Webinar highlights

Webinar Event – Africa mining update 2020 – 29 June 2020

23 June 2020 : Webinar by the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade: Report Launch & Policy Discussion on the Indian Ocean Rim Association


ABCSA members enjoyed hearing how Australian innovation is assisting to address COVID-19’s effect on the mining industry, including through community engagement and technological opportunities at Austrade’s recent Africa Mining Update 2020 webinar on 29 June. ABCSA member Telstra sponsored the event with Australian mining companies South 32 and Resolute Mining providing their perspectives of impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. It was a unique opportunity for members from ABCSA and the Melbourne-based Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce to engage on developments in the mining sector. Thanks Austrade and Telstra for organising.

A recording of the webinar can be found here: – (Please view the recording on Internet Explorer and allow few seconds to fully download).

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Congratulations to the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade on the successful webinar on 23 June for the launch of their report Building Trade Integration Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). The report was commissioned by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to identify opportunities to deepen trade and investment in the Indian Ocean region. IIT Executive Director and South African Prof Peter Draper delivered the report, and was joined by Nola Watson from the NSW Business Chamber, James Wiblin from DFAT and Bryan Clarke from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. South Africa and Australia were identified as gateways in the report and we look forward to further developing the economic relationship between these gateways. Please read the report at https://universityofadelaide.cmail19.com/t/d-l-mklhtdl-jktujdkie-y/