Mining leaders from across the globe are gathering in Melbourne to connect with local businesses and hear about market trends at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).
IMARC is the fourth cornerstone in global mining conferences covering the Asia Pacific region.
Mining leaders from across the globe are gathering in Melbourne to connect with local businesses and hear about market trends at IMARC.
IMARC 2016. Supplied: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Melbourne has a long and proud history of mining dating back to the gold rush of the 1850s, and today it is a vibrant and globally connected mining hub that is home to some of the biggest names in the business, including BHP Billiton, Newcrest Mining, Orica and MMG.
Top mining companies are choosing to make Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city, their home because of its highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and because it is a centre for finance, research and education in the mining sector.
Victoria is also a leader in mining equipment, technology and services (METS) in areas like mineral exploration, mining products, engineering consulting, construction, information and communications technology, community and professional services.
Victoria is the biggest exporter of METS in Australia and the sector is estimated to be worth $13.6 billion and employ more than 120,000 people.
These capabilities will be on show to the world at IMARC, which is expected to attract more than 3,000 delegates including more than 30 international mining ministers and senior government officials.
IMARC opening. Supplied: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
IMARC is Australia’s biggest and only truly international mining conference which brings together decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators.
The conference, with workshops on October 30 and the conference and exhibition from October 31 – November 2, provides four days of learning, deal-making opportunities and networking.
The 2017 program will cover all aspects of mining from exploration to investment, production to optimisation through technology, future energy, policy and governance.
The exhibition, which will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and is free to attend and will feature over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations, technology and services for the mining industry.
This material was produced by the Victorian Government.