Balance for Better

As IMARC 2024 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 join us at IMARC on Gomora. IWIMRA return in 2024 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. Over 150 speakers at IMARC represent women in mining from financial, technical, operational and leadership roles, many of whom champion diversity and inclusion with their colleagues from across the industry. From topics and speakers providing technical presentations, investor insights, plenary keynotes, 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.

IMARC’s NextGen Program returns in 2024 with a larger number of participants and stronger engagement with primary, secondary and tertiary students at Australia’s largest mining event. We are expecting over 600 students at IMARC this year, attending with the support of several key industry organisations and partners. The Program includes guided expo walk-throughs, the Bright Future STEM activity and CoRE Learning Gamification zones, and both mentoring and mock-interview sessions.

If you or your group identifies with any of our Balance for Better initiatives, please feel free to reach out to our team to discuss opportunities for involvement at

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Conference Program

Welcoming Remarks
  • Tue, 29 Oct
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  • 11:30 - 11:35
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  • 5 min
IWIMRA Panel Discussion
Keynote Interview: Supporting the Skills and Employment Prospects of Indigenous Communities Across the Mining Sector
Keynote Interview: Boosting Economic Prosperity within First Nations Communities Through the Procurement of Indigenous Enterprises
Industry Panel Discussion: What Challenges Still Exist Between First Nations and Indigenous Partnerships and the Mining and Resources Sector?