The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will return to Sydney in 2023 after this year’s successful expo was held this month at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
More than 7,500 delegates from across the globe attended IMARC 2022 bringing a $17 million boost to the local economy.
“It has been a massive week for mining in NSW and an exciting time for our State to spruik our globally significant deposits of critical minerals and capitalise on their increasing demand across the world,” said NSW Deputy Premier and Resources Minister Paul Toole
“This year NSW secured IMARC – the biggest event on the mining calendar – for the first time in its history and I’m pleased to say this event has led to a $17 million boost to the State’s economy”.
Toole said IMARC helped to connect global mining leaders, government, innovators, and educators from more than 100 countries.
“We took advantage of this opportunity to showcase what NSW has to offer through our Critical Minerals Investment Showcase and the launch of the updated NSW Mining Investor Register which connects 15 investment-ready projects with both domestic and international investors,” he said.
“Exciting things are happening in the critical minerals and high-tech metals sector and NSW is ideally placed to be a global leader when it comes to developing emerging technologies for key defence, medical and aerospace industries.”
Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said securing the event for a second year is a major coup for Sydney.
“This is great result for Sydney, and is a testament to what can be achieved when industry and government come together in a truly collaborative partnership around a shared goal to build industries of the future,” she said.