A record breaking number of delegates will file through the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as IMARC 2017 begins in earnest.
IMARC General Manager — Asia Pacific Anita Richards said the first day of Australia’s largest mining and resources conference would see some of the biggest names on the conference agenda.
“We’re thrilled to be able to kick off IMARC with such a strong line up,” Ms Richards said.
“Sanjeev Gupta from Liberty House and the GFG Alliance will get things rolling with an examination of Australian energy and how we can create a sustainable value proposition for Australian mining.
“It will also be absolutely fascinating to hear Nev Power’s insights on our industry after such a long and successful tenure as the CEO of Fortescue Metals.
“In the technology and innovation session we’ll be hearing from James Orsulak from Planetary Resources, who will fill us in on the latest breakthroughs in the use of robotics and automation in space – and that’s all before we get to lunch on day one!
“We’ll also hear from one of the most respected leaders in Australian mining — Roy Hill’s CEO Barry Fitzgerald.
“Barry will be presenting on supply chain development in mining which is truly the lifeblood of any efficient mining operation.
“The hardest decision delegates will have to make today is which session to choose.
“Last year’s IMARC saw us play host to more than 2,500 delegates from more than 50 countries.
“This year more than 3,500 delegates will attend from 77 countries – that’s 40 per cent of the countries on Earth.”
IMARC 2017 will feature:
• 4 days
• 5 conferences
• 7 workshops
• Over 45 hours of networking
• 188 speakers
The International Mining and Resources Conference will run from 30 October to 2 November 2017 with the free exhibition running from 31 November to 2 November.