IMARC Gala Dinner

2 November 2023

The IMARC 2023 Gala Dinner welcomed the who's who of mining, making it the ideal place to host clients and network with the industry's key players.

Guests enjoyed drinks and a three-course meal throughout a night of entertainment, as they celebrated mining excellence and outstanding achievements in the METS and mining sectors.

That year, in celebration of 10 years of IMARC and the industry, there was a very special line-up, featuring some of Australia's sporting greats.

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The lineup for 2023

Stephanie Brantz

Gala Dinner Emcee

Stephanie Brantz

  • Chair, DFAT - Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council and Deputy Chair
  • Football NSW

Green and Gold: Mining and the Wallabies A fireside chat between two Australian Rugby Captains

Nathan Sharpe

Interviewer

Nathan Sharpe

  • (116 Tests for Australia, 10 as Captain, 12 Year International Career)
  • Former Australian Rugby Union Player
John Eales

Interviewee

John Eales

  • (86 Tests for Australia, 55 as Captain, 11 Year International Career)
  • Former Australian Rugby Union Player

IWIMRA 2023 Art Silent Auction

The artwork from IMARC 2023 was silent auctioned at the IMARC Gala Dinner. The proceeds of the art went towards IMARC's First Nations partner IWIMRA.

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IMARC Gala Dinner entertainment

IMARC Gala Dinner entertainment

Attendees enjoyed the dinner and after-dinner entertainment of The Carly Champion Band, one of Australia's hottest and most sought-after cover bands! The Carly Champion Band have collectively found their signature sound, and offer something unique and different to their listeners. Their vast repertoire provides a suitable mood for any occasion. From the very latest hits to old school Rock, Soul & Blues, they entertained our IMARC Gala Dinner guests.

ABC Refinery IMARC 10th Anniversary Gold Bar

With thanks to ABC Refinery, Gala Dinner guests had the opportunity to hold and have their photo taken with a $1M Gold Bar. Weighing 12.5kg and etched with the IMARC 10 Year logo, this provided the perfect memento to mark the occasion of their visit to IMARC, Australia's largest mining event. Attendees made sure to capture the moment and shared it with others via socials using the hashtag #IMARC.

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Bright Future STEM Raffle

AREEA, in partnership with IMARC’s Next Gen Program, presented a Bright Future STEM prize pack that the lucky raffle winner was able to ‘pay it forward’ by donating to a primary school of their choice, in coordination with AREEA. Tickets were available to purchase during the Gala Dinner, and all funds raised were donated to Bright Future STEM, assisting them to continue delivering their outstanding program to schools across Australia. The Bright Future STEM prize pack included activities that related to key STEM disciplines required by the resources and energy industry. The resources included in the prize pack could be used by a whole class, suitable for year five and six students, making it a wonderful and generous donation for a school to use. AREEA worked with the prize winner to determine if the prize winner’s selected school would like the Bright Future STEM program to be delivered in full at the school during 2024. This prize supported the industries much needed effort in connecting and engaging the next generation with the amazing work and contribution of Australia’s resources and energy industry.