The upcoming Resources Rising Stars Summer Series is set to give investors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the leading lights in lithium and rare earths.

Despite a few market jitters surrounding rising interest rates and inflation, this year has seen incredible outperformance by certain commodities like lithium and rare earths as investors turn their attention to the critical minerals needed to facilitate the world’s energy transition.

At this year’s RRS Summer Series, investors will get the chance to speak directly to the CEOs behind some of the leading ASX players in the lithium and rare earths space on Tuesday November 29 at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel, and Thursday December 1 at Melbourne’s Sofitel Hotel.

Ranging from early-stage explorers through to project developers and well-established producers, the RRS Summer Series prides itself on bringing investors and companies together.

“Professional investors such as fund managers and analysts get the opportunity to talk to company management every day of the week,” Nicholas Read, managing director of conference organiser Read Corporate says.

“The Resources Rising Stars Summer Series gives retail investors the same opportunity.

“They can hear the presentations and then talk to the managing directors one-on-one – it’s an invaluable opportunity and means investors gain the insights and information needed to help make profitable investment decisions.”

Attendance is free for investors, with lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking drinks provided – to register, click here.


Who’s on the line-up?

With lithium ASX juniors rapidly accelerating exploration efforts in the face of the world’s growing raw material challenge, companies like Trek Metals (ASX:TKM) – backed by the original Pilbara Minerals founders – Cygnus Gold (ASX:CY5), and Patriot Battery Metals (TSXV:PMET) will be presenting, alongside 22 others.

“Cygnus Gold has been a real stand out performer, they are in the James Bay Province in Canada which is the hot-spot for lithium at the moment,” Read adds.

“David Southam will be joining them as managing director early next year – he’s a highly regarded resources executive having previously served as executive director of ASX-200 nickel company Western Areas, so that one has been attracting a lot of attention.

“I also can’t go past Ken Brinsden at Patriot Battery Metals, this will be his first conference outing post Pilbara Minerals and they are dual listing on the ASX, which will happen shortly after these events in early December,” Read says.

“He has gone on record saying the Corvette Project – also in Canada’s James Bay region – is the best new lithium discovery globally with widths and grades including 1.65 per cent over 159 metres and 3.01 per cent over 40.7 metres.”

And Dale Henderson, managing director of home-grown success story Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) will be there to chat to investors about the super profits the company is generating on the back of a strong lithium market.

For rare earth exposure, Australian Rare Earths’s (ASX:AR3) acting managing director Rick Pobjoy will present on details for a resource increase as its 100pc owned Koppamurra Project on the South Australian-Victorian border while RareXs’ (ASX:REE) Jeremy Robinson will take the stage to outline what lies ahead at the Cummins Range Project.

“I think there’s also a case for some of the slightly neglected sectors such as gold,” Read explains.

“If you are an investor that wants to go places where no-one else is, that is a spot with a few opportunities and we have seen a little taste of that this past week with the Fed and other central banks pivoting as the rate cycle begins to slow,” Read explains.

Bellevue Gold’s (ASX:BGL) Steve Parsons will be there with details of the strong progress it is making as it prepares for first gold production in the second half of 2023 while Red 5 (ASX:RED) outlines its latest ramp up activities.

“It’s a stock pickers’ market,” Read notes.

“The conference is all about active portfolio management and empowering investors to make their own choices.”


This article was developed in collaboration with Read Corporate, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.