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IMARC adds Parbo to growing list of supporters

LEGENDARY mining figure – and former simultaneous chairman of Western Mining Corp, Alcoa of Australia and Broken Hill Pty Co – Sir Arvi Parbo has lent his support to the International Mining and Resources Conference.

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IMARC adds Parbo to growing list of supporters

Parbo has declared that the IMARC event “enabled experts from all over the world to gather to exchange views and experiences on all aspects of the industry”

“The Australian flavour of IMARC complements similar conferences held elsewhere and thus helps to complete the world minerals picture,” Parbo said.

Parbo will be a major figure attending the IMARC gala dinner on Thursday, September 25.

The state of Victoria is a major sponsor of IMARC and Parbo further praised the state’s efforts to boost the resources industry.

The legendary miner noted that from the gold rushes in the second half of the 19th century to the more recent oil and gas developments, the state of Victoria had played a vital role in shaping the prosperity of Australia.

Parbo urged further support for the minerals industry stating “Australia ranked highly as a supplier of many of the key minerals to the world and was an important part of the world minerals scene”

“The growing population of the world depends on us for a part of its vital minerals and energy requirements,” he said.

Parbo has an impressive mining resume, graduating with an engineering degree in 1955 to become Western Mining chairman and managing director by 1974.

In addition to his role as chairman at Western Mining, Parbo has acted as chairman for Alcoa of Australia, Munich Reinsurance Co, Zurich Australian Insurance Group and Broken Hill Pty Co.

Parbo has also been director of Aluminum Company of America, Hoechst Australian Investments, Chase AMP Bank, Sara Lee Corporation and, prior to becoming chairman, Broken Hill Pty Co.

IMARC is one of Australia’s most comprehensive mining events bringing together company representatives, investors and policy makers with keynote presentations from major figures including founder and executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines Robert Friedland; CEO of US Global Investors Frank Holmes; and Minister for Industry Hon Ian Macfarlane.

For further information please visit: http://www.imarcmelbourne.com/.

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