, namely Mauritania, DRC, Sierra Leone and Botswana. The full calendar of events can be found at


Philippine Resources - October 09, 2019

Usec. Bayani H. Agabin and Mark Cojuangco at the PMC Luncheon | 25th October 2019

Usec. Bayani H. Agabin and Mark Cojuangco at the PMC Luncheon | 25th October 2019Come and join the 200+ attendees!Mr. Bayani H. Agabin is currently the Undersecretary of the Department of Finace of the Republic of the Philippines. He is also the Focal Person and Chair of PH-EITI.Topic:“Forging New Frontiers” Fifth PH-EITI Report (Philippine | Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative)Mr. Mark O. Cojuangco served as the Representative of the 5th Congressional District Of the Province of Pangasinan from 2001 to 2010. He focused on infrastructure projects, believing that quality and not just the quantity of projects, are the catalyst for economic development.During his incumbency as a Member of the Lower House of Congress, he was elected Senior Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, a position he held for six consecutive years.Topic: Assessing the Viability of Nuclear Power in the Philippines: Opportunities, Challenges and IssuesTime: Registration starts - 11:00AM | Program starts - 12:15 noon sharp | Ends - Approx. 2:30-3:00PMDate: Friday | 25th October 2019 Venue: I'M Hotel | 5F Narra Ballroom | corner Makati Ave. and Kalayaan ave. (Plenty of basement parking)Attire: Smart CasualCost: Php 1,800 pre-paid before the event | Php 2,000 at the door | Php 1,600 Diwata members (inclusive of Lunch and Refreshments) *** Bookings not cancelled 3 business days before the event will be billed at full cost ***


Philippine Resources - July 15, 2019

Mining Philippines 2019

Be part of this year’s game-changing conference. Join the country’s biggest and boldest collaboration of industry experts, analysts, business owners, contractors, investors and professionals.Since 1997, the Chamber of Mines has been at the helm of the latest updates and trends on mining and extractives. As one of the leading professional associations of the country’s largest mining, quarrying, and mineral processing companies, the Chamber organizes an annual event, dubbed as the Mining Philippines International Conference and Exhibit, held in September every year.Over 100 leading companies will showcase their latest technologies, innovations and services to the mining industry. On top of that, get the opportunity to witness the best practices of the top 10 leading mining companies in the Philippines today.Now on its 22ndyear, the Mining Philippines will see more companies come together to showcase their current and pipeline projects that will move forward the mining industry in the country.The exhibition floor will put on a display of leading mining companies, service providers and startups giving our 500+ attendees the chance to interact with a diverse array of technologies and innovations from local businesses and around the world.Don’t be left behind! Seize the opportunity to be part of this groundbreaking event!Pick out the best package to bring you and your company into the forefront of mining in the Philippines.DelegateRegister online as Delegate Download Delegate FormFee includes luncheons and receptions.. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel. Attendance will be permitted upon receipt of full payment. Participants wishing to register on-site will be charged published rates.ExhibitYou may book you exhibit booth and choose 2m x 2m or 2m x 3m booth or customize your exhibit booth size.Download Exhibitor FormInclusions: carpeted floor area, partition walls and company name in fascia board, information table, 2 chairs, 2 fluorescent lamp sets, power outlet (300w), cleaning services, security, directory listing. For RAW SPACE only, carpet, power outlets, cleaning services, security and directory listing will be included.Please note that all booth allocations and ad spaces / Locations are on a “first come, first served” basis. A 50% down payment must be made within 2 weeks of the contract date and the remaining balance must be settled 2 weeks before commencement of the exhibit.


Philippine Resources - May 07, 2019

Break Into the Philippines’ Growing Oil and Gas Industry

Uncover the advances in the oil and gas industry in the Philippines’ largest oil and gas expo. Oil & Gas Philippines 2019 is a 3-day oil and gas event that will feature various oil and gas companies, contractors, and technology providers from all over the world. On June 18-20, Oil & Gas Philippines 2019 will showcase the continuous innovations of the Philippines’ growing industry. It will also highlight the most recent developments among different exhibitors coming from the industries of oil and gas downstream, upstream, offshore, construction, services, and a whole lot more.The event is expected to have more than 5,000 trade visitors originating from different countries around the world. Now on its sixth edition, Oil & Gas Philippines 2019 will take place at SMX Convention Center Manila, one of the Philippines’ most impressive premier exhibition center. For further information about this event, please visit or send us email at


