With just one week until the Resources and Energy Symposium 2012 kicks off in Broken Hill, organizers are urging delegates to register their attendance to participate in keynote sessions at the country’s biggest resources and mining forum.

This year’s agenda includes presentations from leading economists, analysts and politicians aimed at giving delegates an unparalleled insight into the Australian resources industry. The event will be held from May 21 to 23 at the Broken Hill Civic Centre.

More than 20 keynote speakers including the New South Wales Resources and Energy Minister Chris Hartcher, Flinders University’s Sir Eric Neal and former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson will be making presentations.

Organizers have an application available for attendees to download and use to keep track of the agenda, manage the sessions and take notes.

The three-day forum is organized by investment events company Symposium, with this year’s event shaping up to exceed last year’s record attendance which included 473 delegates, more than 30 resource companies and 10 keynote speakers.

The focus this year will be on the challenges set to face Australian resource industries and will look at ways the nation can collaborate and remain globally competitive, says Symposium chief executive officer Kerry Stevenson.

Workshop topics and panel discussions will include the country’s economic outlook, agriculture and mining, the coal gas industry and innovation in mining.

All profits from the symposium will go into funding scholarships for students wishing to undertake tertiary education within the resources sector.