Over 7,000 delegates from more than 80 countries attended last week’s International Mining and Resources Conference. IMARC showcases all that Victoria has to offer the mining and resources sector – above and below the ground.
The Victorian Government stand highlighted some of the state’s most innovative technology and mining services companies. These export-orientated businesses are producing a diverse range of products servicing the mining sector in workplace safety, emergency response, blockchain solutions, knowledge exchange, manufacturing and geological analysis.
IMARC is the largest annual mining conference in Australia and Melbourne is the natural home for such an event with Victoria home to the headquarters of BHP, MMG, Oceanagold, Newcrest Mining, Alumina, Incitec Pivot, St Barbara and Orica, as well as Rio Tinto’s Asia Pacific headquarters.
The conference was also the perfect location to announce that more ground would be made available for minerals exploration to the east and northeast of Bendigo through a competitive tender.
Minerals exploration is growing In Victoria.
Growth in minerals exploration spending in Victoria has outpaced the nation for the fourth consecutive year. Year on year, more minerals are being found in Victoria and more companies are searching to see where mineral deposits may exist.