Resource investors, developers, producers and service companies from around the world gathered in Brisbane for three major mining and resources events across May and June.

They discussed global issues and learned more about Queensland’s resources sector at the Austmine 2019 Mining Innovation Conference and Exhibition, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) 2019 Conference and Exhibition and Energy Mines and Money Australia 2019.

The events were an ideal opportunity to showcase Queensland’s resources sector, including supply-chain capabilities and expertise in mining equipment, technology and services (METS).

TIQ and the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning hosted a delegate lounge at Austmine 2019, which ran in late May.

Austmine is the leading industry body for the Australian METS sector, with more than 530 corporate members.

Senior Trade and Investment Officer Andrei Golitsynski said TIQ played a key role in bringing together Queensland businesses with international delegates.

‘At Austmine 2019, our Mining, Resources and Energy team matched Queensland companies with international delegates from India, Chile and Russia,’ he said.

‘We introduced visiting buyers to Queensland METS companies at more than 40 meetings during the conference.’

Also in May, the APPEA conference facilitated connections between oil and gas stakeholders and industry technologies, products and services.

TIQ worked with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to recruit international participants to APPEA and hold a breakfast hosted by Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham.

TIQ was a principal partner of Energy, Mines and Money Australia 2019, held in mid-June.

This event showcased mineral, coal, oil and gas opportunities, with the aim of matching projects with investors.

‘Working closely with event organisers, we achieved good Queensland content in the 2019 program,’ Mr Golitsynski said.

‘Our Mining, Resources and Energy and International Operations teams attracted investors and investees to the conference, with the main international investors coming from Korea, Japan and China.’

TIQ also hosted a business matching lounge at the event, where more than 200 meetings were held over the 2-day conference.

Queensland is Australia’s METS hub, with the sector currently employing 22,100 people across the state.

In 2018, the value of Queensland’s goods exports rose by 16.3% with coal exports accounting for 53% of annual export income, LNG accounting for 16.5% and minerals exports accounting for 13%.

Resources and METS are identified as core export strengths in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.