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Mining Event | IMARC | The International Mining and Resources Conference

IMARC | The International Mining and Resources Conference  is Australia’s largest mining conference

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


Workshops:  30 October 2017

Conference & Exhibition: 31 October – 2 November 2017


The 2017 conference will centre on the theme of ‘Creating Value Through Collaboration’, covering all aspects of mining; from exploration to investment, production to optimisation through to new technology, future energy as well as the brand new one day programme on mining infrastructure from pit to port; it truly is the one-stop event for the entire industry.



Excellence in Mining will offer a day long conference exploring essential strategies for best practice in a future focused mining business climate.

This year’s programme will take a strong focus on four main tenets of mining operational excellence including international supply chain development for the METS and mining sectors; best practice workforce development in mining; key developments in mine safety and fundamental considerations when recovering from a pause to effectively restore mining operations from a slow down or care and maintenance.

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IMARC’s Finance and Investment streams will explore key global trends, high level market analysis and expert insights into the latest developments impacting the mining industry, as well as showcasing a broad spectrum of mining companies and commodities actively seeking investors.

Discussion topics at the forefront of the agenda for this year will include key global resource commodity export and production trends and implications for miners and investors, implications of mergers, acquisitions and divestments across the mining industry worldwide, and key market and regulatory changes that will be necessary to increase the value and volume of investment deal flow into the mining industry.

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Massive opportunities for miners and investors are emerging from future energy with the global growth of renewables and battery storage, making cobalt, lithium and graphite some of the fastest climbing commodities in the world.

Recognising the significance of these global developments, for the second year running, IMARC will include a day long stream focused on future energy developments impacting the mining sector.

Mine sites around the world are replacing diesel and gas fired power with large scale solar plants and energy storage, saving not only costs but also the environment.

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Recognising the projected growth in demand for infrastructure in mining regions that will fuel opportunity for industry, governments, investors and individuals alike, this year’s International Mining and Resources Conference will include a full day conference on Mining Infrastructure in Melbourne on Wednesday 1 November

This section of the programme will look at major local and international infrastructure developments that are supporting the mining sector as well as the latest pit to port transport and logistics innovations and leading edge developments in water supply and removal, energy and community infrastructure.

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The world’s most critical developments in mining technology, the latest innovations driving the future of the sector will be on show in 2017 with a strong focus on creating value through collaboration.

The next wave of tools emerging supporting practical and tangible productivity enhancement across mine sites will be at the fore of discussions. Learn how these tools can be best adopted and utilised in mining operations ensuring value for money.

Industry 4.0 developments and implications for the sector, IoT, robotics, automation, remote operations, and latest advances in technologies supporting on the ground advances in mining productivity will all be at the forefront of discussions.

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Social and environmental responsibility has moved from a “nice to have” element of mining business operations to a critical strategic objective across the mining sector.  The perceived right to have a presence of place in a community is as critical as any government approval.  Mining businesses must understand and apply the concept of “shared value” – reframing mining as an activity that supports everyone it impacts in a positive way.

Diversity and inclusion of all genders across business operations is a critical element of social responsibility.  As is fostering Indigenous community and economic development through mineral resource activities – acting as a positive and empowering force for first peoples worldwide.

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