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Conferences and events

Recent events

  • Science in the Surveys 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 28 March 2017
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention 2017, Toronto, Canada, 5-8 March 2017
    • Click here for a copy of the presentations given at the Australia Minerals seminar 5 March 2017 (PDF)
  • 13th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition, Kolkata, India, 16-19 November 2016
  • Australia-Japan Mineral Exploration Investment Seminar, Tokyo, 28 September 2016
  • China Mining Congress & Expo 2016, Tianjin, China, 22-25 September 2016
  • China-Australia Resources Investment Forum, Beijing, China, 21 September 2016

Upcoming events

  • Australia-Korea Mineral Exploration Investment Seminar, Seoul, South Korea, September 2017
  • Australia-Japan Mineral Exploration Investment Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, September 2017
  • China-Australia Resources Investment Forum, Beijing, China, September 2017
  • China Mining Congress & Expo 2017, Tianjin, China, 23-25 September 2017
  • Indian promotional tour, November 2017
  • Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-21 February 2018

About Australia Minerals events

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention


The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) is held in the first full week of March each year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.

PDAC is the world's leading convention for people, companies and organisations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. Australia Minerals attends this event to promote Australia's exploration and investment potential to the 24,000 attendees.

Further information on the Australia Minerals booth and events at PDAC 2018 will be made available as the convention approaches.

Science in the Surveys

Science in the Surveys is hosted every two years by one of Australia’s state or territory geological surveys. The event aims to highlight the outstanding science being conducted by Australia's geological surveys, CSIRO, UNCOVER and the DET CRC.

Attendees have the opportunity to directly engage with senior government geoscientists and learn how their teams are working to improve understanding of Australia's geology, its mineral potential, and the exploration opportunities it presents. Industry professionals, researchers, government, sector stakeholders and geoscience students are invited to attend.

In 2017 the event was hosted by the Geological Survey of Victoria and the theme was Impediments to exploration success: solutions and implementation strategies.

Highlights included:

  • Survey presentations on research programs from around Australia, including new exploration opportunities
  • Geoscience Australia mineral program update
  • An update and overview of the UNCOVER initiative
  • Details of exploration incentive schemes
  • Update from the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC
  • Update on CSIRO mineral programs
  • Special guest speakers.

China-Australia Resources Investment Forum


Australia Minerals proudly hosts a China-Australia Resources Investment Forum each year in Beijing, China.

Australia Minerals hosts this forum to promote Australia's exploration and investment potential in this key investment market. This event aims to attract increased investment in mineral exploration in Australia by engaging international government agencies and mining/exploration companies.

The seminar includes multiple presentations on Australian minerals/energy commodities and the Australian investment and policy environment. Spoken presentations are simultaneously translated into Chinese or English and PowerPoint presentations are displayed in both Chinese and English. A panel discussion session involving a moderator, an expert panel and the audience follows each presentation. A display area with tables and posters is set up in the foyer to allow attendees to engage with participating government agencies and companies.

Further information on the 2017 Forum will be made available as the event approaches.

If you are interested in attending or participating in the forum please email mineral.promotions@ga.gov.au
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China Mining Congress and Expo


Australia Minerals participates in the China Mining Congress and Expo held each September at the Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin, China.

China Mining is one of the world's largest mineral investment, cooperation and trading platforms. More than 10,000 delegates attended in 2016, including more than 850 international visitors. Australia Minerals attends this event to promote Australia's exploration and investment potential at this significant convention in a key investment market.

In addition to a large booth, Australia Minerals presents a Mining in Australia session during the convention.

If you are in Tianjin at this time please come and visit the Australia Minerals booth for more information about precompetitive geoscience activities and exploration and investment opportunities from every state and territory.

Japan-Australia Mineral Investment Seminar


Australia Minerals hosts a Japan-Australia Mineral Investment Seminar at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan each year.

The Australia Minerals team looks forward to promoting Australia's exploration and investment potential in this significant investment market in an effort to attract increased investment in mineral exploration in Australia by engaging international government agencies and mining/exploration companies.

The half-day seminar includes a series of presentations on Australian minerals/energy commodities and the Australian investment and policy environment. Spoken presentations are simultaneously translated into Japanese or English with PowerPoint presentations displayed in English. A display area is set up in the foyer to allow attendees to engage with participating government agencies and companies and a networking event is held immediately after the seminar.

Further information on the 2017 Forum will be made available as the event approaches.

If you are interested in attending the seminar please email mineral.promotions@ga.gov.au

Australia-Korea Mineral Investment Seminar


Australia Minerals hosts a Korea-Australia Mineral Investment Seminar in Seoul, South Korea in alternate years

The Australia Minerals team promotes Australia's exploration and investment potential in this important investment market to attract increased investment in mineral exploration in Australia by engaging Korean government agencies and mining/exploration companies.

The half-day seminar includes a series of presentations on Australian minerals/energy commodities and the Australian investment and policy environment. Spoken presentations are simultaneously translated into Korean or English with PowerPoint presentations displayed in English. Time is also allocated for attendees to engage with participating government agencies and companies.

Further information on the 2017 Forum will be made available as the event approaches.

Engagement with the Indian International Mining and Investment Industry


Each year Australia Minerals attends a mining and investment convention in India or hosts a series of seminars. In November 2017, Australia Minerals will participate in a promotional tour organised by Austrade India. The team will conduct seminars and meetings in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.

India is a key developing trading partner for Australia's mining industry, as a source of investment into Australia, and as a market for export of METs capability.

Further information on the 2017 promotional tour will be made available as the event approaches.

Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference


Australia Minerals are Platinum Sponsors of  the Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference to be held from 18-21 February at the International Conference Centre Sydney, in Sydney, Australia.

The conference focusses on exploration geoscience with a technical program based on three overarching themes: Energy, Mineral Geoscience, and Near Surface and Groundwater. Australia Minerals will host a large booth at the conference, address the Opening Ceremony and give a keynote presentation.