NEW South Wales resources and energy minister Chris Hartcher will share the state government’s plan to improve investment confidence at the AMEC Convention to be held next Tuesday.

“In recent times investment confidence has declined in New South Wales and it must be enhanced to ensure we continue to maintain one of our key industries – the mining sector,” Mr Hartcher said.

“Global boards planning to invest can be confident that the state government is working hard to ensure our regulatory controls recognise the value and benefits of the resource, whilst balancing the impacts that mines may have on local amenities.”

Hosted by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), the Convention will also feature other key members of Australia’s major political parties, including federal minister for resource and energy Gary Gray and Western Australian minister for mines and petroleum, Bill Marmion.

“This year’s AMEC Convention will set the policy agenda and provide helpful advice on operation in an uncertain global market,” AMEC chief executive Simon Bennison.

“It will present ‘The Case for Confidence’ in mineral exploration and mining, tapping into current discussions on the future of the industry.”

The Convention will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre over two days from Tuesday, 2 September 2013. For more information, click here.