Bringing projects & suppliers together  | June 2017

 News Update for South Australia.

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Collaboration the key to success
As I attend a number of industry events, I’m really encouraged by the amount of collaboration. It’s a common theme helping to grow businesses.

Last month’s Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference for oil and gas exploration and production companies reaffirmed this. The conference highlighted the need for companies to become more tech savvy as the economy transitions from the old to the new. Vitally important to this transition is the need for industry to collaborate with each other, researchers and education facilities. Innovative new technologies are creating opportunities through the Internet of Things, GigCity (connecting innovation precincts to internet speeds 100 times faster than the national average) and big data applications.

The Manufacturing Technologies Centre at Mawson Lakes collaborates with industry, business and universities on new, disruptive technologies. It educates companies on additive manufacturing, advanced materials, photonics, robotics and automation, digital technology and big data. ICN members have the opportunity to participate in the workshops held at the centre. Visit

This edition of the newsletter outlines a number of project portals currently open on the ICN Gateway. We look forward to receiving your Expressions of Interest!

Bettina Venner
Manager Industry Participation

Project News

Exhibit your energy efficiency products
ICN is seeking qualified local suppliers of energy efficiency products to showcase their capabilities, products and services at this year’s Energy Efficiency Expo 2017.  The exhibition will focus on areas such as lighting upgrades, solar power with battery storage and power factor connection. The expo will be hosted by ICN and members can register their interest to exhibit at the event, which will be held in Adelaide on Wednesday 9 August. 

Activity on Carrapateena
OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena project – a copper-gold exploration project 160km north of Port Augusta – has opportunities for sub-contracting as activity increases. A ‘general updates’ work package has now been listed on ICN Gateway.

Walk the talk with the North-South Corridor
The North-South Corridor project portals have created a number of work packages for South Australian businesses who can express interest through ICN Gateway. To support the potential for sub-contract and supply opportunities, details of successful contractors are progressively being published on the ICN project portals. Further information can be found at: The Darlington Upgrade Project – Gateway South; Northern Connector Project – Lendlease; and Torrens Road to River Torrens – T2T Alliance.

Grow your business in the resources sector
The 2017 PACE Supply Chain Development Program was launched on 30 May 2017 for companies that want to grow, export nationally and globally, and transition from other sectors into the resources sector. The program is delivered by Austmine and RESA. For further information contact: Merril Kirk (08) 8463 6739 or  Lachlan Crowe (08) 8303 2247.
SA companies explore opportunities with Chile
International relationships were developed between South Australian and Chilean companies recently at a targeted business matching event. The inbound delegation from Chilean Mining Equipment Technology (METS) companies explored opportunities for local supply, investment and partnerships between the two regions and was attended by 15 South Australian companies identified through ICN Gateway and 10 Chilean METS companies.
‘I found the event most useful and made some good contacts’ – Bob Johnson, Maptek
‘The sharing of information helped us to better understand the way business is done in Chile and we were able to help our guest company to understand the supply chain systems in the Australian mining sector.’ – Francois Velge, Pinssar

Support Australia's defence force
Small to medium businesses in South Australia have the opportunity to support the acquisition and sustainment of Defence Australia’s maritime, land, air and joint systems capital equipment and systems projects.  Expressions of interest are being sought in support of Babcock’s application to be a major service provider for the Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.  This is a fantastic opportunity for South Australian businesses. Babcock Australasia delivers complex and critical support to the defence, energy and emergency services, transport and education sectors. The company recently relocated its Mission Critical Services from Brisbane to Adelaide, making a multi-million dollar investment in South Australia. Visit ICN Gateway to submit your expression of interest.

On a mission
The Department of State Development has an extensive program of business missions designed to present South Australian organisations to key overseas markets and build on investment and trade opportunities for South Australian companies. The missions provide a platform to showcase the State's capabilities in key industries and introduce organisation to potential buyers, investors and trading partners. If you want to learn more about particular export countries, The Business Education Program run by the Department of State Development provides information on key markets and opportunities to increase understanding and chances of success when doing business in and with targeted regions. Learn more about the 2017 program of business missions now. 

Copper to the World - Delivering SA's Copper Strategy
Adelaide is set to host the 'Copper to the World - Delivering South Australia's Copper Strategy' Conference on 27 June 2017. The international conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and will showcase achievements of the mining and services sector in delivering the aims of South Australia's Copper StrategyFind out more information here.
Upcoming events in 2017
June 6
June 20
June 27
Jul 23-29
Aug 22-24
Aug 20-26
Sept 10-17
Sept 18-21
Sept 25-29
Oct 3-5
Oct 6-15
Nov 6-12

Singapore and Malaysia Business Education Session
NERA Workshop - Ensuring your business is innovation ready
ICNSA Workshop Series - Get the best out of ICN and your Gateway profile
Business Mission - South East Asia 2: Singapore and Malaysia
GMUSG 2017 Conference and Trade Expo

Business Mission - South East Asia 3: Vietnam and Thailand 
Business Mission - Europe: Germany, The Netherlands and UK
Business Mission - USA: New York, Washington and Texas
68th International Astronautical Congress 2017
Pacific 2017
Business Mission - North Asia: Japan, Korea and Taiwan
Business Mission - India: Bangalore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi

Let's go ICN Workshopping

The ICNSA Workshop Series - Get the best out of ICN and your Gateway profile is up and running for 2017. The workshops are designed to exploit the tremendous opportunities presented by the ICN Gateway.
"Great workshop. A must do for all SMEs that want to raise their profile in the Australian Market!" - Leon Van Deventer, Pinnacle Procurement

Future ICN Gateway workshops

If you’re interested in improving your company profile on ICN Gateway and you’d like to attend a future ICN Gateway Workshop, register on our waiting list.

ICN SA User Guide – This guide will provide you with tips on how to manage your company profile, as well as insider advice on how to best leverage the opportunities available. Download your copy here.

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