Australia’s world-leading mining expertise will be on show at ozmine2013 in Jakarta on April 16 and 17 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Ozmine is Australia’s premier mining event in South East Asia and consists of a conference, exhibition and ample networking opportunities.
The ozmine2013 conference with the theme ‘Australia and ASEAN: Partnering for Performance’ brings together key Indonesian, Australian and ASEAN industry and government players to identify and analyse trends, opportunities and challenges in the mining sector.
The two-day exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet Australian companies offering innovative, competitive and high quality products and services for the mining and METS (mining equipment, technology & services) sectors.
Australia’s Trade Commissioner in Jakarta Julianne Merriman says the theme signifies how business people throughout the region are linking with Australian expertise to improve efficiency and boost productivity. “ozmine2013 provides the perfect opportunity to build these relationships further and meet your new Australian business partner from a variety of roles in the mining sector.”
Julianne Merriman says Australian mining and METS companies have much to offer mining operations in Indonesia and other South East Asian countries. “Australia has a robust mining industry which contributes 9% to Australia’s GDP. Australia’s miners operate in some of the most remote and harsh conditions found anywhere in the world. This environment has seen Australia develop the technologies and services needed to work efficiently within these tough conditions.
“Australia has a strong presence in the planning, development and delivery of a wide range of world-leading mining equipment, technology and services designed to ensure mines remain productive, possess high environmental standards and contribute to economically sustainable development. These will be on show at ozmine2013. Australia is also a recognized world leader in providing education and training to the mining sector, and invests heavily in research and development to ensure we remain ahead of the game,” she says.
Indonesia and Australia have a strong business relationship with Indonesia Australia’s 13th largest merchandise trading partner, however industry analysts says there is scope to realize greater trade and investment outcomes.
This relationship is being strengthened not only by the growing reputation of standard business practices of Australian companies, but also through dedicated education and training programs, and significant CSR programs and initiatives that in many cases go beyond that required by the Indonesian Government.