October 2017

United States

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USA Mining Mission: 16-20 October 2017

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Austmine, in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ), will lead a delegation to the USA in October 2017.

Austmine, in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ), will lead a delegation to the USA in October 2017.

The USA mining mission will focus on major copper and gold operations in Nevada and Utah.

Date Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017
Location Nevada and Utah, United States
Cost Austmine Members: $2,900 + GST (Max 1 attendee per company)
Non-Members: $3,700 + GST (Max 1 attendee per company)

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Brisbane, Queensland

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2017

19 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

On behalf of Trade & Investment Queensland the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2017On behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland, the Export Council of Australia is honoured to again coordinate this prestigious event open to all exporters, regardless of sector.

International trade expands our world view, encourages innovation and supports our economy. The awards program acknowledges those businesses engaged in international trade, and rewards their dedication to being the best at what they do within the state and around the world.

KEY DATES

  • Applications close: 7 August 2017
  • Presentation dinner: 19 October 2017
  • National awards: 5 December 2017

Tickets to the presentation dinner are now on sale.

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Benefit from being a winner

Whether your company is large or small, winning an export award gives you the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, be exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work and success before the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.

On behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland and the Export Council of Australia, we look forward to celebrating your success in 2017!

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please contact the Queensland Export Awards Team:
T: +61 7 3514 3134
E: qldawards@export.org.au

Brisbane, Queensland

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Queensland International Business Series: Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ) Globally Engaging Networking Event (GENE)

20 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

LSQ GENE brings together key Life Sciences Leaders from Australia, North America, Europe and Canada.

LSQ GENE brings together key Life Sciences Leaders from Australia, North America, Europe and Canada, including Trade and Investment Commissioners, and following the Australasian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium.

GENE includes the presentation of three key industry Awards – the McCullough Robertson LSQ Industry Excellence Award, the LSQ Elected Official Award and the LSQ Trade Commissioner Award – and the Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award to recognise an individual female’s endeavours and passion and dedication to the health and life sciences industry.

Event details

Date Friday 20 October 2017
Time 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
corner Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Australia
Cost $33 for LSQ members
$55 for non-members

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Wide Bay Burnett, Queensland

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Queensland International Business Series: Industry breakfast with David Camerlengo

23 October 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

Do you have an interest in trade or investment with the US, Canada or Mexico? Join Trade Commissioner David Camerlengo for a breakfast presentation.

Do you have an interest in trade or investment with the US, Canada or Mexico?

Join Trade Commissioner David Camerlengo for a breakfast presentation on the investment opportunities available in North America.

Event details

Date Monday 23 October 2017
Time 7.30am for 8am start
Location Enzo’s on the Beach
351a Esplanade
Scarness, Hervey Bay, QLD 4655
Australia
Cost Free

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Toowoomba, Queensland

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Queensland International Business Series: TIQ seminar - METS Latin America

23 October 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

Join TIQ’s Latin American Trade and Investment Commissioner Alex Pessagno for a seminar about mining and industry opportunities in Latin America.

Join TIQ’s Latin American Trade and Investment Commissioner Alex Pessagno for a seminar about mining technology, equipment and services (METS) opportunities in Latin America.

The seminar includes:

  • an overview of the LATAM market
  • potential opportunities for METS companies
  • presentations by Austmine, Department of State Development and EFIC representatives
  • new programs being initiated for local METS companies to support development and growth in preparation for export
  • networking over a light lunch

Event details

Date Monday 23 October 2017
Time 10:00am – 12:30am
Location TSBE Boardroom
2/6 Ann Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Australia
Cost Free

Registration and more information

Please register by Wednesday 18 October by contacting Geraldine Doumany, Trade and Investment Adviser, Toowoomba:

P: +61 7 4616 7331
M: 0467 721 542
E: Geraldine.doumany@tiq.qld.gov.au

Gold Coast

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Lawand Group presentation – Middle East markets

31 October 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Join a presentation by Nassif Lawand, Lawand Trade and learn about building your brands in the Middle East and East Asia markets.

Join Nassif Lawand, Founder and Managing Director of Lawand Group, for insights about building your brands in the Middle East and East Asia markets.

Lawand Group’s strategic transition remains in full throttle, with expansions, upgrades, or refinements underway in every division of its business, and record sales in its Middle East markets.

