September 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.  

International Mining and Resources Conference + Expo (IMARC) 2023

We are proudly partnered with #IMARC 2023! Join 8,500+ industry leaders, policymakers, investors, innovators, and educators from 110+ countries for 3 days of knowledge-sharing, deals, and incredible networking opportunities.

Don't miss out - use code ALABC15 for an exclusive 15% discount on delegate passes, or ALABCFE for a free expo pass.

Are you an ALABC member exhibiting at IMARC? Send us your profile to be featured in the October issue of the ALABC newsletter. 

Register here >>

Our members are exhibiting at IMARC! Visit Andes Agile at Stand J18

Grow & be successful in Latin America & Australia with Andes Agile.

Andes Agile is an Australian company based in Melbourne with a presence in Chile, Peru and now Mexico, that supports companies and professionals to do business in Latin America & Australia. We are proud of having a team of talented and highly motivated individuals with skills in mining.

Andes Agile helps you navigate the Latin American & Australian systems to succeed in the market. Andes Agile can support you from the challenges faced with language, identify the right people with extensive networks in mining, find local partners and support sales. Andes Agile provides multi-language (Spanish, English & Portuguese) and specific mining domain services, including Business Development, Technical Translations, Business Research and Recruitment.

For more information, please visit or contact us at

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Our members are exhibiting at IMARC! Visit 2M Language Services at Stand B34

Your target markets are everywhere. Does your product or content speak their language?

Did you know that Mining and METS companies using 2M's secure multilingual solutions record a 35% increase in productivity and 42% cost savings across their multilingual requirements? 

2M delivers customised language solutions driven by AI and mining-domain language experts in 250+ languages, including First Nations languages, to support safer mining operations and more connected global mining and METS teams. 2M applies intelligent and time-saving technology to streamline workflows and cut costs for Mining and METS clients.

2M enables time-critical language access in mining and defence, specialising in:

  • Technical and software localisation
  • Training videos/e-learning translation
  • Live interpreting for meetings, conferences, and events
  • Multilingual Asset Management for marketing, compliance and legal documentation
  • Language Technologies including Content Connectors, Language AI, Translation API, Mining Connect Platform, customised secure neural machine translation engines, AI dubbing.

Visit the 2M team at stand B34 to learn more about their solutions and experience their technologies  or contact Mining and Resources Account Manager, Paula Aparicio, at or on +61 438 335 863 for more information about 2M's translation, interpreting and audiovisual localisation services.

Exhibitor profile >>

Celebrating the heartbeat of Latin America, the Latin American Film Festival 2023 (LAFF) in Queensland

Dive deep into the vibrant pulse of Latin America with the Latin American Film Festival (LAFF). Born from the collaborative spirit of the Latin American Embassies in Australia, LAFF is more than just a film festival—it’s a passionate embrace of our rich culture and a bridge to places where the essence of Latin America is yet to be discovered.

For 18 glorious years, LACA has been the beacon of Latin American cinema in Australia, illuminating the stories, dreams, and voices of our people. Their mission? To unite communities, celebrate the tapestry of cultures, and foster a deeper appreciation for the Latin American spirit—all through the mesmerizing power of film.

This year, they're proud to present a curated selection of 13 films, each representing the heart and soul of their respective countries: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Chile. 

Tickets >>

2023 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum

Are you ready to make a real and lasting impact to over 140 cities representing half a billion people?

Connect and collaborate with more than 1000 urban leaders and innovators at the 14th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) and Mayors’ Forum in Brisbane from 11-13 October 2023.

Under the theme of ‘Shaping Cities for our Future,’ the 2023APCS offers an unmissable chance for participants to be at the forefront of the conversation on city innovation with an award-winning program and world class networking opportunities.

The summit is your global gateway to reach new opportunities and connections as it convenes one of the largest and most diverse gatherings of mayors and delegates from across the world in one place over three days.

Join the 2023 APCS in Brisbane and re-engage with the world. 

For special offers on delegate passes for ALABC members, contact

    Register now >>

    ALABC Member Ausenco awarded second place among the best engineering companies in Chile

    Once again Ausenco received outstanding recognition in the 2023 Ranking of Mining Suppliers developed by Phibrand, an industrial research and consulting company. In this year’s ranking, Ausenco was awarded second place in the Engineering Company category.

    For María Paz Núñez, Vice President of Chile, "This recognition is the result of the effort that our team makes every day to provide our clients with a better way of doing projects, proposing different alternatives and overcoming the challenges that we are facing in the industry and the world."

    The Ranking of Mining Suppliers started in 2012 and evaluates mining competitiveness, considering variables beyond price. The initiative began due to the asymmetry of information in the mining market, both in terms of available suppliers and what has happened in the market, such as the positioning of competitors, shortcomings, among others.


      Pagero on demand webinar: managing e-invoicing risk and compliance in Latin America

      Pagero, together with ALABC recently hosted a webinar for Australian companies operating in Latin America around managing e-invoicing risk and compliance. As you may be aware, the regulations in this region are constantly evolving, often with short notice, leaving businesses feeling overwhelmed and fatigued.                                             

      Pagero's on-demand webinar supported by the Australia-Latin America Business Council, provides qualified insight into the current challenges. It explains how Pagero’s network can help you remain compliant, reduce business interruptions, and manage your revenue streams effectively.

      Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and find practical solutions for managing e-invoicing risk and compliance. This webinar is a must-attend for professionals in Finance, IT, Tax, Regulatory, Compliance, or Senior Management roles.

        Watch now >>

        HGG METS Law Guide: Navigating Cross-Border Legal Challenges when entering Chile 

        On the outskirts of El Dorado, a company backed by Koch Industries Inc is looking to dramatically speed up extraction of a battery metal essential to weaning the world off fossil fuels, while proving naysayers wrong in the process.

        Standard Lithium Ltd. is working on the breakthrough inside a white warehouse near a massive chemical factory run by Germany's Lanxess AG that feeds brackish wastewater into the facility. A cluster of pipes and tanks in the demonstration plant turn brine into a lithium compound within days instead of the year or more that traditional recover methods take.


          ALABC Latin American Mining Dinner 2023 (IMARC)

          Event Partner: Duratray International

          Date: 31 October 2023

          Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

          Location: The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

          Sponsorship opportunities:


          Register here >>

          Canberra Networking Day 2023

          Date: 29 November 2023

          Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

          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 >>

          ARIVO Travel

          ARIVO is your trusted partner for seamless and cost-effective corporate travel. With exclusive airfare deals, personalized itineraries, 24/7 support, and efficient booking, we simplify travel management. Our commitment to your success means you can focus on growing your business while we take care of your travel needs.

          As the founder of our company, I'm excited to introduce you to the philosophy and expertise that drive our operations.

          Our Mission
          At ARIVO, we are on a mission to redefine corporate travel. We believe that efficient travel management should not be a hindrance but a catalyst for your business success. Our mission is to make travel an integral asset that empowers your business, enhances your productivity, and reduces costs.

          Our Approach
          We approach corporate travel with a keen understanding that every business is unique. That's why we offer tailor-made solutions designed to meet your specific needs and objectives. Whether you're expanding your operations, attending vital meetings, or nurturing international partnerships, our team is here to ensure your travel plans align seamlessly with your business goals.

          Arche Energy

          Arche Energy employs cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches to their clients’ energy, infrastructure, decarbonisation, ESG and major project needs.

          Their expertise covers energy consulting, project management, system design, ongoing asset management, and much more.

          Arche works on projects and initiatives that progress the energy transition, like CopperString, Lockyer Energy Project, CQH2, New England and Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zones, and Rugby Run Solar Farm.

          Find out more >>

          ALABC Brisbane Annual Dinner 2023

          Following the The University of Queensland's Latin American Colloquium, ALABC hosted our dinner at Customs House with keynote address from The Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, followed by guest presentations from Brett Lovegrove, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships) The University of Queensland and His Excellency Ronald Recinos, Ambassador of Guatemala.

          Thank you to our Gold Sponsor The University of Queensland and Silver Sponsor Russell Mineral Equipment.

          To all our members and guests who attended, thank you for contributing to another successful event in Brisbane this year, showcasing the excellent relationship the state of Queensland has with Latin America.

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          Melbourne Annual Dinner, 3 August 2023

          It was a pleasure to host our ALABC 2023 Melbourne Annual Dinner on Thursday 3 August in Melbourne at the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney.

          We were honoured to welcome the Victorian Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Tim Pallas MP 
          with special guest speakers H.E. Jaime Chomali, Ambassador of Chile and Michelle Ash, VP Growth at BHP

          A big thank you to our event partner Global Victoria and gold sponsor Duratray International.

          Thank you to all Ambassadors and Heads of Mission, ALABC Directors, members and guests who attended and showed their support.

          View photos >>

          Sydney Annual Dinner, COALAR Business Excellence Awards, 20 July 2023

          It was a pleasure to host our ALABC 2023 Annual Dinner last Thursday at the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney.

          We were honoured to welcome special guest speakers:
          Katie Knight, Chief Executive Officer at Investment NSW and
          Christopher Ellis, Country Manager - Oceania at LATAM Airlines
          whom we extend our gratitude to for their contributions to ALABC and developing the business relationships between Australia and Latin America.

          A big thank you to our event partners Investment NSWStudy NSW and LATAM Airlines, gold sponsor EucoClean Australia Pty Ltd and silver sponsor Wealthi.

          We had the pleasure of announcing our COALAR Business Excellence Award Winners for 2023, congratulations to each category winner:

          GroundProbe, Category A winner
          Mining Plus, Category B winner
          Mincka Engineering Pty Ltd, Category C winner

          Thank you to all Ambassadors and Heads of Mission, ALABC Directors, members and guests who attended and showed their support.

          View photos >>

          Boardroom Luncheon with the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, 18 July

          On Tuesday 18 July, in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Australia we had the honour of welcoming the Peruvian Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism to Australia with an exclusive luncheon in Brisbane, hosted by by ALABC Chair Richard Andrews.

          28 special members and guests attended in honour of Minister Juan Carlos Mathews Salazar, who was appointed Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru in April 2023. The Minister is a public officer in the service of the Peruvian state, and previously served as Vice-Minister of Mype (Middle and Small Enterprises) and Industry in the Ministry of Production; Executive Director of Prompex; and Director of Exports in Promperu.

          View photos >>

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