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Critical Minerals Masterclass: Overview

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Topic: Foreign direct investment and mitigation of sovereign risk through international law - Dr Colin Roberts

This 3-4-hour Lecture is designed for those working, or intending to work, in the upstream end of the Resources Industry who are becoming directly or indirectly involved with the trans-national investment decision-making process.

One of the most characteristic features of trans-boundary Resources Investment is the dramatic risk/reward relationship associated with exploration and production. Therefore, it is essential that Resource Professionals understand the dynamics of these mitigable risks.

The focus is on how companies can identify, characterize, quantify and mitigate the risks associated with Foreign Direct Investment

Topic: Secure critical mineral supply chains - Dr Richard Macoun

The increasing frequency of natural and manmade disasters is exposing the fragility of cost-optimized supply chains, especially when parts of the supply chain are concentrated geographically.

This masterclass will set out the principles for designing resilient supply chains, work through several examples of critical mineral supply chains identifying weaknesses, with an emphasis on battery supply chains, and identify opportunities for Australia in creating global resilient supply chains.

The masterclass is particularly suitable for critical minerals professionals and students, those with an interest in supply chains, business continuity and business development.

Who should be interested? Foreign direct investors (mining, oil & gas, major infrastructure), national resource companies, government negotiators & regulatory officials, resource managers, bankers, geologists, engineers, lawyers, exploration personnel, academics.


Workshops must be purchased with a conference registration. If you wish to include this workshop in your registration, please select the additional workshop option in your registration form. If you have already registered to attend the Critical Minerals Conference 2023 and wish to add the workshop to your registration, please contact


PD Hours



Friday, 24 November 2023


  • 8:30: Welcome, coffee & tea
  • 9:00: Session 1: “Foreign Direct Investment & Mitigation of Sovereign Risk Through International Law”
  • 10:30: Morning tea break
  • 11:00: Session 1 continues
  • 12:30: Lunch break
  • 13:30: Session 1 continues
  • 14:30: Afternoon tea break
  • 15:00: Session 2: “Critical Minerals Secure Supply Chain”
  • 17:00: Masterclass concludes


CSIRO, 7 Conlon St, Waterford WA 6152


AusIMM Member: $350
Non Member: $500


Morning, afternoon tea and lunch included

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