Annual General Meeting (AGM) & AAMEG Name Change
On Thursday 22nd of October AAMIG held its fourth AGM. To reflect the importance of Australian investment in both hard rock mining and oil and gas in Africa, the members at the AGM voted for a name change for the Group, from the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) to the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG).
Formal transition to AAMEG will be made in the coming weeks.
As part of its AGM, AAMEG members elected three new Board representatives for 2015/16:
- Andrew Dinning of Sarama Resources Limited;
- John Welborn of Resolute Mining Limited; and
- Ben Gargett of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The AAMEG Executive and its members again thank the retiring Board members for their contributions:
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Member Meeting
- Bill Repard, Honorary Consul for South Africa in WA and Executive Chairman of Paydirt Media;
- Peter Sullivan, Non-Executive Director of Resolute Mining Ltd; and
- Rick Yeates, Managing Director of Middle Island Resources Ltd.
I recently attended the bi-annual members meeting for the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). ICMM brings together 23 of the world’s leading mining and metals companies and 35 national mining and commodity associations.
AAMEG made a conscious decision to become an Associate Member of ICMM as we strive for the same outcomes and they have far more resources at their disposal. Together we have the opportunity to maximize the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development. By working collaboratively across the industry, we have enhanced opportunities to address social and environmental challenges. For more details of AAMEG’s visit, please click here
Canberra and Melbourne Visit - 24-26 November
AAMEG Executive will be visiting Canberra to talk to new Ministers in the Turnbull Government regarding Australia’s role in African resource development. We will also be meeting with representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
AAMEG will host an event in Melbourne on the 26th of November for members. Details of speakers and location TBA.
AAMEG Information Networking Seminar
AAMEG will be holding its Information Networking Seminar on the 29th of October at the Celtic Club. Ben Gargett, Partner, PwC will present PWC’s report “Over taxed? Does the tax regime encourage new mines?".
Tim Carstens, Managing Director, Base Resources will present "Workforce establishment and development – a Kenyan perspective."
Following the theme for Tim’s presentation, AAMEG will host a roundtable discussion on recruitment, capacity building and skills training on the 12th of November.
What’s your opinion?
To reflect the feedback from our members AAMEG is trialling a new section on our website where members can submit an opinion piece on an issue relating to the resources business in Africa. Please see the first article titled “Ebola, Ice Floes and Mining in Africa” written by Dr Albie de Frey at iNHEMACO S.A.). If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece please contact AAMEG. To access this part of the website you will need your login details. Please visit the AAMEG website under 'Members Only'.
African Mining Indaba 2016
AAMEG will have a presence at Indaba. Indaba organisers have listened to feedback and are responding by great investor representation. A new initiative 'Investor Discovery Forum' has been developed. This is an exclusive event for mining companies and investors that compliments attendance at Mining Indaba. I encourage AAMEG members to attend Indaba and to join the Australia Lounge. Please see me or mention that you are an AAMEG member if you are registering as I am trying to facilitate a group package for mining companies.
AAMEG Events 2016
AAMEG has a full calendar of events planned for the remainder of 2015, please see our website for event details.
We are now filling our calendar for 2016, if you wish to present or are interested in sponsoring and hosting an event during next year please get in touch with the AAMEG team.
Chief Executive Officer
For more information on the activities of AAMEG, please visit our website: www.aamig.com
or contact us on 08 9226 0175.