Founding partners

The IMARC Founding Partner Advisory Committee brings together Australia’s peak bodies to capatilise on shared knowledge, experience and reach to collaborate towards the overall success, ongoing growth and breadth of IMARC. The IMARC Founding Partners Advisory Committee strengthens engagement, between the industry, government, associations and builds a world class event with global reach here in Australia. The Founding Partners are the Victorian Government, Austmine, AusIMM and Mines and Money.

Victorian Government

John Krbaleski (Head of Resources)

Victoria’s resources sector is going from strength to strength and the state government is right behind the industry to ensure its continued growth.

Minerals exploration is at record-breaking levels coupled with increases in production of some of the highest-grade gold in the world, headlined by the Fosterville gold mine.

Underpinning the growth is world-leading geoscience programs. The Geological Survey of Victoria estimates that around 80 million ounces of gold is yet to be found. They have also identified areas of western Victoria with Andes-like copper potential.

Victoria’s potential as a minerals and mining destination is about so much more than outstanding exploration opportunities, strengthening mining results and world-class geoscience.

Home to leading mining companies, Melbourne continues to attract global businesses looking for Asia Pacific and Australian headquarters. The state hosts an array of METS companies that export their services to mining operations in all corners of the world. Matching these industry strengths with Australia’s best livability, cultural, leisure and sporting credentials, you have a winning formula.

IMARC may be different in 2020 but the event still presents tremendous opportunities for the resources sector across Australia and globally. Enjoy what’s on offer online in 2020 and we’ll see you in person in 2021.

John Krbaleski, Head of Resources, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) answers the below questions about IMARC Online 2020.


Christine Gibbs Stewart (Chief Executive Officer)

Austmine is very proud to be a Founding Partner of IMARC, and we look forward to welcoming everyone at IMARC Online.

IMARC Online’s line-up of speakers is truly impressive and their participation is a testament to the excellent reputation which IMARC has established globally.

Whilst we will not be meeting face-to-face this year, IMARC’s ability to connect mining and METS companies across the globe is more important than ever.

As the leading industry body for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, we are proud to say that our members lead the way in innovative solutions and world class best practice. We will continue to champion the Australian METS sector to be the best in the world, and IMARC gives us an important platform to do this.

We hope to connect with you at IMARC Online and look forward to welcoming everyone at IMARC 2021.


Stephen Durkin FAusIMM (CEO)

AusIMM is proud to be a Founding Partner of IMARC.

As the peak body for people working in resources sector, we shape careers, develop leaders, create communities and uphold standards.

In 2020, AusIMM is offering world-class online professional development including digital technical conferences, short courses, technical talks plus plenty of free content for mining professionals to continue to learn, connect and upskill.

We look forward to connecting with resources professionals and global industry leaders at IMARC Online to share knowledge, insights and expertise on key industry challenges, solutions and innovations that will propel our industry forward. This connection is more important than ever in a time of global uncertainty.

On behalf of AusIMM, thank you for supporting IMARC Online.

Stephen Durkin, Chief Executive Officer, AusIMM introduces IMARC Online 2020 and welcomes you to join the online community at mining this November.

Mines and Money

Anita Richards (Managing Director)

Mines and Money events connect senior investors from institutional funds, private equity groups, family offices and sector analysts with mining corporate management teams from producers, explorers and developers around the world.

In response to COVID-19, we have now successfully launched our Mines and Money Online Connect series. Connecting via our online video meeting platform. Fully integrated with our existing meeting planner, investors and miners can continue to have face-to-face discussions.

Our online meeting platform is open 24 hours a day for the duration of the event allowing mining companies to meet investors from wherever they are in the world without having to leave home. The online platform is simple to use, secure and allows you to showcase your presentation and interact face-to-face with the investors as normal.

Enjoy pre-scheduled, time-zone based online meetings between mining companies and investors at Mines and Money Online Connect. Our concierge service delivers high-profile, event networking capabilities using our powerful, bespoke online meeting platform.

Mines and Money is the number one international event series for capital-raising and mining investment.