Indigenous Participation Program

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. 
IMARC welcomes the return of Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA) as its First Nations partner for the 2024 event, as well as other key industry and community groups that foster stronger connections and partnership opportunities between First Nations communities and the minerals and resources sector. 
The conference will feature first nations speakers from around the globe exploring complex challenges related to environmental and cultural heritage, how mining can boost the employment, skills and economic participation of the First Nations communities in which they operate, and increase the cultural capabilities for industry.
The partnerships aim to raise the profile of First Nations workers across the industry within Australia, and also worldwide. 

NEW for 2024! In partnership with Beacon Events, IWIMRA Artist Leah Cummins will reveal a unique artwork design for IMARC; representative of the relationship between First Nations communities and the minerals and resources sector, and the collaborative opportunities that exist at Australia’s largest mining event, IMARC. To find out more about how you can use this design in your own IMARC participation, please contact our team. 
As part of IMARC’s Indigenous Participation Program, we encourage mining industry executives that identify as Indigenous, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for an Indigenous Participation Program pass to attend IMARC 2024 by completing this form.


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Conference Program

Welcome to Country with Digeridoo & Songman
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?
Keynote Interview: How We’re Establishing Meaningful and Equitable Long-Term Partnerships For, and With, Mining Communities
Assessing What Kind of Initiatives are Providing the Greatest Value for Communities and Groups?
  • Tue, 29 Oct
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  • 14:35 - 14:55
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  • 20 min
Talk it Forward Dialogue Table: How Can We Better Monitor and Measure the Performance of Community Related Initiatives for Better Outcomes?
Keynote Interview: Beyond Indigenous Engagement and Employment: How First Nations Inclusion is Moving More Towards Co-Ownership, Design and Shared Prosperity