Federal Minster for Resources Senator Matt Canavan will deliver the keynote address to the Hunter Coal Festival’s Mining Leaders Lunch which is being billed as “the Hunter’s mining industry event of the year”.

Head of Glencore’s Global Coal Assets Peter Freyberg will also speak at the Friday, April 6 lunch to be held at Club Singleton.

Singleton Business Chamber President Sue Gilroy said the Mining Leaders Lunch was shaping up to be a “not to be missed event” and tickets were now on sale through the festival’s website www.huntercoalfestival.org.au

“With these two high-powered speakers it should be the mining industry event of the year in the Hunter,” Ms Gilroy said.

“Senator Canavan is a senior and very important figure in the Turnbull Government. He has direct involvement in government decisions and policies and is a strong advocate for regional employment and economies.

“Likewise as Head of Glencore’s Global Coal Assets, Peter Freyberg is one of the most important men in the coal industry. His insight into the state of the coal industry – both in Australia and world-wide – should be of vital interest to anyone who has an involvement in the mining industry”

Senator Canavan and Mr Freyberg’s addresses at the lunch will be augmented by a presentation from the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue, and presentations from Coal Services and Mine Wealth + Wellbeing.

For more information on the Hunter Coal Festival and the Mining Leaders Lunch including ticket purchases see huntercoalfestival.org.au alternatively tickets can be purchased at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/64635