This year’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will feature a range of different workshops led by industry experts, providing first-hand insights and knowledge in an interactive and hands on environment.

IMARCIMARC will be held from November 7-10 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre with conference sessions from November 7-10 and the exhibition open from November 8-10.

RungePincockMinarco will host the Mining for Non Miners workshop on Monday, November 7 will provide participants from a non-mining background with greater understanding of the operational practices pivotal to the mining industry, be able to interpret essential terminology and feel more comfortable interacting with core mining staff. It is ideal for those who are looking to achieve effective working relationships with core mining staff or who have peripheral contact with the mining industry.

The Mining Law and Transactions Workshops will also be held on November 7. The first, Structuring Mining and Resources Transactions, will be from 9am-12pm. It will provide an overview of key structuring concerns for resources joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Discussing aspects that can impact on a successful transaction, and review principal legal and commercial terms, the workshop is appropriate for any resources sector participant considering to joint venture or sell or acquire resources assets.

The second, Offtake, Marketing, Streaming and Take or Pay Agreements, will be from 2pm-5pm. This workshop will review each of these commercial contract structures and consider key issues that are relevant for the investor, mine owners and managers, and off takers in managing commercial arrangements related to resources assets.

METS Ignited, in conjunction with CSIRO, will host the Disruptive Technologies Workshop on November 7. IoT, big data and analytics based on sensor technology are among the digital tools which will deliver productivity gains in the Mining and METS sector in the future. Preparing your business strategy and resource planning to integrate and leverage these disruptive technologies is critical to Australia remaining a global leader in mining.

METS Ignited is also hosting Knowledge Seminars at multiple times during the exhibition on November 8, 9 and 10. These will enable participants to learn more about access to capital, interoperability, living labs, export market access, CRC-Ore and more. These events will be delivered by leaders in each topic and offer participants excellent engagement and discussion opportunities.

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