Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG)
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November 2014

Message from the CEO

The AAMIG Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 16 October, at which all Board members were returned, and the new constitution adopted. We appreciate the support that the Board provides to AAMIG, and to BDO who hosted the meeting.

AAMIG was invited to the launch of “Skilled Migrant Professionals” – a magazine for skilled migrant professionals, investors and entrepreneurs.  We encourage you to read it for an insight into the skills that are available in Perth, and the networks back into Africa. A soft copy is available at
I had a successful visit to Melbourne, where together with PwC we ran a networking event covering how to mitigate fraud, bribery and corruption in your offshore locations.  As a result of the high level of interest shown, we are now planning to run quarterly meetings in Melbourne, commencing in early 2015.

Further to recent discussion with DFAT, we are now in the process of developing a Direct Aid Program to be coordinated through AAMIG. More information will be available shortly.
A panel of national and international health experts, including David Heymann from Chatham house, will be presenting on “The Economic impacts of infectious diseases” at a CEDA breakfast on Thursday, 9 December. Please note, CEDA has offered AAMIG members a discounted rate of $130 per person or a table of 10 for $1170.
Finally, we would like to invite you to our “Mix and Mingle” end-of-year celebration on Thursday, 27 November, to thank you all for the support you have given us this year. And on that note, sponsorship opportunities for Celtic Club Events and Workshops are now available for 2015.  If you would like to be involved, please contact me as soon as possible, as places are filling fast!

Trish O’Reilly

For more information on the activities of AAMIG, please visit our website: or contact us on 08 9226 0175.
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Save the Date - Events not to be missed!

12 November 2014
Roundtable Discussion - Development of GIS database related to West African Geoscience
The Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA, leads a number of projects focused on the tectonics and metallogenesis of the highly prospective West African Craton, with funding coming from an array of government and industry sources, including AMIRA International and AusAID.
27 November 2014
AAMIG Christmas Party
We would like to thank you for supporting AAMIG during this past year and ask you to join us for a pre-Christmas drink and to celebrate the successes achieved during 2014. This event is sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright.
9 December 2014
“Economic impacts of infectious diseases" Breakfast
CEDA will be hosting a breakfast with a panel of national and international health experts. This is an excellent opportunity to keep you well informed and also a good follow on from the IDRAM initiative presentations at the recent Africa Down Under Conference.

20 December 2014
The Celebration of African Australian National Awards
The awards honour those African-Australians who support African communities in WA. The cocktail event is highly inspirational and identifies local mentors whilst promoting Australia as a multicultural society with vast opportunity for those of African descent. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending this function please click here for further information.

2 February - 13 February 2015
Emerging Leaders in African Mining Program - Cape Town
The Emerging Leaders in African Mining program, which will be run in conjunction with African Mining Indaba 2015 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. This provides a unique opportunity for professionals working in the African mining sector to enhance their effectiveness as leaders and contribute to improved governance of the sector.

For more information on these events or to RSVP please email Rebecca Hamersley.

Sponsorship Opportunities 2015

Plans for our workshops, roundtable, sundowners and networking events for 2015 are well underway, and a number of companies have been quick to step forward to sponsor an event which our members know will provide them with great exposure and at the same time, show their support for AAMIG as their industry group.

Sponsorship for our Information Sessions involves providing a venue, refreshments and/or a speaker, and are available in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Please call AAMIG today, to discuss these and other sponsorship opportunities.

Recommended Reading

A Partner of Choice for the Eastern Africa we want (The African Development Bank, 2014)

In a newly released report the African Development Bank describes how it is fulfilling its mandate in Eastern Africa as Africa’s own development bank. The report surveys the socio-economic situation today; highlights the Bank’s successes; describes new strategies and instruments; and identifies key challenges the region is likely to face in the next decades.

Briefing note on Transfer Pricing in Mining: an African Perspective (International Mining for Development Centre, 2014)

The report highlights the objectives, methodology and current progress of a study on transfer pricing with specific focus on mining in Africa.

MDG Report 2014: Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development GoalsThe African Development Bank, 2014)

Africa's progress on all the MDG indicators has gathered momentum in recent years.
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