Networking Opportunities

As the first industry event in the 2022 calendar, IMARC will provide an opportunity for the mining and resources industry to reconnect after a two-year hiatus of in-person events due to lockdowns and restrictions.

Whilst the event may look different this year, the heart of IMARC continues to be the drive to bring people together. Networking and connections are at the core of everything we do and this year we’re committed to making it easier than ever for you to reach the people you should know and connect with existing clients and prospects.

Kick off the new year at IMARC in the sunshine, and in-person, enjoying the best that Melbourne has to offer, including brand new outdoor networking functions making the most of IMARC in the summer. 

With over 70 hours of networking at this year’s event, there will be ample opportunity for you to meet thousands of decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators, and educators both in-person and online.

As a hybrid event, attendees are no longer constrained by geographic boundaries, so you can expect to meet more international attendees than ever before with virtual participation from over 130 countries.  

IMARC Connect

Our bespoke IMARC Connect meeting platform takes the work out of networking. By pre-qualifying your needs, IMARC Connect gives you the power to search by industry, region, job title, commodity and much more. Enabling you to identify the right attendees and schedule lucrative meetings, leading to more deals and opportunities. 2019 saw over 4,600 meetings requested through the IMARC Connect Meeting Planner. With over $46 million in business reported to have been generated at IMARC and a further $100.3 million in investments made, meetings through IMARC Connect lead to business outcomes. So if you want to generate valuable leads and build new relationships, register for a ticket that includes access to IMARC Connect now.

IMARC Gala Dinner

The IMARC Gala Dinner will host the who's who in mining on Wednesday the 2nd of February 2022. Celebrating mining excellence and outstanding achievements in the METS and mining sectors, it is the ideal place to host your clients and network with industry's key players. The night entails entertainment, guest speakers, awards presentations, drinks and a sumptuous three course dining experience. Purchase a table or a single ticket to ensure you're at this year's most sought after industry event. Table of 10: $3,750 Individual Ticket: $375

Daily Delegate networking receptions

Each day of the event concludes with a delegate networking reception in one of the lounges on the exhibition floor. With IMARC now in the summer we will be making the most of the outdoors, with outdoor networking functions and dining, all surrounded by an outdoor exhibition area showcasing some impressive heavy equipment. This is the place to meet exhibitors, speakers and attendees all in the one place.

IMARC after dark series

Each day of IMARC concludes with a series of networking receptions hosted by IMARC, or by one of IMARC's Founding Partners, the Victorian Government, Austmine, AusIMM and Mines and Money. These events are the place to meet exhibitors, speakers and attendees all in the one place over a casual drink.

Virtual Networking Opportunities

As a hybrid event, you can expect more meetings, more connections and to meet more international attendees than ever before with an interactive program that includes daily virtual networking functions, private video meetings, and live Q&A. Interact with our speakers and take part in a live chat to connect with attendees from around the globe.


Easily navigate your way around the event from the palm of your hand, with information about speakers, sessions, and the location of sponsors and exhibitors. You will also be able to participate in live Q&A and polls during presentations, as well as access your meeting schedule at your fingertips. Free for all delegates to attend.

Next Gen Program For Students and Future Leaders

A dedicated program for Students, Graduates and Young Professionals. Providing an opportunity for our future workforce and practitioners to meet and be inspired by a range of diverse professionals at a fast-paced, global event, so they recognise where they can make their mark.