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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: 7 May 2018, 7:00 AM - 11 May 2018, 3:00 PM
Peru Mining Mission: 7 - 11 May 2018

Peru Mining Mission: 7 - 11 May 2018

Join Austmine's Peru Mining Mission to discover new business opportunities in a market set for significant growth!  

Why Participate in Austmine's Peru Mining Mission?

Mine site visits to major copper projects including MMG’s Las Bambas and Freeport McMoran’s Cerro Verde, who are seeking to expand operations or implement new technologies
Structured meetings to build connections with senior decision-makers from a range of mining companies

Become a supplier to an emerging mining market set to ramp up development of considerable copper, gold and silver deposits
Establish relationships and grow connections with Peruvian METS aiming to partner with sophisticated mining technology companies
The recent signing of the Australia - Peru FTA is set to reduce costs for Australian mining suppliers seeking to export to Peru

Mission Overview: 

Austmine's 2018 Peru mission will provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore your business prospects in the Peruvian mining sector as it gears up for considerable development in the coming years. It will take place the week after our mission to Chile, providing a chance to attend both and utilise your time in South America most effectively. 

To maximise your opportunities in South America, we encourage companies attending our Chile or Peru mission to consider participating in Expomin. There is an opportunity to be part of the Australian Mining Innovation Pavilion organised by Austrade and participate in a range of activities specifically for Australian companies. A special Expomin package is available for Austmine members participating on our missions. 

For companies from South Australia, you may be interested in the South Australia Expanding Marketing South America Program which incorporates our missions to Chile and/or Peru. For more information click here

Our mission agenda is: 


Freeport McMoRan Cerro Verde - This site is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex just 20 miles southwest of Arequipa. Construction activities associated with a large-scale expansion at Cerro Verde were completed in September 2015. The project expanded the concentrator facilities from 120,000 metric tons-per-day (mtd) to 360,000 mtd and provides incremental annual production of approximately 600 million pounds of copper and 15 million pounds of molybdenum. 


MMG Las Bambas - Las Bambas is a large, long-life copper mine located in Cotabambas, Apurimac region of Peru. It is a relatively new project with the first ore produced in December 2015 and is progressively ramping up production. Once in full production Las Bambas will be one of the world’s largest copper mines, with an annual nameplate throughput capacity of 51.1 million tonnes. Las Bambas produced 330,227 tonnes of copper concentrate during 2016 and an estimated production between 420,000 to 460,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2017.  


Along with these site visits, meetings with management and executives of local miners will allow you to develop your understanding of the sector and build contacts in Peru. This will include an opportunity to present to a range of companies interested in the solutions of Australian suppliers and looking to learn more about the METS on the delegation. Other miners involved in this may include: Anglo American, Buenaventura, Freeport McMoRan, Newmont Mining, Hudbay Minerals, Barrick Gold, Hochschild Mining, Southern Peru Copper Corporation and Pan American Silver

Other opportunities to build relationships and learn more about the Peruvian market will come from networking events, such as the Australian/Peruvian METS Round table, and market briefings. 

Mission Fee & Registration: 

Austmine Members: $2900 + GST 

Non-Members: contact Robert Trzebski on

Austmine members can receive significant savings on International business development by registering for the Chile Mining Mission as well and receive 2 missions for $5,000 + GST. A special Expomin package is available for Austmine members participating on our mission. Please contact us for more information.

Mission fee does not include flights (international and domestic) and accommodation and meals. There will be a maximum of 12 attendees on the mission and it will be on a first come, first served basis. 

To register your interest in participating in the mission and be the first to receive updates, use the 'enquire now' button below or contact

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

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Export event Date: 7 May 2018, 7:00 AM - 11 May 2018, 3:00 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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