Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG)
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November Update 2013
Welcome to AAMIG's November's E-News.

After the recent successful workshops held in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane, AAMIG is keen to explore options to host further workshops and seminars on the East Coast during 2014. Please contact us with your suggestions and input.

We are holding our 2nd Annual General Meeting on the 27th November 2013. For a copy of the Annual Report please click here.
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Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014

Plans for Workshops and Events for 2014 are well underway. A number of companies have been quick to step forward to sponsor an event and or provide a speaker. This opportunity provides exposure for your company and enhances opportunities for AAMIG members.
For more information regarding our 2014 Sponsorship Package please click here.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss these future opportunities.

Corporate Security and Integrated Risk Management in Africa Workshop held on 11 October 2013

Save the Date - Events not to be missed!

20th-21st November 2013
Anti-Corruption: Extractive Industries - Perth
This must-attend conference for oil, gas & mining producers and suppliers and sub-contractors, will bring together in-house counsel and ethics and compliance officers from the leading regional and multi-national corporations, who will openly share their thoughts and experiences in implementing and maintaining robust internal compliance regimes to tackle corruption and bribery risks, whilst remaining competitive in a tough economic climate.

**DISCOUNT** Please note that you receive a 15% discount if delegates are registered through AAMIG. There is also a 50% discount for junior explorers. Please visit this link for further information and please enter the code 602AAM

5th December 2013
Cardno Mining & International Development Conference (Melbourne) 
This one-day conference brings together the mining industry and Australian Aid Agencies to explore collaboration, transparency and leadership. AAMIG members will be involved in the panel discussions.

12th December 2013
Meeting with the Rwandan High Commissioner 
His Excellency Dr Charles Murigande will be in Perth to discuss opportunities in the energy sector in Rawanda including a quick overview of the economic / political / social situation etc., followed by questions and general discussion.
3rd - 6th February 2014
African Mining Indaba - Cape Town
AAMIG is having an exhibition stand at Indaba with  six members sharing the booth. This opportunity will allow members to showcase their individual organisations with the additional support of their industry organisation.

27th February 2014
AAMIG Celtic Club Networking Seminar 
This bi-monthly networking event provides members with the opportunity to discuss current issues and share key learning's regarding doing business in Africa. Guest presenters include the ASIO Business Liaison Unit (BLU) and Cyber Investigations Unit.
For more information on these events please email Rebecca Hamersley




AAMIG recently collected over 2,000 pairs of used shoes for reSHOE, a not-for-profit microfinance project which sends shoes to developing countries, providing them to locals who will the set up small shoe vending businesses.

Office Space Available for AAMIG Members

Ad-hoc desk space available, free of charge, in the Perth CBD! This offer is available to any AAMIG member. Please contact Annie at AAMIG at N.B. 6-12 month sub-lease also available.

Recommended Reading


Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals

The MDG Report 2013: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals, concludes that while Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region the rate of poverty reduction there will not reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015.


How to boost capital project performance

According to Accenture, with as much as $60 trillion in future spending anticipated the extractive resources sector, there are many companies which struggle to deliver projects on time, within budget and design. Their new study posits that where cost overruns regularly reach into the billions engineering companies need to reassess their project execution capabilities.


Africa Rising

When the Cold War ended, the African continent was mired in poverty and tribal conflict. Two decades on, Eric Payne observes how the political situation has changed and may now allow for sustained economic growth, provided proper energy infrastructure can be installed.

Updating price forecasts: turning gold into zinc

In their Global Metals Weekly report - Updating price forecasts: turning gold into zinc - the Bank of America Merrill Lynch predictions for the rest of 2013 and 2014 will no doubt provide food for thought for AAMIG members.

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