Frequently asked questions

Find out the answers to frequently asked IMARC questions.

Yes, we are excited to welcome the industry back to Melbourne, in person at the Melbourne Showgrounds, from 25-27 October 2021.

With the world's borders still locked down, IMARC 2021 will be a hybrid event, providing an opportunity for people from around the world to still participate virtually.

This year will see the introduction of a new venue to showcase our industry, giving us the opportunity to launch a brand-new outdoor exhibition space, allowing IMARC to showcase bigger and better machinery and equipment than ever before. To make way for this exciting event growth, we will move the 2021 International Mining and Resources Conference + EXPO (IMARC) to the Melbourne Showgrounds in 2021.

Moving the event to the Melbourne Showgrounds also enables us to plan for an event with ample space for social distancing, following the current recommendations made by global and local health authorities. It will also allow us to pivot to outdoor spaces to ensure we can welcome as many of our industry friends to IMARC in 2021 within our COVID-19 Safe Guidelines.

As a hybrid event, IMARC 2021 will attract both in-person and virtual attendees.

With the world’s borders still locked down, IMARC 2021 will welcome international attendees via our online platform.

All attendees that have registered will receive their log in details to the platform via email. Once logged in, all attendees will be able to plan their week at IMARC by adding sessions to their diary, and schedule meetings, if you have purchased a ticket that includes meeting access.

Different ticket types will be available to watch content, interact live, build your business or to schedule and attend in-person and video meetings with potential clients from around the globe. Sponsors will also be able to choose hybrid opportunities to ensure they get the best return on their investment.

Our platform will enable attendees to stream live conference sessions and ask questions via live chat. For in-person attendees, the live chat can be joined by downloading an app. If attendees are logging in from a different time zone, you can simply re-play all the presentations On Demand.

Both international and in-person attendees will be able to connect via live chat, and depending on your ticket type, you can also schedule either video, or in-person meetings to take place during the event days through our IMARC Connect service. By pre-qualifying your needs, IMARC Connect gives you the power to search by industry, region, job title, commodity and much more. Enabling you to identify the right attendees and schedule lucrative meetings, leading to more deals and opportunities.

Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at the coming IMARC in Melbourne, from 25-27 October 2021. Australian businesses can apply for grants between $10,000 and $250,000.

To find out if your business is eligible please visit business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Applications for this program close on the 30th of March 2021 or until all funding has been allocated.

The IMARC team is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our attendees. Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us and as such we will ensure that precautionary guidelines are in place and all necessary steps towards a safe environment are taken to ensure you safely get back to business in person. We will be following the current recommendations made by global and local health authorities.

For more information, you can read Beacon Events COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines here.

Please note that whilst we have implemented best practice security measures through our online platform provider, we still require your cooperation in this regard.

We are asking all sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to remain vigilant when replying to any emails received. Please ensure you only reply to verified & known email addresses.

The most common security threat would be receipt of an email from a fraudulent account, commonly referred to as a Phishing Email.

Examples of characteristics of a Phishing email include:

  • The email makes unrealistic threats or demands e.g.: reply now or your login will be cancelled
  • There is a catch e.g.: you may be asked to send money for expenses or fees
  • Poor spelling or grammar e.g.: replacing letters with numbers and symbols
  • A mismatched URL e.g.: ensure any hyperlinked addresses match the embedded link
  • You are asked for sensitive information e.g.: request for a password or credit card details

If you believe you have received a "Phishing" email or link, please follow this procedure:

  • Do not click any link or reply to the email in question
  • Take a screenshot of the email you have received
  • Send an email with the screenshot attached to our security team via [email protected]

Please note that whilst we have implemented best practice security measures through our online platform provider, we still require your cooperation in this regard.

We are asking all sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to remain vigilant when replying to any emails received. Please ensure you only reply to verified & known email addresses.

The most common security threat would be receipt of an email from a fraudulent account, commonly referred to as a Phishing Email.

Examples of characteristics of a Phishing email include:

  • The email makes unrealistic threats or demands e.g.: reply now or your login will be cancelled
  • There is a catch e.g.: you may be asked to send money for expenses or fees
  • Poor spelling or grammar e.g.: replacing letters with numbers and symbols
  • A mismatched URL e.g.: ensure any hyperlinked addresses match the embedded link
  • You are asked for sensitive information e.g.: request for a password or credit card details

If you believe you have received a "Phishing" email or link, please follow this procedure:

  • Do not click any link or reply to the email in question
  • Take a screenshot of the email you have received
  • Send an email with the screenshot attached to our security team via [email protected]

Please beware of people offering to sell any of our event delegate lists, either for Mines and Money or IMARC. We would like to reassure you that we do not sell our data to third parties and that this is a scam. We urge you not to give out credit card details or other information to anyone contacting you offering to sell details of attendees to our events.

For more information, please refer to our privacy policy.

Pre-event please check IMARC for the most up to date security information.

Note the only active websites for this event are:

With the world’s borders still locked down, IMARC 2021 will welcome international attendees via our online platform.

All attendees that have registered will receive their log in details to the platform via email. Once logged in, all attendees will be able to stream live conference sessions and ask questions via live chat or catch up on presentations with our On Demand feature.

Both international and in-person attendees will be able to connect via live chat, and schedule video meetings to take place during the event days through our IMARC Connect service. By pre-qualifying your needs, IMARC Connect gives you the power to search by industry, region, job title, commodity and much more. Enabling you to identify the right attendees and schedule lucrative meetings, leading to more deals and opportunities.

Both international and in-person attendees will be able to connect via live chat, and schedule video meetings to take place during the event days through our IMARC Connect service.

By pre-qualifying your needs, IMARC Connect gives you the power to search by industry, region, job title, commodity and much more. Enabling you to identify the right attendees and schedule lucrative meetings, leading to more deals and opportunities.

You can register your interest in becoming a speaker by contacting us here.

By hosting the event at the Melbourne Showgrounds, it allows us to pivot to outdoor spaces or larger spaces if COVID restrictions happen to change, so we can continue to put on an event in line with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Provided the Client has paid in accordance with our payment terms, the Client may withdraw its participation at the Event for any reason provided 14 days’ notice is given before the Event is scheduled to be held. In the case of Client’s withdrawal, the full amount paid can be transferred to a future Event organised by Beacon. If the Event is cancelled by Beacon, then the Client will receive a full refund.

During this time, we continue to connect our customers across the world. Our IMARC team including Founding Partners AusIMM, Austmine, Mines and Money and the Victorian Government are working hard to deliver digital platforms and content for our up-and-coming events in order to keep you and your global networks informed and connected.

Click on the links below to view the opportunities;

All relevant information on becoming an AusIMM member can be found on the AusIMM website.

All relevant information on becoming an Austmine member can be found on the Austmine website.

Click here to enquire about Mines and Money events.

Click here for more information on how the Victorian Government is helping companies in the mining sector.