Source: Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade
In its eighth year, MENA Connections, an annual joint event series between Austrade, the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI) and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), is being held online for the first time. Given the current volatility in global trade trends, the webinars are focusing on the GCC markets’ opportunities for Australian exporters of goods and services to diversify their export portfolio.
The final webinar in the series will focus on the Mining & Resources sector’s developments and opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Hear from senior industry and government representatives on recent changes to the mining code, and insights on opportunities from these markets.
Saudi Arabia possesses more mineral resources than any other country in the Gulf region and under the Saudi Vision 2030, which was announced in 2016, has set ambitious plans to triple the contribution to the Saudi economy made by mining and minerals.
Egypt is home to a wealth of mineral resources including gold, copper, silver, zinc, platinum and a number of other precious and base metals. These resources all lie beneath Egypt’s Eastern desert and the Sinai Peninsula, both part of a geological setting known as the Arabian-Nubian shield.