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 2021 both in person and online.

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

We are looking forward to meeting face-to-face again this year and IMARC's ability to connect mining and METS companies across the globe is more important than ever as we also reach out online to our International audience.

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 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 leading the way for people in resources, we shape careers, showcase leadership, create communities and uphold standards. AusIMM offers world-class professional development both in person and online for people all over the world, from international technical mining conferences to local community events.

We look forward to re-connecting with resources professionals and global industry leaders at IMARC 2021 to share knowledge, insights and expertise on key industry opportunities and innovations. We are thrilled to help bring together the people who are playing a leading role in underpinning the success of our sector and driving our economic recovery.

On behalf of AusIMM, thank you for supporting IMARC and we look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in October.

Stephen Durkin, Chief Executive Officer, AusIMM looking forward to IMARC 2021.

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.