Wednesday, 1 April 2020

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: 23 Mar 2020, 8:00 AM - 27 Mar 2020, 5:00 PM
New Caledonia Mission: 23 - 27 March - SOLD OUT - POSTPONED

New Caledonia Mission: 23 - 27 March - SOLD OUT - POSTPONED

Why Participate in Austmine's New Caledonia Mining Mission?

Go on site to discover the current challenges and operational priorities of technical representatives
Establish relationships with management and senior personnel at major nickel operations
Discover emerging supply opportunities in a nearby market to Australia
Find avenues to implement new solutions and technologies in a market where innovation is critical
Build connections and partnerships with operating businesses and government to create a route to the market in New Caledonia

Mission Overview

New Caledonia is a market often overlooked by Australian mining suppliers. Widely recognised for its natural beauty, unique marine life and tourist appeal, New Caledonia’s economy has in fact been powered by mining since nickel was first discovered in 1864.

Now boasting numerous large-scale mines and process plants, New Caledonia is the 4th largest producer of nickel in the world. Sitting right on our doorstep, New Caledonia’s mining industry faces many of the same challenges as ours, and therefore, is an important market for Australian METS companies to form partnerships within and pursue growth opportunities.

Austmine’s New Caledonia Mining Mission will provide Australian METS companies with a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities at major nickel operations in the market, along with avenues to develop business there. Across the week, the delegation will undertake site visits, meetings and business matching opportunities with key producers such as Societe Le Nickel (SLN), Vale and Koniambo Nickel (Glencore). It will also be an important opportunity to foster relationships with the members of the Association Maintenance Durable (AMD) who have a number of companies seeking to build their product range and partner with new suppliers into the market.

Local Needs

Mining companies operating in the market have provided a listing of supply needs from visiting businesses. These are: 

  • Digital software for mine operations
  • Energy management 
  • Industrial maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • High pressure cleaning
  • Lifting and cranes
  • On site engineering
  • Plant control software

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Mission Fee & Registration


Mission Fee: $2,500 + GST

The mission fee does not include flights (international & domestic), accommodation and meals. Places are strictly limited to 11 attendees and is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registrations close on Monday 24th February 2020.

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Export event Date: 23 Mar 2020, 8:00 AM - 27 Mar 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. 

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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