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  • 1 Feb 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Chile’s Mining Minister promotes use of copper to fight covid-19

    Chile’s Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica ordered that the building that houses his office be disinfected using quaternary ammonium enhanced with copper nanoparticles. This, in an effort to avoid the spread of covid-19. 

    Both on his Twitter channel and on local TV, Prokurica said that the solution being used was developed by Chilean company Aintech.

    “For a long time we have been proposing the use of copper, a Chilean product that is a powerful antimicrobial agent, to back efforts to stop the spread of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in places like hospitals,” Prokurica said.

    According to the minister, the copper-enhanced product that was spread in his headquarters prevents wood, fabric, and glass surfaces from becoming hosts for pathogens.  

    Chile’s Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica (left) during the disinfection operation at the Ministry of Mines. (Image from Baldo Prokurica’s Twitter profile).

    Given the properties of the substance, Prokurica said that he is proposing for it to be used in airports, bus stations and hospitals. In the case of healthcare centres, the government official said the solution can even be sprayed on protective personal equipment, such as surgical masks, to enhance their ability to avoid viruses and other elements from penetrating the fabric.

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  • 16 Dec 2021 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    December 2021 ALABC E-Newsletter

    Dear Members and Friends,


    On behalf of the Board of Directors of ALABC, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our last newsletter of the year 2021 and send you our best wishes for the festive season and a happy new year 2022.


    We had a very successful 2021 at ALABC as we were able to keep adding value to our members and fulfil our mission and vision, despite some adverse conditions due to the global health crisis.


    We were extremely pleased with the support we have received from our members and sponsors, that kept renewing their commitment to the Latin American region. We are also very grateful to the Australian Federal Government and we feel very proud of our partnerships with Global Victoria, Trade and Investment Queensland and more recently with Investment NSW.

     

    Marcelo Salas

    Chief Executive Officer

    Australia-Latin America Business Council

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    For 2022, we will be starting activities early in the new year with our traditional dinners, workshops, conferences and webinars. I invite you to check our calendar of upcoming events and explore the new opportunities we offer to partner with ALABC. We will soon re-launch the Latin American Business Excellence Award competition and our very successful Soft-Landing Program for Latin American companies wanting to grow their business presence in Australia. We will continue improving our alliances with like-minded organisations based in Latin America, as we have done with Chile, Peru, Mexico, Central America and Mercosur. If you are interested in joining these binational advisory groups, please do so by following the instructions here


    ALABC is currently testing new digital platforms to facilitate the business connections between our members and with key contacts and stakeholders. These will be embedded in our website that is also going through an optimisation process.


    I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period. We hope that 2022 brings more health and recovery as we strive towards growing the business links between Australia and Latin America. I look forward to connecting with you all in the new year.

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Featured Members - Find out which companies are being featured this month. 
    • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. 
    • Previous Events - Gain access to previous event photos and webinar recordings to share with your friends and colleagues on social media. 
    • Event Sponsorship Opportunities - Provide more exposure to your business by sponsoring an ALABC event through event partnerships and marketing strategies. 

    Yours sincerely,
    Marcelo Salas
    Chief Executive Officer 
    Australia-Latin America Business Council
    ceo@alabc.com.au

    READ THE FULL NEWSLETTER HERE >>

  • 17 Nov 2021 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    November 2021 ALABC E-Newsletter

    Dear Members and Friends,

    Welcome to our November 2021 Newsletter.

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Key points from the ALABC Annual Networking Day 2021 - If you missed the Annual Networking day this year, please catch up by reading the speakers insights between Australia and Latin America. 
    • Industry News - A combination of news articles specifically curated for news relevant to the Latin American region. 
    • Upcoming Events - Registration links so that you can secure your place at important business events. 
    • Featured Members - Find out which companies are being featured this month. 
    • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. 
    • Previous Events - Gain access to previous event photos and webinar recordings to share with your friends and colleagues on social media. 
    • Event Sponsorship Opportunities - Provide more exposure to your business by sponsoring an ALABC event through event partnerships and marketing strategies. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have collaboration opportunities. I look forward to hearing from you. 


    Yours sincerely,
    Marcelo Salas
    Chief Executive Officer 
    Australia-Latin America Business Council
    ceo@alabc.com.au

    Read the full newsletter here >>

  • 28 Oct 2021 3:50 PM | Anonymous

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    Dear Members and Friends,

    Welcome to our October 2021 Newsletter.

