Confidence continues to rise in the resources sector with record delegate registrations for this week’s RIU Sydney Resources Round-up conference.

A late surge in registrations has organiser Vertical Events expecting registered delegate numbers to exceed 900 at the 15th Round-up — one of Australia’s top mining investment conferences.

The conference gets underway at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel from Tuesday afternoon.

Also demonstrating that confidence is returning to the market, a growing number of brokers have sponsored the event – including Far East capital, The Lind Partners, Hunter Capital Advisors, Everblu Capital and Fosters Stockbroking.

“We are rapt to be involved with the conference given we consider the RIU Sydney Resources Round-Up to be the best conference of its kind, highlighting a wide range of emerging resources companies,” Foster Stockbroking executive director Mark Hinsley told Stockhead.

“In recent times we have seen healthy levels of interest from our clients to invest in mining stocks, and expect that momentum to continue given the strong macro global growth outlook.”

RIU Sydney Resources Round-up, Vertical Events

The conference — which Stockhead supports as official media partner — kicks off at 1.40pm on Tuesday and runs until 5.30pm Thursday May 10.

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More than 60 ASX-listed resources companies will present at the event, from those active in the favoured battery metals and Pilbara conglomerate gold segments to those on the hunt for mineral sands and base metals.

Attendees will hear from copper explorer Peel Mining (ASX:PEX), which recently spun out its West Australian gold project into newly listed Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) – which is also presenting.

Peel’s focus is now on its 50 per cent-owned Mallee Bull copper deposit in the Cobar Basin of New South Wales.

Other presenters include gold and base metals explorer Barra Resources (ASX:BAR), copper and gold play Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) and nickel and cobalt explorer Jervois Mining (ASX:JRV).

Delegates can also find out what is in store for commodities in 2018 with a presentation from Westpac’s senior economist Justin Smirk.