The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Global Mining Association of China (GMAC).
The MoU, signed at the China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2018, is a landmark development for Chinese resources professionals, AusIMM said, providing them with access to Australian professional development and mining credentials.
With a focus on enhancing excellence in the resources industry, the MoU will give members of both organisations opportunities for networking, access to key industry events as well as world-class seminars and training.
AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin (pictured) said 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,” 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.”
AusIMM was formed in 1893 and is a 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.