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IMARC: a truly international mining event

More than 20 international government ministers and hundreds of mining industry leaders from 55 countries are expected to converge in Melbourne next week for Australia’s largest international mining and resources event.

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will run from Monday 7 November until Thursday 7 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More than 2,500 mining leaders, policy makers, financiers and other experts will attend IMARC, with almost 20% of delegates coming from all corners of the globe.  Nations being represented range from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

Government ministers and delegations from more than 20 countries have also indicated they will be attending IMARC, including those from Czech Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela.

The India and Moroccan Governments will also be exhibiting at IMARC, aiming to reach the conference’s global audience.

The conference has the support of a broad range of international business councils and chambers of commerce, including the Australia China Business Council, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian Chamber of Mines, and Australia-Latin America Business Council.  See below for full list

IMARC Event Director Anita Richards said pre-registration for this year’s event had attracted more international delegates than the previous years, signalling renewed interest and confidence in the global mining and resources industry.

“Mining and resources remains the powerhouse for the world’s economy and development, and IMARC 2016 will bring together leaders in all aspects of the mining value chain worldwide,” she said.

“At IMARC, the world’s industry leaders come together for a global perspective of mining with an Australian accent.”

More information at www.imarcmelbourne.com

International Government Ministers and Representatives

Ministers and government representatives from the following countries have indicated their intention to attend IMARC 2016.

Global Region Countries & Representation
Middle East /


Ethiopia: Ministerial level
Jordan:  Minister and Senior Mining Officials
Mauritius: Ministerial level
Iran: IMIDRO and MP
Lebanon: The Charge D’affairs
Saudi Arabia: Sheikh Salman Al Othaim
Iraq: Deputy Minister and Government Officials
Morocco: ONHYM
Sudan: Minister
Malawi: Senior Mining officials
South Africa: COS and Senior Mining officials
South America Ecuador: Ministerial Level
Venezuela: Minister, Vice and Senior Officials
Argentina: Chief of Cabinet
Guyana, Uruguay
Asia Laos
India: State Sec Coal, Gov Karnataka and Government Representatives
Europe Kazakhstan: Ministerial level
Belarus: Minister and Representatives
Czech Republic: Senior Official

IMARC’s partnerships with business councils and chambers of commerce:

  • Australia China Business Council
  • Argentine Chamber of Commerce
  • Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce
  • Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Australia India Business Council
  • German-Australia Chamber of Commerce
  • Malaysian Chamber of Mines
  • AusCham Chile Chamber of Commerce
  • Australia-Latin America Business Council
  • Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council
  • Australia Fiji Business Council
  • Australia Pacific Islands Business Council 

Where delegates at IMARC 2016 will come from:


Argentina Finland Kazakhstan Papua New Guinea Thailand
Australia France Kuwait Philippines Turkey
Belarus Germany Laos Saudi Arabia Ukraine
Belgium Ghana Malawi Senegal United Arab Emirates
Cambodia Hong Kong Malaysia Singapore United Kingdom
Canada India Malta South Africa Uruguay
Chile Indonesia Mongolia South Korea USA
China Iran Morocco Sudan Venezuela
Colombia Italy New Zealand Sweden Vietnam
Czech Republic Japan Nigeria Switzerland Zambia
Ecuador Jordan Pakistan Taiwan Zimbabwe