American Australian Association (AAA)

Securing Critical Minerals Value Chains in a time of Economic Dislocation

Event Description

The value chains for critical minerals – such as rare earths, cobalt and lithium – are very insecure. As COVID-19 demonstrates the fragility of many international trade networks, now is the time to invest in the security of these critically-important value chains for the technology sector. Recent initiatives by the US and Australian governments promise to open new commercial and technological opportunities in the critical minerals sector.


Please join us for a private, invite-only US-Australia dialogue on value chain security in critical minerals industry. Hosted by the American Australian Association and the Perth USAsia Centre, the dialogue brings together leaders from government, industry and research to provide an update on recent developments in US-Australia critical minerals collaboration. Conducted by videoconference, the dialogue will also feature policy and strategic discussions under the Chatham House Rule.


The dialogue will also launch the Perth USAsia Centre’s most recent policy report: Strategies for Securing Critical Materials Value Chains, by Dr Jeffrey Wilson.


This dialogue is supported by G’Day USA, Australia’s premier public and economic diplomacy program in the United States. G’Day USA brings together leaders from government, business, the creative industries and academia to deepen the Australia-US relationship and showcase Australia’s creative, innovative economy and society to the United States and Rio Tinto.




Todd Malan
Vice President, Corporate Relations – Canada & Americas, Rio Tinto



Dr. Jeffrey Wilson
Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre 


Jessica Robinson
Head, Australian Government Critical Minerals Facilitation Office


Dr. Steven Fortier
Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey


Amanda Lacaze
CEO, Lynas Group


Tuesday, June 9

6:00-7:00pm EDT


Online (invite only)


If you would like to make inquiries about this webinar please email us at [email protected].