IMARC 2017

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Min­ing is out of the dol­drums – and IMARC 2017 is go­ing all out. It isn’t just the big name speak­ers, ei­ther, be­cause the ex­hi­bi­tion floor is shap­ing up to be quite spec­tac­u­lar. And then there’s high­lights like the KPMG In­vest­ment Arena In­vest­ment Bat­tles, where emerg­ing min­ing, re­new­able en­ergy and tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies go head to head in front of lead­ing in­vestors, pitch­ing for feed­back, in­vest­ment and prizes – Shark Tank style. reuben adams gets the de­tails from event di­rec­tor anita richards. Q. 2016 was a roller­coaster for min­ing, but fin­ished on a high note. How would you char­ac­terise 2017?

We are def­i­nitely see­ing signs of growth in the mar­ket. We are see­ing a resur­gence in ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery in Aus­tralia, which is a great sign for the in­dus­try.

The event is show­ing record at­ten­dance al­ready, which is a healthy sign that the in­dus­try is re­cov­er­ing.

Q. Can you ex­plain the ori­gin and sig­nif­i­cance of the con­fer­ence theme ‘Cre­at­ing Value through Col­lab­o­ra­tion’?

Col­lab­o­ra­tion is the bedrock of this in­dus­try.

Whether it is with ge­ol­o­gists, min­ers, METS com­pa­nies, con­trac­tors or in­vestors, col­lab­o­ra­tion is the only way to in­no­vate and find true value.

This theme was cre­ated by the IMARC ad­vi­sory board un­der­stand­ing that by col­lab­o­rat­ing and work­ing to­gether we are all able to achieve more with less.

Q. What ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights or demonstration high­lights can at­ten­dees look for­ward to?

Lieb­herr will have its newly launched and award win­ning D 98 en­gine se­ries on show for the first time in Aus­tralia. As the most tech­ni­cally in­no­va­tive en­gine yet, the D 9812 will be com­ple­mented by a selec­tion of the Ger­man com­pany’s ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy for min­ing.

In­situ Pa­cific (Boe­ing) will have one of its fixed wing Re­motely Pi­loted Air­borne Ser­vices (RPAS) planes hang­ing from the roof of IMARC.

BHP and METS Ig­nited con­tinue their on­go­ing sup­port for IMARC host­ing the two del­e­gate lounges at the event.

This year event in­cludes the launch of the KPMG Col­lab­o­ra­tion Arena, an open-air theatre on the IMARC ex­hi­bi­tion floor which will fea­ture com­pli­men­tary sem­i­nars for all pass types. Thurs­day’s free con­tent will see a num­ber of emerg­ing min­ing, re­new­able en­ergy and tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies go head to head in front of lead­ing in­vestors, pitch­ing for feed­back, in­vest­ment and prizes, in a Shark Tank style in­vest­ment bat­tle.

Q. What are the ben­e­fits of the One-on-One Meet­ing Plan­ner App?

The one-on-one meet­ing plan­ner en­ables at­ten­dees to make the most out of their time at IMARC.

Del­e­gates are given ac­cess four weeks prior to the event so they can make con­tact with speak­ers, spon­sors, ex­hibitors and other del­e­gates in the lead up to the event.

The meet­ing plan­ner not only al­lows del­e­gates to see who else will be in at­ten­dance, but they can also fil­ter by in­dus­try, re­gion, typ­i­cal size of in­vest­ments as well as in­vestor’s pref­er­ences and send direct mes­sages and meet­ing re­quests.

This en­ables at­ten­dees to max­imise their time and ar­range high value meet­ings with who they want, when they want.

Q. Why is IMARC a must-at­tend event for min­ing pro­fes­sion­als in 2017?

As Aus­tralia’s largest min­ing event, it is the only place where you can con­nect with the en­tire in­dus­try un­der the one roof in­clud­ing min­ing lead­ers, pol­icy mak­ers, in­vestors, com­mod­ity buy­ers, tech­ni­cal ex­perts, in­no­va­tors and ed­u­ca­tors.

IMARC is a truly in­ter­na­tional event, draw­ing at­ten­dance from over 60 coun­tries in­clud­ing min­ing min­is­ters and se­nior govern­ment of­fi­cials from over 25 sig­nif­i­cant and emerg­ing min­ing ju­ris­dic­tions such as Ecuador, Iran, Mon­go­lia, Green­land and Saudi Ara­bia to name a few.

The con­fer­ence cov­ers all as­pects of min­ing from ex­plo­ration to in­vest­ment, pro­duc­tion to op­ti­mi­sa­tion through to new tech­nol­ogy, fu­ture en­ergy, as well as min­ing in­fra­struc­ture.

There are over 45 hours’ worth of net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties at this year’s event in­clud­ing the flag­ship gala din­ner (sold out last year), round ta­ble dis­cus­sions, and daily cock­tail re­cep­tions for del­e­gates.

The free ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures over 100 lead­ing com­pa­nies show­cas­ing the lat­est in­no­va­tions, tech­nol­ogy and ser­vices the in­dus­try has on of­fer and in­cludes some of the big­gest names in the in­dus­try such as BHP, Lieb­herr, Cater­pil­lar, HATCH, Sand­vik, Snow­den, Mineware and Mi­crosoft.

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