AusIMM takes professional excellence to the world stage

  • By AusIMM
Clockwise from back left: AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin, Australian Embassy in China (DFAT) senior staff member Scott Wilson, AusIMM President Colin Moorhead and Chair of GMAC Peter Arkell.

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the peak body for professionals in the resources sector, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Mining Association of China (GMAC).

The MOU signing, which took place at the China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2018, is a landmark development for Chinese resources professionals. The partnership allows Chinese professionals to gain access to Australian professional development and mining credentials.

With a focus on enhancing excellence in the resources industry, the MOU will provide members of both organisations with opportunities for networking, access to key industry events as well as world-class seminars and training.

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said that the MOU showcased the international collaboration taking place in the mining industry when it came to best practice.

‘Sharing knowledge and professional development opportunities is core business for the AusIMM,’ Mr Durkin said.

‘Ensuring that the workforce of the future across Australasia is equipped with the resources and tools to be adequately credentialed and educated by Australian standards brings enormous opportunities for national and international investment as well as for professionals.’

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (the AusIMM) was formed in 1893 and is the leading organisation representing more than 65,000 resources sector professionals in the Australasian region (including New Zealand), across industry, government and academia.

GMAC is the representative body for both companies and individuals within the international mining community in China. GMAC’s main goals focus on Advocacy, Networking, Representation and Support of its members in the international mining community in China.

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