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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: 27 Apr 2020, 8:00 AM - 1 May 2020, 5:00 PM
Chile Mining Mission: 27 April - 1 May

Chile Mining Mission: 27 April - 1 May

Why Participate in Austmine's Chile Mining Mission?

A unique opportunity to visit world leading mega mines
Establish relationships with senior management at CODELCO, BHP, Antofagasta and more 
Discover opportunities at new and expanding copper projects
Position your unique solutions and technologies in a market demanding innovation
Build connections and partnerships with local businesses and government to create a route to the market in Chile

Mission Overview

Austmine's 2020 Chile mission will provide a rare opportunity to build connections with management, executives and technical personnel at some of the largest and most sophisticated mine sites in the world. It will take place the week after Expomin in Santiago and a week before Austmine's Peru Mining Mission, providing an opportunity for Australian companies to be involved in a number of different business development activities in the South American market. 

Chile is a key market for Australian METS, with an amazing range and scale of mining operations. While many Australian METS already export their products and services to Chile, a strong project pipeline and demand for new innovations is creating further supply opportunities. 

The Chile Mission will seek to position Australian businesses in line with the operational needs and priorities of major Chilean mining companies. Site visits and management meetings will be pursued with a range of companies, including CODELCO (Chuquicamata, El Teniente), BHP (Spence, Escondida), Anglo American and Antofagasta Minerals. There will also be opportunities to connect with local distributors and experienced exporters to develop a sophisticated approach to successfully supplying the Chilean mining industry. 

Mission Fees & Registration

This mission will open for registrations in February 2020. If you would like to express interest in receiving more information contact

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Export event Date: 27 Apr 2020, 8:00 AM - 1 May 2020, 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. 

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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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