The Global Mining 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  of  its  Members  in  the  international  mining  community  in China,  providing  Product  Services,  External  Relationships,  Membership,  Events,  Communications, and Administration.

A voice and face to

a. 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 Local and Provincial Governments

b. Focus on relevance to matters around exploration and mining

  • 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

c. Providing speakers who represent the interests of the international mining community

  • International forums seeking input regarding the Chinese market

d. 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:

  • The ASX and TSX who have run investment seminars in China
  • 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;

  • Regular monthly meetings, generally hosted in Beijing
  • Networking events
  • GMAC website
  • Mining industry newsletter and bulletins
  • 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

  • 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  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.

There are three categories of fees:

  • Foundation Membership : RMB 20,000
  • General Membership:       RMB 6,500
  • Affiliate Membership:       RMB 5,000

Members’ Benefits

  • Free  for  GMAC  events,  such  as  but  not  limited  to  GMAC  monthly  meeting,  forums,  and cocktail  events.
  • Free or enjoy favored rate for events organized by GMAC partners.
  • GMAC internal information, materials and reports.
  • To be recommended as speaker at different conferences/forums.
  • Assist  in  getting  business  connection,  industry  resources  and  opportunities  as  request  by members

As Foundation Member, you will be given priority to any opportunities arises and company logo will be presented on GMAC materials. Some events, especially those of senior level meetings and events offer limited tickets, will be available to foundation members only.

Affiliate membership opens to Chinese companies only. Affiliate members have  no voting rights and no seat at the board.



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.


Foundation Members

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