TIQ teamed up with representatives from more than 30 Queensland resource companies and major projects to engage with a global investment audience during the inaugural Mines and Money Online Connect Asia Pacific, held recently.

Around 1,500 participants from more than 60 countries signed up for the 3-day Mines and Money event, which moved online for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queensland Government sponsorship enabled TIQ, in partnership with 3 government departments, to profile investment opportunities in the state’s resources sector and promote major projects.

TIQ Mining, Resources and Energy Director Anthony Christensen said the event provided great international exposure for the Queensland resources sector, especially for regional and remote operators.

‘Queensland is a highly prospective jurisdiction where resource exploration and development are long established and strongly supported by government,’ Mr Christensen said.

‘Being able to deliver that message to investors through one-on-one meetings was a great opportunity for Queensland resources companies.

‘The new digital format worked incredibly well – it enabled more regional and remote-based companies to participate.

‘The online delivery also saw international participation exceed 50% for the first time and yielded an almost 130% increase in investor meetings undertaken compared to the 2019 event.’

TIQ secured keynote, plenary and panel session speaking opportunities, alongside 5 featured project presentations by Queensland project advocates.

TIQ also supported 6 Queensland companies with virtual booths and provided representatives of a further 17 companies with access to investor meetings via the event’s dedicated one-on-one meeting platform.

Event chat rooms highlighted key focus areas, including the North West Minerals Province,  METS technologies delivering new resource development and processing opportunities, and opportunities in vanadium – a rare earths mineral used to create steel alloys and redox flow batteries.

The resources sector contributed almost $5.2 billion in royalties alone to the Queensland economy during 2018–19, and is expected to play a key role in Queensland’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TIQ’s Mining, Resources and Energy team coordinated speaking and profiling opportunities across all 3 days of the event for Queensland companies, connecting them with international investors from Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Germany, the United States and the UK.

Attendees heard from 126 speakers, including Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham, Minster for Regional Development and Manufacturing Glenn Butcher and over 30 speakers from companies engaged by TIQ.

Mines and Money Online Connect Asia Pacific was held 23–25 June, with the Queensland Government a major sponsor.

TIQ acted as the government’s lead agency, working closely with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation to help deliver the event.

To explore opportunities in Queensland’s mining and resources sector, connect with TIQ today.