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.
Vice President, Corporate Relations – Canada & Americas, Rio Tinto
Dr. Jeffrey Wilson
Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre
Head, Australian Government Critical Minerals Facilitation Office
Dr. Steven Fortier
Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
CEO, Lynas Group