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Industry News - A combination of news articles specifically curated for news relevant to the Latin American region. 
    • Upcoming Events - Registration links so that you can secure your place at important business events. 
    • Featured Members - Find out which companies are being featured this month. 
    • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. 
    • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. Previous Events - Gain access to previous event photos and webinar recordings to share with your friends and colleagues on social media. 
    • Event Sponsorship Opportunities - Provide more exposure to your business by sponsoring an ALABC event through event partnerships and marketing strategies. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have collaboration opportunities. I look forward to hearing from you. 

    Yours sincerely,

    Marcelo Salas

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Australia-Latin America Business Council

    ceo@alabc.com.au

    Read the full newsletter here >>

  • 27 Sep 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    September 2021 ALABC E-Newsletter


                                              

    Marcelo Salas

    Chief Executive Officer

    ALABC

    Linkedin Icon from Social Media Logos Pack | Free DownloadSeptember 2021 ALABC E-Newsletter

    Dear Members and Friends,

    Welcome to our September 2021 Newsletter.

    We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new feature on the ALABC website. You can now WhatsApp us directly to get in contact with ALABC. Please click on the green WhatsApp button on the homepage of the ALABC website and scan the QR code in your WhatsApp smart phone app to begin the chat.

    It is my pleasure to announce that we have finished the pre-selection process of the companies that submitted applications to the first round of the ALABC soft-landing program. We received a total of 29 applications and pre-selected 4 representing the METS, FinTech and AgTech industries. 

     Newsletter September 2021: IN THIS ISSUE 

    • Industry News - A combination of news articles specifically curated for news relevant to the Latin American region. 
    • Upcoming Events - Registration links so that you can secure your place at important business events. 
    • Featured Members - Find out which companies are being featured this month. 
    • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. 
    • Previous Events - Gain access to previous event photos and webinar recordings to share with your friends and colleagues on social media. 
    • Event Sponsorship Opportunities - Provide more exposure to your business by sponsoring an ALABC event through event partnerships and marketing strategies. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have collaboration opportunities. I look forward to hearing from you. 


    Yours sincerely,

    Marcelo Salas

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Australia-Latin America Business Council

    ceo@alabc.com.au

    Read full newsletter here >>

  • 23 Sep 2021 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Energy and Mining in the Amazon

    The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

    Read the full report here >>

  • 23 Sep 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous


    State of Charge: Energy Storage in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Energy storage is a class of technologies that is diverse, complex, and rapidly evolving. Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will need to acquire a strong grasp of the technical characteristics and benefits of these technologies, the services they can provide, and the most relevant regional and power market applications for each technology, according to a new report authored by experts from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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  • 20 Sep 2021 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    Hydrogen in Latin America

    From near-term opportunities to large-scale deployment

    The momentum for low-carbon hydrogen is growing in Latin America, with many countries currently developing long-term hydrogen strategies and a project pipeline of more than 25 projects, including several gigawatt-scale projects to export it beyond the region. In this report we analyse both the region’s potential to play a major role in the future low-carbon hydrogen landscape, and the role that low-carbon hydrogen could play in Latin America’s own clean energy transitions. Low-carbon hydrogen deployment depends on many technologies that are still under development, and considerable cost reductions will be needed to enable it to reduce global emissions in applications that may not be suitable for director electrification. The next decade will be crucial for the long-term promise of lowcarbon hydrogen in Latin America, and much can be done today to develop and demonstrate emerging technologies and prepare the ground for their future scaling up. We conclude the report with a series of six recommendations for policy makers in Latin America to harness the potential of low-carbon hydrogen in the region.

    Read the full report here >>

  • 14 Sep 2021 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    Ecuador Mining and Energy - Panel Debate

    Industry leaders from Ecuador's mining and energy sector, discuss its world-class investment opportunities...

    Featuring:

    • Daniel Pino, Managing Partner, Pino & Elizalde Abogados
    • Keith Marshall, CEO, SolGold
    • Carlos Sarmiento, CEO, Schlumberger Managing Director for Ecuador, Peru and Colombia

    Watch the video here >>

  • 13 Sep 2021 3:50 PM | Anonymous


    A recent study by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of Queensland (UQ) found that Australian junior mining firms play a crucial role in the identification and development of critical resources in Latin America. 

    Nunez-Picado, A; Martinus K; Sigler, T. (2021) Globalisation strategies and roles among Australian junior mining firms in Latin America. Geographical Research. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1745-5871.12505 

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