The final day of IMARC 2017 brings a genuinely global flavour to the conference with presentations from many of the conference’s international delegates, but the biggest overseas speaker on day three is US-based environmental consultant Michael Shellenberger.
Mr Shellenberger wrote the ground-breaking work The Death of Environmentalism and is a strong advocate for the use of nuclear power in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
IMARC General Manager — Asia Pacific Anita Richards said Mr Shellenberger raised some challenging and thought-provoking ideas during his address.
“Michael Shellenberger is one of the most influential thinkers in the world today on environmental issues and sustainability,” Ms Richards said.
“His strong advocacy for having a rational, fact-based discussion about the role nuclear power can play in combatting global warming is all too rare in the debate about nuclear energy.
“At a time when Australia is in the midst of a fierce debate about our own energy future, Mr Shellenberger’s presentation is particularly timely.
“Ben Stockdale from Clean TeQ is also speaking during day three on opportunities in opportunities in future energy and technology metals and Frank Tudor from Horizon Power is discussing off-grid and microgrid opportunities.”
Two Australian miners exhibiting at IMARC — Navarre and Peninsula Mines — have seen their share prices rise throughout the course of the conference.
“We’ve seen some real upward momentum in our share price since the start of the conference,” Peninsula Mines Managing Director John Dugdale said.
“Right now it’s up by around 15 per cent since the start of the week.
“What that allows us to do is move to communicating the results of our high-grade zinc drilling program to the market and hopefully continue the appreciation of our share price.”
Day three’s international flavour will see presentations from the Minister of Mines for Ecuador Javier Cordova Unda, Mexico’s Under Secretary of Mining Mario Cantú and the Head of Greenland’s Geology Department Julie Hollis.
IMARC 2017 features:
- 4 days
- 5 conferences
- 7 workshops
- 30 international mining ministers
- Over 45 hours of networking
- 188 speakers
- 3,500 delegates from 77 countries
The International Mining and Resources Conference runs from 30 October to 2 November 2017 with the free exhibition running from 31 November to 2 November.