Philippine Resources - March 18, 2019

Shortlist Announced: Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards

Considered to be Asia’s most prestigious mining investment awards and a highlight in the Asian mining calendar, the annual Mines and Money Outstanding Achievement Awards are where ‘the best of the best’ in the Asia Pacific region receive recognition for their achievements in the past year.Nominated by industry peers and chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, these awards are designed to recognize excellence and outstanding achievement over a wide cross-section of the Asia Pacific mining and investment sector.Sponsored by SRK , this year we recognise six areas of excellence: Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year, North American Mining Executive of the Year, Asia-Pacific Mining Exploration Executive of the Year, Asia-Pacific Mining Deal of the Year, Asia Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year, and Asia-Pacific Mining Company of the Year.The 2019 Shortlisted Nominees are:Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the YearRecognizing outstanding achievement by a mining company CEO or MD who oversaw a major financial or operational improvement for a mining company, either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific.Nominees:· Bill Beament, Northern Star· John Lamb, Myanmar Metals· Jake Klein, Evolution Mining· Graham Kerr, South 32· Paul Flynn, Whitehaven Coal· Simon Finnis, Metro MiningNorth American Mining Executive of the YearRecognizing outstanding achievement by a mining company CEO or MD who oversaw a major financial or operational improvement for a mining company, either headquartered or operating in North America.Nominees:· Michael O’Keeffe, Champion Iron· Steve Letwin, IAMGOLD· Peter Kukielski, Nevsun Resources· Anthony Makuch, Kirkland Lake Gold· Sean Roosen, Osisko Royalties· Mark Bristow, BarrickAsia-Pacific Mining Exploration Executive of the YearA CEO or MD of an exploration company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific, who oversaw a noteworthy exploration in the past year in either greenfield or brownfield discoveries.Nominees:· Bharat Parashar, Ceylon Graphite· Steve Parsons, Bellevue Gold· Graham Carmen, Tinka Resources· Mike Young, Vimy Resources· Sam Riggall, CleanTeq· Carl Dumbrell, Herencia Resources· Jonathan (Sam) Spring, Kincora Copper· Rob Humphryson, Novo Resources· Nick Mather, SolGoldAsia-Pacific Mining Deal of the YearA notable takeover, listing, merger or acquisition.Nominees:· Northern Star· Nevsun Resources – Zijin Mining· Rio TintoAsia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the YearAwarded to an exploration company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific who made a noteworthy greenfield or brownfield discovery in the last year.Nominees:· Ceylon Graphite· Bellevue Gold· Tinka Resources· Vimy Resources· CleanTeq· Herencia Resources· Kincora Copper· Novo Resources· SolGoldAsia-Pacific Mining Company of the YearAwarded to a mining company either headquartered or operating in Asia-Pacific who provided great value to shareholders, outperformed its peers and continued to strengthen its core assets.Nominees:· Evolution Mining· Kirkland Lake· Myanmar Metals· South 32· China Molybdenum· MMC· Whitehaven Coal· Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia“We had a record number of entries this year across all award categories and congratulate all of those companies and individuals who have made it on the shortlist for this year’s awards” said Mike Hill, Commercial Director Asia for Mines and Money. All registered delegates of Mines and Money Asia are invited to join us at the 12th annual Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards Reception on Wednesday 3 April 2019, taking place at Island, Shangri-La Hotel where the winners in each of the respective categories will be announced.


Philippine Resources - March 08, 2019

1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is organizing the 1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum on April 26, 2019 at Marriott Hotel Manila with the theme “Harnessing Natural Resources for inclusiveness and Sustainable Development”.The mining industry in the Philippines is a major economic activity but remains operating below potential. There is a considerable anti-mining sentiment in the country especially at the subnational levels where environmental impact and displacement of indigenous peoples caused by mining operations have been the focus of much debate. Small-scale mining is also contentious, due to poor regulations and overlapping policies between national and local government. The ECCP believes that the contribution to national development and share value can be further enhanced through better regulatory and enabling policies, best practices in value sharing, environment-friendly technologies and socially responsible investments.The 1st Philippine Natural Resources Development Forum intends to convene decision makers and other key stakeholders from the Mining (Metallic and Non-metallic subsectors) as well as Upstream Oil & Gas, Coal sub sectors to discuss challenges, opportunities, policy reforms and best practices in harnessing the country’s natural resources and their contribution to sustainable development.Visit for more information.


Philippine Resources - March 08, 2019

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Philippines

Powering Future Energy SolutionsWitness the 2nd edition of the country’s most comprehensive energy trade event!The 3-day exhibition, RE EE Philippines 2019 will highlight ways and means to attain alternative energy advancements and productivity. Increase your audience reach as it brings together key players and top practitioners from the industry, while also inviting target visitors and some government authorities for building new profitable partnerships and a lot more proactive business opportunities. It will showcase a wide range of technologies suppliers and equipment from various segments in the industry including: - Solar- Wind- Hydroelectric- Biomass- GeothermalSupported by the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) and Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, Inc. (PIPPA), this professional trade show is the best platform to build connections and transform it to mutually beneficial relationships.Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RE EE) 2019 is just one of the successful energy series spearheaded by UBM, which includes ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (Thailand), Renewable Energy India, Renewable Energy Myanmar, Renewable Energy Vietnam, Solar Asia and Green Energy Malaysia.Visit for more information


Philippine Resources - March 08, 2019

The Nickel Initiative 2019

THE EVENTThe Nickel Initiative 2019 is the premiere business event in the Philippines that tackles issues that cut across multiple industries involved in the nickel supply chain, its inter-relationships, and potential areas for collaboration.  Featured industries include companies involved in exploring, extracting, and processing nickel as well as businesses that utilize nickel as a key resource, such as e-vehicle, transportation, and infrastructure.OBJECTIVES- Enable discussions and identification of cross-cutting issues impacting nickel and other industries critical to economic and sustainable development.- Identify and pursue potential business and development opportunities for key industries in the Philippines, including nickel and other mineral industries, infrastructure, and e-vehicle.- Open doors for improved networking and collaboration among stakeholders and industry players locally and abroad. For more information:

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