With the International Mining and Resource Conference (IMARC) rapidly approaching, organizing officials are reporting high interest from attendees and companies for the Sydney, Australia event.
Set for 2-4 November, IMARC is expecting to host more than 7,500 guests from over 100 countries within the 17,000 square metres at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
The conference, the largest of its kind in Australia, will provide an opportunity for domestic and international industry leaders to engage, learn, network and do business while addressing the energy transition, rising costs, skills shortages, social performance, and diversity within the resources sector.
IMARC Managing Director Anita Richards confirmed the response to date for IMARC has been “overwhelming” with a record number of delegates expected.
“[They are] representing 800 mining companies, and with IMARC exhibitors increasing by 85% since 2019, we’ve had to expand the expo floor by 40%,” Richards said.
“The program will see over 450 speakers across six concurrent conferences covering global opportunities, industry collaboration, the energy transition, investment, innovation and more.”
She noted 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.”
In addition, IMARC’s Balance for Better, Next Gen programmes and First Nations partnership initiatives will aim to set the tone for a more diverse future for the sector, she said, and is 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.
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