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“The Philippine Mining Luncheon”

(a Luncheon Forum & Networking Event)

At the Manila Polo Club Ballroom.

For your Diary, 2017 Proposed event dates. 3rd Feb ”  6th April ” 9th June ” 11th August ” 6th October ” 24th Nov.

The Philippine Mining Club is proud to present for the Friday June 9th luncheon.

About our Speaker:

Topic: A Humorous and Candid look at 45+ years of Mining Exploration.

Mr. Alan Douglas Blackley

A 50-year perspective on the Mineral Exploration Industry in South East Asia.

As a young man starting out to experience life and what it offered; Alan chose the drilling industry as his first career and as he will explain, never felt the need to consider any alternatives.

After leaving high school in Queensland, Alan joined the Queensland Irrigation and Water Supply Commission where he first started to learn the drilling trade. Working on various dam site investigations gave Alan his comprehensive knowledge of geotechnical investigation procedures and techniques, which remain valid to this day.

Seeking additional experience Alan joined an American owned Seismic Exploration Company that was venturing into mineral drilling. At the tender age of 18 and already in charge of a project in central New South Wales, Alan was offered a 6 months’ assignment to Frieda River in Papua New Guinea which turned into 28 years of involvement in all the major discoveries and developments undertaken in that blessed mining province.

His love affair with PNG has remained as a constant throughout his professional career and remains as a major part of his business.

Being promoted to PNG Country Manager at the age of 22 Alans natural inclination for new challenges saw the company he managed expand to become the premier contractor in PNG and offer services in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Indonesia.

In 1995 at the request of Western Mining he brought the company to the Philippines to work on the Tampakan project and has remained involved with the industry here in the Philippines since that time.

Itchy feet and new opportunity has recently seen the expansion of his business into the Kyrgyz Republic.

Alan brings a unique perspective to the exploration industry in South East Asia.

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“The Philippine Mining Luncheon” is proudly affiliated with the globally-recognized Melbourne Mining Club and is a member of the Philippine Mining & Exploration Association.

Event Schedule :

Your networking starts 11.00, seated at noon, finished 2.30 approx.
Venue: The Manila Polo Club Ballroom.
Click here for location Map.
Registration: Starts 11.00 am
Ticket Cost: Php 1,650 pre paid before event date OR Php 2,000 at the door.
(Includes 3 course Lunch & drinks).

Bookings not cancelled 3 days before the event will be billed in full.