Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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: 8 Apr 2019, 9:00 AM - 12 Apr 2019, 5:00 PM
Papua New Guinea Mining Mission: 8 - 12 April 2019

Papua New Guinea Mining Mission: 8 - 12 April 2019

Join Austmine's PNG Mining Mission to explore opportunities in a prospective metals sector!

Why Participate in Austmine's PNG Mining Mission?

Go on site and speak with technical personnel at key gold and copper operations
Structured meetings, presentation opportunities and networking events to assist in building connections with executives and management of mining companies
Discuss business priorities for PNG with government and private sector stakeholders, including energy, transportation and logistics needs
Find avenues to implement your solution in a market requiring new technologies and processes to improve operations
Create new partnerships and obtain business intelligence from fellow mission participants already active in PNG


Mission Overview:

Austmine's 2019 PNG Mining Mission will feature a comprehensive program that helps to build your understanding and explore business opportunities in PNG's exciting base and precious metals sector. Over the course of a busy week, mission participants will undertake mine site visits, educate the market through presentations, meet key decision-makers at mining companies, develop relationships at networking events and gain market intelligence at briefings from government and local businesses. 

Local mining companies have expressed interest in the below products and services: 

  • Processing
  • HE & component rebuild
  • IT & Comms
  • Skills Training
  • Warehousing & procurement
Companies with these capabilities will have preference for the mission to ensure value for attendees and relevance for mining companies. 

The agenda will include site visits to:

 The Ok Tedi mine - this is a state owned open-pit project that produces copper, gold and silver in the Star Mountains of the Western Province in PNG. In 2016, 65 million tonnes of ore and waste were mined and moved via haul trucks to their primary crusher and two SAG mills located on site. With current reserve estimates mining will continue at Ok Tedi until at least 2025, whilst there is also a considerable exploration and drilling program underway. Ongoing government investment in the project and a focus on improving productivity provides an excellent opportunity for Australian METS to supply Ok Tedi. 

Hidden Valley, Harmony Gold - this mine is an open pit gold and silver mine, situated in the Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea, some 210km northwest of Port Moresby. The major gold and silver deposits of the Morobe goldfield and Hidden Valley are hosted in the Wau Graben. Ore mined is treated at the Hidden Valley processing plant.

 Kainantu, K92 Mining - The Kainantu property is located in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, approximately 180 km west-northwest of Lae. The Property includes all mine infrastructure, exploration camps, exploration data and diamond drill core. The property is well supported by regional infrastructure, and contains nearly all the necessary site infrastructure to recommence mining operations.


Mission Fee & Registration:

Austmine Members: $3,900 + GST per company (max.1 attendee per company)
Non-Members: This mission is only open to Austmine members.

Applications close 8th March, 2019. 

The mission fee does not include flights (international & domestic), accommodation and meals and visa fees. Places are strictly limited to 10 attendees and is on a first come, first serve basis. 

This mission is not yet open for registration. To express interest and for more information contact robert.trzebski@austmine.com.au or select the enquire now button above.

Login to the self-service portal for more information on the PNG market.

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: 8 Apr 2019, 9:00 AM - 12 Apr 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? 

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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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