Wednesday , 08 Aug 2012: Kalgoorlie, Australia - An opinion survey of the delegates from the 2012 Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum has found that 69% of respondents believe that gold will be the hottest commodity to invest in over the next 12 months.
The Aggreko Thought Generator is being hosted by Aggreko, the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. The poll was conducted at the famous Aggreko coffee stand, a Diggers and Dealers institution that has been energising delegates for more than a decade. The poll will run over the three day mining conference to gauge industry sentiment around a range of issues currently affecting Australian miners.
Highlights from the Aggreko Thought Generator include:
- 39% of respondents believe that the European debt crisis will have the greatest effect on new mining investment in Australia, while 35% though this was more related to commodity prices
- 33% of respondents rate reputation as the most important feature when selecting a supplier, followed by expertise (25%) and recommendation (20%)
"The depth and breadth of industry knowledge and insight represented by the delegates at Diggers and Dealers was something we were really keen to capture." commented Asterios Satrazemis, Managing Director, Aggreko Australia-Pacific. "It will be interesting to see how the opinions and sentiments gathered via this poll play out over the coming 12 months."
Full results will be published at the conclusion of the event. Please note, the results of this opinion survey do not necessarily reflect the views of Aggreko plc.