Victoria’s Deputy Premier Peter Ryan has added his endorsement to the week-long event – which will take place from September 22-26 at the Melbourne Convention Centre – in the form of a personal invitation to potential delegates of both IMARC and the accompanying Mining Ministerial Summit.
“Three of Australia’s leading industry associations, the Minerals Council of Australia, The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and Austmine, are collaborating to deliver a comprehensive event designed to address every facet of the mining and mining services industries,” Ryan said.
“I would encourage you to invite your senior officials and mining companies to join you in Melbourne for IMARC.”
The conference will offer nine streams, including the Mining Ministerial Summit, which will promote global mining policy and regulation excellence and is an for opportunity senior government representatives to network with their international counterparts to develop joint initiatives and partnerships.
“Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and the birthplace of mining in Australia, dating back to our gold rushes of the 1850s.
“The city remains a hub for mining and mining services with iconic companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Oz Minerals, MMG Ltd, Newcrest Mining and Orica calling Melbourne home.
“Melbourne is also Australia’s centre for mining finance and the home of a vibrant and globally connected mining, equipment, technology and services industry.”
IMARC will cover a whole range of themes from the financial environment, competitiveness and productivity to social responsibility and indigenous rights.
The three simultaneous streams of deliberation at IMARC will be policy, technology and skills, and investment.
“I encourage you to take advantage of some of the great experiences that Melbourne and Victoria offer while you are here. The city has a distinct atmosphere, owing to its multicultural population, vibrant food and wine culture, and its unique architectural history.
“I am sure you will find this conference a great opportunity not only to hear about the latest developments in the global industry, but to learn more about what Australia has to offer and make connections that will open doors to new opportunities.”