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Brisbane: Lessons from The Minerals Industry Experience in China

30 August 2018

ANZ Level 20, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane


Date:     Thursday 30 August 2018
Time:    2:15pm registration for 2:30 - 4:00pm
Venue:  ANZ Level 20, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane

ACBC QLD is pleased to invite you to a keynote presentation by Peter Arkell, the Managing Director of Carrington Day. Peter has been living in Shanghai since 2004 and is a prominent business personality within the mining sector in China and the founding Chairman of the Global Mining Association of China. Peter has a wealth of experience conducting business in China and is enthusiastic about sharing his insights with the Queensland business community. Peter will address how the international mining and metals industry has changed over the past 20 years in China, the ways the sector has responded to the market and how its engagement with the Chinese economy is a lasting success story.

Topics Covered

  • A short history of Chinese and Australian engagement in the minerals sector
  • Changes over the last 20 years and their drivers
  • The outlook for miners and mining services companies in China today
  • Chinese demand and the move to offshore minerals investments
  • The current business environment in China for Australian enterprises
  • Why aren’t there more Australian businesses active in China?

Peter Arkell - Managing Director, Carrington Day
Peter Arkell is the Managing Director of Carrington Day, a HR consulting company that assists international companies in China and Chinese companies to go abroad. He is also part of the advisory firm, HeYi, where he is the Natural Resources Sector Head. He is a non-executive director of Lynch Group (HK) Limited, an Australian agribusiness with farms and wholesale operations in China. 
Peter first came to China in 1996, and has lived here since 2004. He calls Shanghai home, where his China head office is located. He is an active member of the international business community in China. He had been the Chairman of AustCham Shanghai from 2012 to 2016 when he retired from the Board. 
He is a prominent member of the mining sector in China, being the founding Chairman of the Global Mining Association of China (GMAC), the international mining community’s peak representative body, and founding Chairman of the Oriental Mining Club. In addition, Peter was a Board Member of the China International Mining Cooperation Committee, a sounding board for the Ministry of Commerce on outbound mining investment.


Members:                               $20 (+GST and booking fees)
Non- Members:                      $50 (+GST and booking fees)
RSVP:                                       Wednesday 29 August (subject to availability)