AIBC National: Australian METS and Indonesia

AEST : 24 Sep 2020 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) GMT+10:00
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Australian METS and Indonesia Webinar



Dear Members and Friends,

Organised by the Queensland Branch of the Australia Indonesia Business Council in conjunction with the AIBC National Mining & Energy Group.

Australia is recognised globally as the market leader in Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS). According to METSignited, the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centre for METS, the combined METS-Mining Sector in Australia contribute an estimated 15% of GDP, supports over 1.1 million jobs, almost 10% of all full time employment - including regional and remote communities.

Australian State Governments recognise the importance of their METS sector in the domestic economy and for export markets. In 2017, for instance, Trade and Investment Queensland launched a 10-Year METS Roadmap and Action Plan focused on collaboration and opportunities to bring innovative ideas to market, with $7 million worth of initiatives.

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade has confirmed that Australian METS exports “are worth approximately $15 billion annually” and Austmine, estimates that Australian METS are exported to more than 200 countries.

Through a number of industry surveys, Indonesia consistently rates as the top or second top priority export market.  And according to the Minerals Council of Australia “at least 140 Australian-based METS companies export equipment, products or technology to the Indonesian market, including at least 40 ASX-listed companies.”

The Australian government’s national export agency Austrade understands Australian METS companies “still have significant opportunities to build market share in Indonesia” with opportunities for providers of mining technology who can clearly demonstrate productivity gains to Indonesian miners. “Like Australia, Indonesian miners are grappling with lower prices for commodities, so demand is strong for savings, productivity enhancements and operation optimisation.”

The Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre recently advised that “mining is still Australia's favourite sector to invest [in Indonesia] with almost 70% of the total investment or US$ 43.1 million realised in the mining sector” and the newly activated Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) adds advantages: Australian investors can own up to a 67% stake in a company that provides contract mining services and mine site preparation services in Indonesia and, in the oil and gas sector, up to a 75% stake in a company that provides platform construction services.

The Australia Indonesia Business Council’s National Mining & Energy Group and the Queensland Branch have brought together an experienced, passionate and representative panel of guests with practical knowledge to assist METS businesses investigate opportunities between Australia and Indonesia.

Join us for insights, information exchange and a lively Q&A:

Event Details:

Date:      Thursday 24th September
Time:      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST (GMT +10)
Cost:      Complimentary


  • Brad Higgins, Sales & Business Development Manager APAC / Africa  –  Austin Engineering;
  • Ben Giles, Commissioner – Indonesia  –  Trade & Investment Queensland;
  • Mery Girsang, Founding Partner – AsiaRep Group, Indonesian Director  –  PT AsiaRep;
  • Michael Edwards, Regional Marketing Manager  –  Real Time Instruments;
  • Chris Adsett, Executive Chairman and CEO  –  Techenomics International;
  • Noel Pranoto, Mining Professional (Indonesia & Australia), Co-founder MGEI, & President of the Indonesian Diaspora Network QLD


  • Geoff Gold, Founder – Gold Communications, Chair of the AIBC National Mining & Energy Group

For any additional information, please contact Geoff Gold.


AIBC welcomes members of its industry partner, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).



Geoff Gold