As IMARC 2023 takes place on Gomora, land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, we wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners of the lands and waterways and pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and emerging. We are also delighted to have first nations speakers at IMARC from around the globe, including Vanessa Elliott, Ian Hamm, Florence Drummond, JP Gladu, and Melita Hegarty, to name a few. IWIMRA also return in 2023 as our First Nations Partner and will again have a welcoming space on the show floor for attendees to visit and contribute to.
IMARC continues its commitment to being an event that promotes Balance for Better; highlighting the impact and achievements of women in mining while also reflecting the strides being made industry-wide to be more gender balanced and showcase the industry-wide benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion. We have over 140 speakers at IMARC, representing women in mining from financial, technical, operational and leadership roles, many whom champion diversity and inclusion with their colleagues from across the industry.
From topics and speakers providing technical presentations, investor insights, the Talk it Forward Dialogue Tables, the plenary stage, and the IMARC Gala Dinner, IMARC’s commitment to Balance for Better & DEI is seen throughout.
IMARC provides and creates opportunities, welcoming people from all walks of life, and of all backgrounds.
We also have over 50 undergraduate and graduate attendees at IMARC, of which 15 are speaking within the conference program. Not to mention, the attendance of over 200 school students from four NSW schools as part of IMARC’s NextGen programs.