Wednesday, 21 August 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: 30 Sep 2019, 9:00 AM - 4 Oct 2019, 5:00 PM
Russia Mining Mission: 30 September - 4 October

Russia Mining Mission: 30 September - 4 October

Join Austmine’s Russia Mining Mission to build business in one of the largest gold sectors in the world!

Why Participate in Austmine's Russia Mining Mission?

Position your business a step ahead of the competition through visits to world-renowned Russian mega projects

Meet a host of new contacts and build relationships with senior connections from a range of mining companies

Gain unparalleled insights on key projects, major challenges, buyer needs and market entry through experts in the market

Position your leading technologies and innovative solutions in a market seeking to drive operational improvement

Mission Overview: 

Austmine’s 2019 Russia Mining Mission will provide opportunities for Australian METS to build their presence in one of the largest markets in the world. The mission will incorporate a mix of site visits, executive meetings, presentation opportunities and networking events.

Attendees will gain first-hand knowledge of mining methods and existing technology deployed in Russian gold production, with significant insights to operations owned by Polyus Gold. Along with this, meetings and functions throughout the week will allow Australian businesses to communicate their capabilities to senior executives, management and technical personnel from a variety of miners.

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Site Information:

Located in one of Russia’s most prolific gold mining provinces, Olimpiada is Polyus largest operation. The mine began production in 1996 and currently accounts for over a half of the Company’s total gold output. The ore mined at the site is processed at three plants with a combined capacity of 13 mln tonnes of ore annually. To treat Olimpiada’s sulphide ores, Polyus employs BIONORD, the Company’s proprietary bio-oxidation technology.

Located only 25 kilometres away from Polyus flagship operation, Olimpiada, Blagodatnoye is the Company’s second largest mine. Commissioned in July 2010, it boasts a processing capacity of 8 mln tonnes of ore per year, which makes it one of the largest ore processing plants in the Russian gold mining sector.

Sovrudnik LLC is a member UGC (Uzhuralzoloto), the third biggest Russian gold company.  Sovrudnik operates Eldorado open pit with annual capacity of 8 million m³ located 64 km off Severo-Yeniseisk. The length of the open pit is 3 km, about 500 meters wide and more than 100 meters deep. The average grade is 1.75 g/t. It is conventional  truck-shovel mining.  There are two gold recovery plants. The richest ores are shipped to the Sovetskaya plant, located in  Severo-Yeniseisk. This plant uses gravity, flotation process and sorption leaching. Sovetskaya plant process up to 2.5 mt ore a year and produces about 4 t gold. The low-grade ores are processed directly at the Eldorado deposit using heap leaching technology.


Mission Fee & Registration

Austmine members: $3,700 + GST
Non-Members: This mission is only open to Austmine members. 

Discounted fee to attend both Russia and Kazakhstan Mining Missions: $6,700 + GST

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

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

Please use the enquire now button at the top of the page to express your interest in attending this mission.

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

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Export event Date: 30 Sep 2019, 9:00 AM - 4 Oct 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. 

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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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