The International Mining and Resources Conference was held at the Melbourne convention centre from 29-31 October.
While the conference is a high-profile mining event in it’s own right, this year saw it receive additional attention from thousands, of activists all loosely committed to climate change.
The groups ranged from labour unions to Stop Adani and GetUp… the groups gathered outside the convention centre and only a significant police presence made it safe for delegates to enter through the crowd.
Inside the Convention centre, it was business as usual with IMARC’s biggest year yet.
The conference attracted more than 7,000 delegates from all over the world.
The conference runs four separate theatres simultaneously with presentations commencing at 0830 in the morning and running all day.
This year, Cannings Purple was proud to be a content partner of the conference and a number of our valued clients also took part in the programme.
Cannings Purple’s own Peta Baldwin chaired a series of sessions while Warrick Hazeldine facilitated a session on Mining Finance and Investment.
Michael Wilkes of OceanaGold received the legend award at a packed gala dinner where Pat Cash as keynote, spoke at length about his colourful tennis career.
IMARC are taking bookings for their 2020 show in Melbourne and Cannings Purple is looking forward to being there again alongside many of our clients.