One of Australia’s largest mining conferences is expanding due to strong demand from the industry – and it’s even getting its own mini golf course.

Diggers and Dealers, which is held in Kalgoorlie in August each year, will this year have a second marquee to allow emerging companies to showcase their credentials.

“Over the years, there has been strong demand for exhibition space as well as requests from the investment community for emerging companies to have a space to exhibit from,” chairman Nick Giorgetta said.

The new marquee will feature a four-hole golf course installed by mining equipment dealer Westrac.

This year 11 companies will showcase inside the new marquee and that will increase further in 2019.

Last year’s conference attracted over 2000 attendees – the highest since 2012.