RIN and Austmine aim to boost mining equipment, technology and services in Australia

27 July 2016 (Last Updated July 27th, 2016 18:30)

Resource Industry Network (RIN) and Australian association Austmine have agreed to advance support of mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector in the Mackay region.

Resource Industry Network (RIN) and Australian association Austmine have agreed to advance support of mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector in the Mackay region.

The agreement has been designed to strengthen cooperation between RIN and Austmine with an interest in the sustainable development of the METS sector in Queensland.

Resource Industry Network chair Tony Caruso said: “This arrangement acknowledges those positive linkages and lays the foundation for greater cooperation between the organisations and their respective members.

"This agreement is focused on delivering new networking opportunities, speaking engagements, member updates and shared events."

“‘This agreement is focused on delivering new networking opportunities, speaking engagements, member updates and shared events, such as trade missions.”

As part of the agreement, RIN will advocate for mining supply chain businesses in the region, in addition to highlighting capabilities they have to serve the resources industry.

In order to advance this, the organisation will facilitate a networking and relationship building process for a collective voice to be heard.

Austmine CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart said: “We have been working in partnership with RIN for many years and this agreement strategically aligns our organisations even further.

“In 2013, RIN was instrumental in assisting us with our major national METS survey, which demonstrated that importance of METS not only to the Mackay region, but reinforced the strong expertise and experience in regional hubs.”

Austmine promotes the competitive positioning of technology, collaboration and innovation in Australia’s mining and resources sector.