On May 2, 2019, the first Australia Energy & Mining Conference and dinner party hosted by China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (CCCA) National Energy Commission was held in Brisbane, Queensland. About 120 representatives from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane, member companies of CCCA, Australian Energy Associations and enterprises attended the event. The Australia Energy & Mining Conference was hosted by National Energy Commission of CCCA, and jointly organized by ShineWing Australia and Bank of China Brisbane Branch. The conference aims to exchange experiences and lessons in the production and operation of energy and mining enterprises, analyze the development prospects of the China-Australia energy industry and strengthen communication with relevant industry associations. Bank of China and ShineWing Australia, as co-organizers and gold sponsors, fully supported the conference.
Mr. Xia Wenzhe, Vice President of Brisbane Branch, CCCA; Vice Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA and General Manager of Shenhuo International Group Co., Ltd., as the host, announced the opening of the conference and welcomed all attending guests and members.
Mr. Xia Wenzhe, Vice Chairman of National Energy Commission is presenting
Mr. Lan Yuqiang, the Chinese business consul in Brisbane, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Consul Lan Yuqiang said that the China-Australia energy mining industry is highly complementary. Investment opportunities and challenges coexist in Australia’s energy mining industry. He wishes that China’s energy-mining enterprises investing in Australia will seize investment opportunities and take precautions against risks.
Mr. Lan Yuqiang, the Chinese business consul in Brisbane is presenting
Ms. Wen Lan, Executive Vice President of Brisbane Branch, CCCA and branch manager of Bank of China Brisbane Branch, was entrusted by President Wang Maoshan to deliver a speech at the conference. She expressed warm welcome to all attendees and thanks to National Energy Commission for the contributions to energy mining sector of both Australia and China. The Brisbane Branch of CCCA will adhere to the objectives to push the development of Chinese-owned energy companies in Australia.
Ms. Wen Lan, Executive Vice President of Brisbane Branch, CCCA is presenting
Mr. Wang Fucun, Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Yancoal Australia Co., Ltd. introduced the current situation of international coal industry, analyzed the risks and challenges faced by the industry and the opportunities and development of coal enterprises in Australia. He also confirmed the significant opportunities brought by National Energy Commission to the Australian energy mining enterprises.
Mr. Wang Fucun, Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA is presenting
Mr. Yin Ruilun, Vice President of Brisbane Branch, CCCA and General Manager of Sinopec Oil and Gas Australia Ltd., outlined the overall trend of Australian oil and gas market with highlighting the LNG project and advised the opportunity and challenge for oil and gas companies in Australia.
Mr. Yin Ruilun, Vice President of Brisbane Branch, CCCA is presenting
Mr. Xu Yuanqing, Vice Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA and Chairman of Baoao Mining, explained the distribution of energy resources in Western Australia and the major investment projects of Chinese companies in Western Australia, analyzed the timing and strategy when investing resource projects in Australia and highly commended National Energy Commission for the opportunities and markets provided to Australian companies.
Mr. Xu Yuanqing, Vice Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA is presenting
The final part of the conference is launching ceremony of the “China Enterprises in Australian Energy and Resource Industry Investment Yearbook”. Chairman of National Energy Commission, CCCA, Mr. Wang Fucun, and partner of Shine Wing Australia Matthew Schofield signed the appointment agreement under the witness of the attendees.
China Enterprises in Australian Energy and Resource Industry Investment Yearbook” launching ceremony
The following sessions are for business training and communication. Representatives from Bank of China, Shine Wing Australia, King & Wood Law Firm, AON Insurance and China Telecom shared knowledge and updated information about energy industry.
King & Wood’s Malcolm Brennan explained the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme and its impacts on the business activities of energy mining companies in Australia.
King & Wood’s Malcolm Brennan is presenting
David Wilson and Leo Luan, Tax Directors of ShineWing Australia, introduced the tax incentives for the energy and resources industry to the participants, and analyzed how to use preferential policies to reduce tax burdens and how to apply for government incentives and subsidies.
David Wilson & Leo Luan, Tax Directors of ShineWing Australia is presenting
The speech from Paul Pryor, AON Risk Solutions representative focused on the risks faced by the energy industry during construction and operation and mitigation measures.
Aon Risk Solutions Global Mining Practice Leader Paul Pryor is presenting
Jason Lin, deputy head of Network and Solutions Department, China Telecom, explained the concept of digital mines to the guests, analyzed how the mining industry enters the digital and intelligent era, and listed the advantageous solutions for creating intelligent mining.
Jason Lin, deputy head of Network and Solutions Department, China Telecom is presenting
Ms Xu Ming, deputy head of Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China Sydney Branch, explained the financing mechanism of energy mining finance. The Bank of China’s tailor-made finance solution for energy mining companies attracted high attention and interest of the participants.
Xu Ming, deputy head of Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China Sydney Branch is presenting
In the evening, Australia Energy & Mining Conference and dinner party was held in Brisbane City Hall. Dr. Xu Jie, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane delivered a keynote speech. In his speech, Consul General Xu Jie expressed warm welcome to the representatives of the energy mining enterprises and all other guests and congratulated the success of 2019 Australia Energy & Mining Conference. Consul General Xu Jie pointed out that China-Australia cooperation in the field of energy and resources has become an important part of the China-Australia economic partnership. The rapid development of China-Queensland investment cooperation not only promotes economic growth and employment in Queensland, but also plays an important role in promoting sustainable energy supply in China. The conference provides a very good opportunity for Australian energy companies to exchange ideas and share experiences. Finally, Consul General Xu Jie hopes that all energy mining companies will work together to actively explore new ideas, new models and new areas of cooperation, and keep promoting the energy and resources cooperation between China and Australia to a higher level.
Dr. Xu Jie, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China is presenting
Ms. Tania Constable, CEO of the Australian Mining Association, was specially invited by the conference and delivered a speech with title “Managing Mining in Australia”.
Ms. Tania Constable, CEO of the Australian Mining Association is presenting
In the Q&A session with mining experts, Mr. Anthony Christensen, Director of the Mining and Resources Division of the Queensland Trade and Investment Bureau, Mr. Brad John, Chairman of the Queensland Exploration Council, Mr. Qian Mingyang, General Manager of PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Limited, and Mr. Mark Couchman, Chairman of Energy & Resource Group, Australia China Business Council, and Director of the Department of Resources, Energy and Infrastructure of ANZ Bank, and Dr. Zhang Lei, Chief Financial Officer of Yancoal Australia Co., Ltd respectively answered questions from the hosts and guests. Their professional answers and insights received favourable comments.
Five mining experts in Q&A session
The conference was successfully concluded in a warm and harmonious atmosphere.