London Finex is a two-day conference focusing on the role of funding exploration, development and mining. It is the 6th of a biennial conference series established in 2008 with the aim of bringing together explorationists and mining companies with those from the financial sector, in one of the largest mining capitals of the world.


Way back in the mists of 2016 I was commissioned to create a new online presence for London Finex a two day conference held at the Geological Society in London, hosted by MinSouth (the local group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining), the Mineral Deposits Study Group of the Geological Society and the Association of Mining Analysts.

Being familiar with the WordPress platform the team behind the conference wanted a site built around the blogging platform that would allow them to manage the conference programme and to provide registration facilities allowing guests to purchase conference tickets via PayPal. And, once the conference was complete, to disseminate conference videos and slides online.

Built using the WordPress platform the site is fully response thanks to the Solid Grid css framework and makes judicious use of the Toolset plugin to provide template views for the custom post types behind the scenes. The project also gave me the opportunity to take the Amazon Web Services platform for a spin, I must say it was simple to get going and the dedicated virtual machine really makes the site fly!

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