Mining and resource leaders gather to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will host over 7500 attendees from over 100 countries at Sydney’s International Convention Centre from 2–4 November.
The conference, the largest of its kind in Australia, will provide the premier opportunity for domestic and international industry leaders to engage, learn, network, and most importantly, do business, while addressing the energy transition, rising costs, skills shortages, social performance, and diversity within the resources sector.
IMARC is the most significant in-person gathering of Australian and international mining and resources representatives in almost three years and will be held under the one roof across a massive 17,000 square metres.
IMARC managing director Anita Richards said the response to this year’s event has been overwhelming.
“We’re welcoming a record number of delegates this year, representing 800 mining companies, and with IMARC exhibitors increasing by 85 per cent since 2019, we’ve had to expand the expo floor by 40 per cent,” Richards said.
“The programme will see over 450 speakers across six concurrent conferences covering global opportunities, industry collaboration, the energy transition, investment, innovation and more.”
A key theme this year is innovation and technology, with both local start-ups and leading global brands showcasing their latest products and services across automation, communication, safety, and sustainability, to create better, faster, safer, and more profitable operations.
“This industry has seen so much change since the last in-person IMARC event, but this November global delegates will finally have the opportunity to connect face-to-face in Sydney, build relationships, forge partnerships and do business,” Richards said.
IMARC is the only event of its kind that uses enhanced and incredibly accurate networking technology to match delegates, allowing them to pinpoint new business and investment opportunities and start crucial conversations.
“This is not just a conference and exhibition; real deals are closed on the IMARC floor,” Richards added.
The mining industry is facing more challenges than ever before, including supply chain volatility, workforce shortages, the rising cost of business, the pressures of ESG, navigating the energy transition and growing social and investor expectations.
IMARC is a key forum that addresses these issues by gathering a wide cross-section of the mining value chain to share learnings, insights and help each other navigate pathways to a sustainable and prosperous future whether in exploration and investment, operational transformation, workforce growth or community engagement.
For example, IMARC’s Balance for Better, Next Gen programmes and First Nations partnership initiatives aim to set the tone for a more diverse future for the sector, encouraging attendance from more indigenous delegates, providing opportunities for young people, and championing equality, with women in leadership positions, community roles, and engineering a key focus across the programme.
How to be part of IMARC 2022
There are a number of ways to get involved in IMARC, from accessing the conference, to scheduling meetings, exhibiting or delivering presentations. You can register for a 2- or 3-day delegate pass, add on networking events including the gala dinner or claim your expo pass, free for a limited time only.
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