Mr Lawand will offer macro and micro insights in conjunction with his team of executives from Lawand Trade:

  • Binesh Singh – Business Development Executive for Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar, based in the Regional Sales and Support Office (Middle East) in Dubai
  • Carona D’Souza – Supplier Liaison Specialist, based in the Regional Sales and Support Office (Middle East) in Dubai
  • Janice Chan – Business Development Executive for East Asia, based in the Regional Sales and Support Office (East Asia) in Kuala Lumpur
  • Mahesha Rammana – Business Development Executive for Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, based in the Regional Sales and Support Office (Middle East) in Dubai
  • Sunil Gulwani – Business Development Executive for United Arab Emirates, based in the Regional Sales and Support Office (Middle East) in Dubai

Event details

Date Tuesday 31 October 2017
Time 9:00am (for 9:30am start) – 11am
Location Mantra Legends
25 Laycock Street
Surfers Paradise Qld 4217
Cost Free

About the speaker

Nassif Lawand, Lawand Group

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Carona D’Souza – carona@lawand.com

November 2017

India

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Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Trade Mission to India: 6-11 November 2017

06 November 2017 - 11 November 2017
Event Organiser: TIQ

Explore abundant opportunities in India with TIQ’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) trade mission.

Join us in India from 6 to 11 November to meet potential buyers, develop contacts and explore mining equipment, technology and services opportunities.

The mission will include the opportunity to exhibit and network at India’s prestigious biennial event, the International Mining Equipment, Minerals and Metals Exhibition (IME) 2017.

The trade mission will incorporate meetings with major India government-owned mining corporations, private mine developers and operators, and Australian mining companies active in India.

The mission will incorporate two mine visits–an open cut mine operated by Singareni Collieries and an underground mine operated by JMS.

The mission builds upon a year of significant engagement with the Indian mining sector, with TIQ hosting major Indian mining and services companies including Coal India Ltd, JMS Simplex, Geovale Services and Telangana State Minerals Department in 2017.

REGISTRATION

Registrations close on 13 October 2017.

Mission size will be limited to 12 delegates. Each company has the opportunity to purchase up to two spaces.

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MISSION FEES

The mission participation fee of A$1200 per delegate includes meeting expenses, ground transfers, networking activities, shared exhibition space at IME 2017 and mission materials.

You’ll cover your own travel costs including visas, accommodation, meals and airfares, estimated at A$3200 per person.

INDIA’S MINING SECTOR

The rise of Asia is the first of eight global megatrends identified in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017-2022.

India is one of the world’s largest markets and over the next decade is set to be the fastest growing major global economy.

  • India is the third-largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, with high GDP growth of over 7%.
  • India is the third-largest producer of coal with an annual production of over 600 million tonnes (MT).
  • India has the fifth-largest estimated coal reserves in the world, standing at 60.6 billion tonnes (BT) with 1,878 operational mines.
  • India ranks fourth globally in terms of iron ore production. In FY16, production reached 140MT of iron ore. India has around 8% of world’s deposit of iron ore.
  • India has become the third-largest steel producer in FY16 with the production of finished steel at 90.63MT.
  • India has the 7th-largest bauxite reserves of around 593MT. Aluminum production is estimated to be 4.7MT per annum.
  • India is also a significant producer of barites, lignite, chromite, manganese ore, zinc ore, mineral sands and limestone.

WHY CONSIDER INDIA’S MINING SECTOR?

Minerals and energy are fundamental inputs needed to deliver and sustain India’s economic growth. Recognising this, the new Indian Government has classified Mining as a priority sector and announced plans to more than double domestic coal production to 1.5BT per annum by FY2020 to meet growing demands for electricity (current Government flagship project: “Power for all by 2019”). For comparative purposes, Queensland’s total raw and saleable coal production in 2016 was 313.6MT, less than one-fifth of India’s proposed FY2020 target.

To achieve this, the Indian Government has set a 1BT per annum coal production target for Coal India Limited (CIL) by FY2020. To meet this target, CIL (already the world’s largest coal producer) will be required to almost double its 2015-16 production of 536MT. To date, CIL has outlined a Road Map for Enhancement of Coal Production including:

  • 165MT additional capacity from the expansion of existing mines
  • 561MT additional capacity from projects under development; and
  • 181MT additional capacity from future projects.

To deliver this project portfolio, expenditures of US$20-25 billion over the next five years have been announced including:

  • US$10-11 billion in new open cast mine projects
  • US$5-6 billion in underground mechanisation
  • US$1-3 billion in replacement capital expenditure and investment in washeries, operator independent truck dispatch system, land and infrastructure

Production of the remaining 500 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) required to meet FY2020 government production targets is expected to be achieved by Hyderabad based Singareni Collieries Company Limited (100MTPA) and other public and private sector producers. Reaching 500MTPA of production by FY2020 requires this sector more than triple its 118MT output.

