The greatest minds in mining will reconvene in Melbourne

Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will return to Melbourne from 25-27 October 2021. During a speech delivered in the Victorian Parliament, Minister Symes outlined that for the first time IMARC will be held at...

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Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will return to Melbourne from 25-27 October 2021

During a speech delivered in the Victorian Parliament, Minister Symes outlined that for the first time IMARC will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, providing Victoria’s resources sector with opportunities to connect globally and grow.

As Australia’s largest mining event, IMARC creates a global conversation, mobilises the industry for collaboration and attracts some of the greatest leaders in the mining, investment and technology industries.

This year will see the introduction of a new venue to showcase the industry, providing an opportunity to launch a brand-new outdoor exhibition space, allowing IMARC to showcase bigger and better machinery and equipment than ever before. To make way for this exciting event growth, the event will move to the Melbourne Showgrounds in 2021.

“The resources sector has kept going all throughout this pandemic – supporting jobs and our everyday needs. IMARC 2021 will be a fantastic chance for those businesses to reconnect and celebrate this continuing, strong success” stated Minister Symes.

“We are very excited by this new space, having already seen some of the equipment our exhibitors will be looking to put in the outdoor exhibition” said IMARC Managing Director Anita Richards.

Moving the event to the Melbourne Showgrounds also provides an opportunity for the organisers to plan for an event with ample space for social distancing, following the current recommendations made by global and local health authorities.  With ample space to pivot to outdoor spaces to ensure we can welcome as many people as possible from industry within COVID-19 Safe Guidelines. 

IMARC is committed to providing a safe environment with the health and safety of all attendees of utmost importance.  The organisers are working to ensure that precautionary guidelines are in place and all necessary steps towards a safe environment are taken so that the industry can safely get back to doing business at events.

Founding Partner and AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin stated, “Conferences and events are crucial for resources professionals as they grow their careers in the sector, and AusIMM is pleased to be helping lead a return to safe and secure events where professional development is available both online and in person.”

“As one of the world’s most important meeting places for the mining and resources sector we look forward to welcoming the industry back to Melbourne, in person, later this year” said Ms. Richards.

“The Victorian Government is delighted to play a significant role in supporting the conference as part of our drive to connect local businesses with global opportunities and deliver economic benefits for Victoria. This year’s event will bring more opportunities to Victoria, further cementing our reputation as a global mining hub, a great place to visit and a productive state to do business” stated John Krbaleski, Head of Resources of Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Daniel Kirwin, CEO of Founding Partner, Mines and Money, said he looks forward to continuing our mission to connect world class mining and exploration projects with investors from around the world.

International delegates that are looking to participate in this year’s event can expect to find out more about a hybrid event set-up, with further announcements scheduled to be made in March.

For further information please visit imarcglobal.com

 

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