The world’s mining and resource leaders are heading to Sydney, Australia for the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) from 31 October – 2 November in what has become a “Grand Slam” event of the industry, globally.
As industries across the world strive to achieve Net Zero targets, IMARC returns to examine the impact of the increasing demand for critical minerals on the mining value chain, as well as how organizations are operationalizing their climate change commitments.
IMARC 2023 will take place at the Convention Center (ICC Sydney) which will be a celebration of what has grown into one of Australia’s biggest business events, with a record 8,500 delegates from over 120 countries, including upwards of 50 Government delegations expected to attend.
This year’s event is going to be the largest ever, with over 520 speakers from global giants such as, Fortescue, Gold Fields, Wesfarmers, Worley, Perenti, IGO, the US Departments of Energy and Defense among others.
“The mining and resources industry is evolving rapidly to meet the growing energy demands of today while developing the minerals needed for a decarbonized economy – under unprecedented scrutiny from communities, regulators and investors.
Best timing for IMARC
IMARC 2023 comes at a time when explorers and miners are diversifying portfolios to align with future demand, triggering the highest level of M&A activity across both mining and METS we have ever seen,” IMARC Chief Operating Officer Anita Richards stated.
The leaders are coming together to collaborate on themes such as Digital Transformation and Innovation; Sustainability, Social Value, Environmental Resilience, People and Culture; Trade, Investment and Project Opportunities; and Energy Transition.
The ever-popular Digital Transformation and Mining Innovation streams will showcase some of the best applications of technology, innovation and modernization across the business, including at a mine site and processing plant level.
Likewise, this year’s conference will see the return of the IMARC NextGen Program, which will provide an opportunity for 200 NSW school children to learn about the diverse and exciting mining and resources industry.
As Australia’s largest and most influential mining event, IMARC creates a global conversation, mobilizes the industry for collaboration, and attracts some of the greatest leaders in the mining, investment, and technology industries for three days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.
IMARC 2023 is going to feature a special ESG focus on creating social value with an extensive look at First Nations engagement, human rights and transparency.
At the same time the forum will feature the best-practice of mine rehabilitation and a global perspective on heritage and environmental custodianship and economic development
Additionally, IMARC Will feature a return of the successful Balance for Better Program which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion across all areas of the mining and resources sector.
At IMARC 2023 a range of exciting new features have been added to the program. These include the Low Emission Technology Australia session to help accelerate innovation in the clean technology sector, the 4,000sqm IMARC Mining Pavilion with over 150 exhibitors present and the final of the Unearthed Global Innovation Games where the winners will be announced, and their technology displayed.
About the Conference
The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders collaborate on trends in mining, investment and innovation towards a sustainable future.
As Australia’s largest mining event, it brings together over 8,500 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators, and educators from more than 100 countries for three days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.
IMARC is developed in collaboration with its founding partners the Victorian State Government, Austmine, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and Mines and Money, and held with the support of its Host Partner, the NSW Government.
IMARC 2023 will also celebrate 10 years of IMARC and industry, presenting the perfect opportunity to reflect on the progress the industry has made, and the new directions that miners, METS, Governments, and its value chain partners are embarking on to prepare for the future.