In July 2016, the Indian Government approved a new National Mineral Exploration Policy and this was followed by auctioning 100 prospective mineral blocks of 100sqkm area each by the end of 2016, a move that boosted the country’s mineral mining potential.

The Indian Government is also taking steps to increasingly privatise the mining industry by transitioning from state-owned mine owners and operators (eg. Coal India Limited, The Singareni Collieries, and National Mineral Development Corporation) to state-owned mine owners and private operators – otherwise known as Mine Developers and Operators (MDOs).

MDOs are mining contractors who operate on behalf of a state-owned mine owner at a fixed charge on a long term basis.  MDOs are variously responsible for mining operations, mine infrastructure and processing operations as well as exploration, community relationship and sustainable development.   Private MDOs include Adani, JMS Mining Services, AMR Group, BGR Mining, Thriveni, TATA Mining, Essel Mining.

In 2017, the Ministry of Mines put out a public consultation paper to allow non-captive production and fully private mine ownership and operation.  Ten coal blocks across four states have been identified for such purposes.  Further developments are expected in the near future.

QUEENSLAND DOES IT BEST

In 2016-17, India was Queensland’s fourth largest trading partner. Trade and investment relations between Queensland and India are expected to deepen further under the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.

To enable growth, major mining companies and MDOs in India acknowledge the need to bring in world class METS to increase production with a high focus on safety and environment. The growth plans will require substantial technological inputs from overseas suppliers for new projects, expansion and modernisation. The share of underground production will increase considerably and is an area where there is currently a lack of modern technology.

At present, over 30 Queensland METS companies are active in India either by their own presence or through partners, agents and distributors. Over the past few years, they have won contracts in diverse areas of METS.

Specific METS opportunities include:

  • mining and geological consulting and engineering services
  • mining IT including mine planning software and mine management systems
  • contract mining and mining technologies – Longwall and Highwall mining solutions
  • clean coal technologies and beneficiation technologies
  • processing and handling equipment
  • fleet management and wear solutions
  • safety equipment
  • product quality monitoring equipment
  • skills training including training simulators and VR tools
  • environmental technologies and services – water management, dust and noise control

TIQ OFFICIAL PROGRAM*

Monday 6 November – Hyderabad

  • Mine visit – Singareni Collieries open cut mine

Tuesday 7 November

Wednesday 8 November – Kolkata

Thursday 9 November

Friday 10 November

Saturday 11 November

  • Mine visit – JMS underground mine
*Proposed program is subject to change.

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION

Direct enquiries to

Howard Hayes
Trade & Investment Officer / TradeStart
TIQ Mackay
Phone: +61 7 4898 6807
Mobile: +61 4 2877 4395
Howard.Hayes@tiq.qld.gov.au

Andrei Golitsynski
Senior Trade & Investment Officer
TIQ Brisbane
Phone: +61 7 3514 3056
Mobile: +61 4 5506 0627
Andrei.Golitsynski@tiq.qld.gov.au

Content sources

https://www.ibef.org/download/Metals-and-Mining-January-2017.pdf
https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/documents/RoadMap_for_Enhancement_of_Coal_Production_26052015.pdf
http://www.pwc.in/publications/2016/bridging-the-gap-increasing-coal-production-and-sector-augmentation.html
http://coal.nic.in/sites/upload_files/coal/files/curentnotices/27-03-2017-a.pdf
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/metals-mining/coal-ministry-to-allow-commercial-mining-by-private-companies/articleshow/56950397.cms

Brisbane, Queensland

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Next: Network for Future Leaders

09 November 2017
Event Organiser: Industry Partner

Hosted by Chairman, Duncan Forbes, and Committee Members of AmCham QLD’s NEXT: Network for Future Leaders, we present this special Networking Event.

Hosted by Chairman, Duncan Forbes, and Committee Members of AmCham QLD’s NEXT: Network for Future Leaders, we present this special Networking Event tailored for young executives and professionals.

The NEXT series of events are designed by AmCham’s NEXT: Network for Future Leaders Committee specifically for attendees who consider themselves young, are interested in advancing their career and are serious about taking the next step.

Event details

Date Thursday 9 November 2017
Time 4.30pm – 6.30pm AEST
Location Platform Bar, Grand Central Hotel
270 Ann Street
Brisbane Central Station
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Australia
Cost See website for details

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