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International Mining Missions

Austmine's missions take Australian METS companies to prospective overseas mining markets for a week of site visits, meetings, networking events and briefings with leading mining companies, local suppliers, associations and government bodies.

Our missions are designed to give participants a deep understanding of the local mining market, procurement practices and project opportunities and aim to assist Australian METS in positioning their business as a potential supplier to mining operations around the globe. Austmine puts together a program to ensure the right meetings take place and that your company is introduced to a range of decision makers who are interested in potentially buying your products and services, ranging from senior level executives to technical personnel on site. Austmine often partners with Austrade, state governments and local associations in organising missions. 

Why participate in an Austmine mission?

Exclusive site visits to build knowledge and gain insights from technical personnel on mining projects around the world 
Present your capabilities to senior management and executives of local and multi-national mining companies
Gather information from local experts on mining operations, market conditions and export strategies
An unparalleled opportunity to build numerous connections in key markets through networking events
Form relationships and build partnerships with fellow mission attendees, local METS, government agencies and relevant associations


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Export event Date: 17 Jun 2019, 9:00 AM - 21 Jun 2019, 5:00 PM
Mexico Mining Mission: 17 - 21 June 2019

Mexico Mining Mission: 17 - 21 June 2019

Why Participate in Austmine's Mexico Mining Mission?

Go on site at Mexico's renowned silver, copper and gold projects in the Chihuahua region
Structured meetings and presentation opportunities with key mining companies such as Peñoles, Minera Frisco, Grupo Mexico, Peña Colorada, and Mexicana de Cobre
Gain market intelligence from local experts, associations, government bodies, suppliers and mining companies
Find avenues to implement your cutting-edge technologies and smart solutions on site
Create partnerships and build relationships to tap into export supply chains

Mexico is:

  • The world's largest producer of silver, with the states of Zacatecas, Durango and Chihuahua serving as the main production centres
  • The world’s ninth-largest producer of gold
  • The world’s seventh-largest producer of copper
  • One of the top five producers of sodium sulphide, fluorite, celestite and wollastonite;
  • A large coal producer, with an overall production of 7.28 million tons
  • The world’s second-largest fluorspar producer, with a calculated reserve of 32,000 tons
  • The world’s eighth-largest producer of graphite, with a calculated reserve of 3,100 tons
  • The world’s second-largest producer of strontium, with a total of 56,500 tons produced in 2016. (Source: Mexican Mining Chamber (CAMIMEX) 2017, January 2019)

Mexico’s mining industry is undergoing significant restructuring. The new government is looking to improve security in the sector, increase infrastructure spending and expand broadband coverage to remote mining areas. The value of the Mexican mining sector is forecast to grow over the next few years, supported by low operating costs and a strong project pipeline. It is estimated to increase from US$16.9 billion in 2018 to US$18.7 billion by 2026, averaging 2.8% annual growth.

The state of Chihuahua, since colonial times has been relevant for its production of metallic minerals. Lately it has substantially increased exploration, resulting in the expansion and the discovery of new mineral deposits. This makes it clear that the geological potential of Chihuahua is vast, and it is favourable to explore its natural resources and its potential in attracting foreign and domestic investment.

Mission Overview:

Austmine's Mexico Mining Mission will seek to position Australian METS companies with opportunities in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, which is renowned for production of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc. The agenda is designed to build participants' understanding of the market, explore business opportunities and challenges and to connect with mining companies, engineering firms and potential partners to establish export avenues. The week will feature mine site and process plant visits, presentation opportunities, executive meetings, networking events and market briefings. We will seek to provide opportunities with Peñoles, Minera Frisco, Grupo Mexico, Mexicana de Cobre, Goldcorp, Agnico Eagle, Coeur Mining, GoGold Resources, Sierra Metals, Mag Silver and Pan American Silver. 



Mission Fee & Registration:

Austmine Members: $3,500 + GST per company 
Non-Members: This mission is only open to Austmine members

The mission fee does not include flights (international & domestic), accommodation and meals. Places are strictly limited to 12 attendees and is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration for this mission is not open yet. To express interest and for more information contact or select the enquire now button above. 

Additional Austmine Services:

Along with setting the agenda for the mission and liaising with mining companies on site visits and meetings, Austmine provides a range of additional services to help you get the most from your mission. This includes:

  • Pre-mission briefing to bring you up to speed on the market and provide insights into maximising your attendance
  • Group bookings of accommodation and charter flights
  • Support and advice for marketing materials and presentations for the delegation 
  • Post-mission intelligence, reports and information collected throughout the mission


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Export event Date: 17 Jun 2019, 9:00 AM - 21 Jun 2019, 5:00 PM

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We encourage Australian METS to participate in an International Mining Mission if they are: 

  • Seeking to break into a key export market 
  • Looking to grow their business in a foreign country further 
  • Undertaking initial market reconnaissance and want to learn about the local mining sector
  • Experienced exporters who are aiming to build new connections and expand their presence
  • Successful Australian businesses who have a local office and would like to send their in-market representative

Missions are generally comprised of a maximum of 12 attendees and have a busy agenda that runs from early on Monday to late Friday afternoon. Registration fees for Austmine members usually range between $2,500 - $4,000 + GST and cover costs of venue hire, catering for networking functions, ground transportation, Austrade and local partner fees and other direct expenses. The mission fee does not include international or domestic flights, accommodation and meals, travel insurance or VISA fees, if required. 

Missions Terms and Conditions

Looking to Expand Globally? 

Austmine members can access special deals with our Industry Partners who have joined us to support the global growth of the METS sector. 

Qatar Airways is offering Austmine members a special discount valid for travel to some of their top destinations worldwide, including London, Doha, Moscow, Paris, plus many more. Simply use the special code AUSTMINE to enjoy up to 12% off* your next Qatar Airways flight.

OFX is Austmine's global foreign exchange partner and is offering competitive money transfers and exchange rates for our members to support international business growth and trade. They also provide a range of consultancy and information services for managing currency abroad, and their team is here to assist in expanding your horizons. Find more details here.



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What our attendees say

The Austmine Chilean Mission, that FloLevel Technologies joined in 2016, created major opportunities for our specialized process instrumentation to the worlds largest Copper producers. Typically the time to achieve this acceptance, from the clients, could be in years of developing relationships, but the Austmine mission was highly respected by the Chilean Mining Companies and therefore, relationship development between supplier and customer was expedited much faster.

Rob Stirling, Managing Director, FloLevel Technologies


I enjoyed the 2016 Russian mission. I learnt a great deal from the other participants attending, this was invaluable. When the mission wrapped up I was happy about the outcome in that I received very good interest but was left with the impression that the Russian market would be difficult to penetrate. However, in the 10 months following my visit, my company has done very well in selling software and products into the region. More than I could have imagined.  

David Way, Chief Executive Officer, JKTech



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