November 2023 ALABC Newsletter


  • 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. 
  • New Members - Get in contact with our new member companies to create new business opportunities. 
  • Featured Members - Find out which companies are being featured this month. 
  • Previous Events - Gain access to previous event photos and webinar recordings to share with your friends and colleagues on social media.  

ALABC member Ausenco awarded Project Scoping Study Contract in Brazil

Meteoric Resources NL is pleased to announce that Ausenco Services Pty Ltd has been awarded the Engineering Scoping Study package being undertaken on its 100%-owned Caldeira Rare Earth Ionic Clay Project, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Meteoric has engaged highly respected engineering group Ausenco, a multi-discipline Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management consulting group to undertake a Scoping Study on its flagship Caldeira Rare Earths Project to a Class 5 Engineering cost estimate standard.


Global company to invest in green hydrogen in Brazil

Australia headquartered company Fortescue announced it will invest USD 5 billion to establish a renewable power plant in Brazilian state Ceará.

The project has the potential to produce 837 tonnes of green hydrogen a day, using 2,100 MW of renewable energy. According to information from the federal government, the initiative is estimated to create some 5,000 jobs in the construction stage.

In October, the State Environmental Council (COEMA) of Ceará approved the environmental impact assessment submitted by Fortescue to establish the green hydrogen plant and authorised the State Superintendency of the Environment of Ceará to issue a preliminary licence.


Mazars guide to doing business in Australia 2023-2024 

Australia boasts an established legal, political, financial and social system and its low tax and adaptive regulatory environment making it a business-friendly nation.

Below is a snapshot of a comprehensive guide to doing business in Australia starting with 11 things to know when navigating through the legal, tax and accounting environment in Australia.


ALABC member Phibion announced as winners of the Resource and Energy Award at the 33rd Queensland Export Awards

Congratulations to our member Phibion on this success at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards Gala 2023.

Phibion's Accelerated Mechanical Consolidation (AMC) operations provide higher tailings density and recover up to 50% of the water trapped in mine tailing facilities. This reduces the need for new tailings dams and mitigates against collapse.

This innovative solution assists communities to reclaim mined land for development or to return it to nature five times faster than before.

Their key export markets include Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Jamaica.


Harris Gomez Group International Law Guide: Arbitration in South America

In recent years, international arbitration has gained prominence as a preferred method for resolving cross-border disputes across South America. This method of dispute resolution offers numerous advantages over traditional litigation, such as efficiency, neutrality, and flexibility. As a result, South American countries have increasingly embraced international arbitration, making it a significant trend in the region. 


    Luncheon with the Associate Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Tim Yeend

    Date: 24 November 2023

    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Location: Sir Stamford Hotel Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

    Our final event for the year that is open to all members and non-members, for all interested in hearing about DFAT's Trade and Investment Strategy and opportunities between Australia and Latin America.

    Register now >>

    Canberra Networking Day 2023

    Date: 29 November 2023

    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Parliament House Canberra

    For the past 11 years, the ALABC Networking Day at Parliament House in Canberra has been an important opportunity for government and businesses to come together and share insights around Australia’s commitment to strengthening ties with countries in the Latin American region, creating opportunities for trade, investment, tourism, and education.

    This event is exclusive for Patron and Large Corporate Members only 

    Express your interest >>


    Connecting Australian businesses with Peru.

    Your trusted partner for electrical products, installation and maintenance services for commercial and mining applications with 25+ years of experience


    ALABC Latin America Mining Dinner 31 October 2023

    On the first day of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), ALABC hosted our Latin America Mining Dinner for 2023 with over 230 attendees, proudly supported by our Event Partner Duratray International, Platinum Sponsor Lake Resources and Bronze Sponsor Interlingual.

    We were excited to welcome back the Federal Minister for Resources, the Honourable Madeleine King MP and welcome to Australia the Peruvian Minister for Energy and Mines, Oscar Vera who both spoke at the event on the future of mining in both countries and the relationship between the continents.

    Thank you also to our MC, Tim Harcourt (The Airport Economist) and Marcelo Medel, Managing Director of Duratray International and David Dickson, CEO of Lake Resources for their addresses on the evening. 

    Event Partner: Duratray International

    Duratray International is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-efficiency customised dump bodies for haulage equipment. Since inception, the company has grown its international footprint to more than 35 countries and established offices and manufacturing facilities in a number of locations including South Africa and Canada.

    Platinum Sponsor: Lake Resources

    LRS is a responsible lithium developer utilising state-of-the-art ion exchange extraction technology for production of sustainable, high purity lithium from its flagship Kachi Project in Catamarca Province within the Lithium Triangle in Argentina. Lake also has three additional early-stage projects in this region.

    Bronze Sponsor: Interlingual

    Interlingual is a premier language services provider specialising in facilitating seamless communication for global businesses engaged in trade between Australia and Latin America.Their comprehensive range of language solutions is tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of companies operating in these regions. 

    Drinks Sponsor: Paydirt

    Paydirt Media is a leading resources news media organisation, which publishes two internationally circulating magazines and organises six resources conferences.

    View photos >>

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