The Australian Mining Association (a not-for-profit association) is a new initiative, formed at the
request of the China Mining Association, to provide a similar vehicle in Australia, to promote greater
co-operation between the mining industries of the two countries. The China Mining Association is a
Chinese Government organization and an exclusive Memorandum has already been signed with them. As
such, our Association will provide the only vehicle for direct co-operation. We will not attempt to
duplicate the activities of other mining industry bodies in Australia and plan to co-operate with
such bodies where appropriate in particular areas.
The actual activities of our Association will evolve over time, but will initially focus on making
Chinese companies aware of opportunities in Australia. Initially this co-operation will be formally
launched at the China Mining Association annual conference in Tianjin from 4 to 6 November 2012,
which will have a focus on our Association this year and present opportunities for our Association
members. This will be followed by conferences in Australia with Chinese speakers.
Based on my various roles in the Australian mining industry over more than 40 years, and on my visits
to China over the last 36 years, I see an important and practical role for the Australian Mining
Projects and commodities offered to Chinese buyers will be progressed through AMA Global Consulting
Pty Ltd, who will prepare proposals in a format acceptable to the Chinese Mining Association.
Our website (www.australianminingassociation.org.au)
sets out information for interested companies, organizations and persons involved in the Australian mining
industry. On behalf of the Board I invite mining companies, related organizations and individuals to join
the Australian Mining Association and participate actively in its activities.
George E. Edwards