The Global Association of China (GMAC) is the representative body for both companies and individuals within the international mining community in China.
GMAC’s main goals focus on Advocacy, Networking, Representation and Support. We represent the international mining community and our members by being;
· A voice and face to;
o The Central government, in particular MOLAR and MoFCOM by way of;
§ The ongoing maintenance of an industry White Paper
§ Roundtable meetings considering the impact of regulatory changes as they effect the mining community
o Local and Provincial Governments
§ Focus on relevance to matters around exploration and mining
o Industry bodies and forums such as China Mining Association (CMA), the annual China Mining conference, Mines and Money, Coaltrans and other regional, national and international events
§ Providing speakers who represent the interests of the international mining community
o International forums seeking input regarding the Chinese market
§ For example PDAC in Toronto or INDABA in Cape Town
· A platform for industry focused bodies wanting access to the international mining community in China, including:
o The ASX and TSX who have run investment seminars in China
o CMI (Canadian Mining Institute) who run an event as part of the lead up to China Mining
· A forum for information dissemination to the membership as well as interested parties through the following media;
o Regular monthly meetings, generally hosted in Beijing
o Networking events
o GMAC website
o Mining industry newsletter and bulletins
o Bring awareness of other related mining industry event globally
· A “peak” industry body in China that can assist Chambers of Commerce in promotion to the government, or other bodies, that would be responsive to representative advocacy
o A Forum of Chambers united by their common interest in mining, will gain value in a combined strength that this peak body brings. This could include chambers from Australian, Canadian, European, British, South African, Brazilian, Chilean, Peruvian, Mexican and others.
Membership is open to companies as well as individuals. They should be part of the broad international mining industry in China, and could be equally a mining company or a provider to the industry such as an exploration consultant, an equipment manufacturer or supplier, a procurement company, a commodity trader or in banking, advisory, HR, legal or other service to the mining sector.
The GMAC Secretariat supports the membership and is funded by the membership through the collection of fees and occasional events. There are two categories of fees
· General Membership – RMB6,000
o Open to corporate and individuals
· Foundation Membership – RMB20,000
o Open to corporate and individuals
o Term Foundation refers to their status as the underpinning of GMAC upon which the structure gets its strength
o Foundation Membership is not restricted by numbers, being open to all who wish to be recognized as being a Foundation
§ They are recognized on GMAC publications and publicity at GMAC events via pull-ups and other material as well as on the GMAC website
GMAC office bearers are elected by the members as the Committee to decide on the strategic objectives of the GMAC as well as managing the efforts of the secretariat. The Committee acts as the representatives of GMAC to all stakeholders and the international mining community in China.
Whilst GMAC is an independent association representing the international mining community in China, GMAC is very pleased to be supported by the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, AustCham. This support provides a transparent and legal body through which good governance of the finances and affairs of GMAC can be administered.