IMARC unites the investment community

Where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future, IMARC is shaping up as a must-attend event for the industry in early 2022. 

As the leading international event series connecting sophisticated investors from around the world with mining company management teams both online and in person. 

Mines and Money will leverage off the scale of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) and bring its unrivalled network of thousands of investors in-person to Melbourne, and online for those that cannot attend in-person.

Being co-located alongside Australia’s largest mining event, will not only put mining companies in front of the hundreds of investors that attend Mines and Money events, but will also reach thousands of private investors, with the event expecting upwards of 8000 attendees.

Mines and Money @IMARC provides an excellent opportunity to identify and compare new investments. 

With professional investors meeting exciting explorers on the cusp of the next big discovery, near-production development companies and cash generative producers to discuss their next big mining investment. 

Gain insights into commodity trends that will guide your investments

Gold, silver, copper and battery metals are just some of the commodities you can expect to hear about from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment and finance with more than 250 mining and resource experts providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights into current commodity trends that can shape investment strategy. 

Connect with senior management of mining companies

More than 800 mining and energy companies are expected to attend the event. From diversified majors such as BHP, Rio Tinto and South32; to gold mid-tiers including OceanaGold and Evolution Mining; through to some of the most compelling exploration and development companies such as Multicom Resources and Wiluna Mining.

You will be able to assess and compare a range of companies from around the globe, across the commodity spectrum and at all stages of the life cycle by connecting with the senior management of mining companies directly on the expo floor.

Hundreds of networking opportunities

Whether you’re looking for private equity, or private investors, there will be ample opportunity for you to meet thousands of decision makers, mining leaders, investors and financiers with more than 70 hours of networking opportunities.

Our bespoke AI-driven matchmaking platform pre-qualifies your investment needs and gives you the power to search investors by type, commodities, project stages, regions and stock exchanges of interest.

Enabling you to identify the right investors for your projects so you can schedule lucrative meetings, leading to more deals and opportunities.

In-person and online

As a hybrid event, you can expect more meetings, more connections and to meet more international investors than ever before.

The hybrid event will welcome Australian attendees in-person to Melbourne, and international attendees from more than 130 countries online from January 31 – February 2, 2022.

Claim your complimentary investor pass at Not an investor? Not to worry – receive 10 per cent off delegate passes by registering with the discount code AUSRI. 


Listen to insights from some of the greatest leaders in mining, including:  

  • Johan van Jaarsveld, chief development officer, BHP 
  • Sandeep Biswas, managing director & chief executive officer, Newcrest Mining 
  • Wendy Holdenson, chief operating officer, Mitsui & Co (Australia) 
  • Troy Hey, executive general manager – corporate relations, MMG 
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, chief executive officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) 
  • James Agar, group procurement officer, BHP 
  • Mark Cutifani, chief executive officer, Anglo American 
  • Lisa Ali, chief people & sustainability officer, Newcrest Mining 
  • Rt The Hon. Helen Clark, chair, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) 
  • Ian Hamm, chair, First Nations Foundation 
  • Tom Palmer, president & chief executive officer, Newmont 
  • Chris Griffith, chief executive officer, Gold Fields 
  • Joanne Woo, global VP, division head of marketing & communications, ABB 
  • Tony Makuch, president & chief executive officer, Kirkland Lake Gold 
  • Michael Nossal, chair, IGO 
  • Robyn Dittrich, VP, procurement – technology, communities & enterprise, BHP. 


Webinar: Unlocking efficient and productive growth in mining

Thursday 9 December, 3:00pm – 3:45pm AEDT

Join Austmine and Salesforce for an exclusive conversation about digital transformation with Craig Walker, former chief information officer (CIO) of Shell.

With 30+ years of global business experience, Craig understands the modern challenges of a CIO.

He will explore the impact of digital innovation in the mining industry and how it is transforming the way organisations operate, reflecting on how he unlocked efficiency, gained productivity and minimised risk on a global scale.

Craig will also explore the opportunity to mine your data, providing insights into how to extract value and operationalise your data properly, to avoid leaving value on the table.

This is a chance to explore and discuss recent innovations and technological developments that Salesforce can offer, focusing on changing the workforce, artificial intelligence & connectivity, and digital transformation.


This webinar is free to attend. Login to the self-service portal to register. For assistance, please contact


Craig Walker – Salesforce senior vice president and strategic advisor in the office of chief executive officer.

Craig joined Salesforce from Shell where he has 32 years of oil and gas experience with key assignments in all regions, and in both upstream and downstream.

As a global CIO of one of Salesforce’s largest customers, he has a deep understanding of the challenges that face a modern CIO.

At Shell, he was responsible for the Salesforce executive relationship, and he trailblazed the setup of a global internal Salesforce Centre of Competence with 200+ people to drive the adoption and phenomenal growth of Salesforce solutions within all areas of Shell’s businesses, while significantly reducing IT operating costs.

Craig spent the last 15 years as a global CIO transforming the trading, supply, and downstream businesses (trading and supply, shipping, manufacturing, chemicals, B2B, and B2C).

Craig also served for six years as an associate partner in KPMG Consulting.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards

The Prospect Awards will return to in-person proceedings this year, after pandemic restrictions hampered the event in 2020. The Prospects are the most esteemed and prestigious awards in the Australian mining and minerals processing industry.

Since 2004, the Australian Mining Prospect Awards have been the only national awards program to stop, take a look at what the mining industry is doing, and reward those who are excelling and going above and beyond, recognising and rewarding innovation.

Nominations for the awards are free and must be submitted by August 20 to recognise companies and sites from across Australia.

Join us for an evening of celebration as we acknowledge the collective success of the industry.

New Leaders Conference 2021

AusIMM’s New Leaders Conference returns in September 2021 providing young mining professionals with an exclusive opportunity to learn from, and engage with renowned mining leaders.

Delivered in person and online, this outstanding conference provides access to engaging presentations and discussions on topics and issues impacting young professionals based on the thought-provoking theme, ‘Champions of Change’.

Topics explored during the conference include leadership growth and development, diversity and inclusion, social and environmental impacts, safety leadership and mental health, and technology trends.

Join delegates from around the world to hear from leading global experts, participate in robust discussions, see the latest mining innovations, and meet with speakers and peers at networking events.

The New Leaders Conference will take place from September 28-29, 2021.

Lithium Battery and Energy Metals Conference 2021

Following successful Lithium and Battery Metals Conferences in 2018, 2019 and 2020, AusIMM will host another future-focused event over two days to showcase the latest industry efforts to expand lithium’s market presence.

Perth’s Murdoch University will see over 200 industry professionals come together to discuss the potential for lithium and associated metals to advance the global electrification process, and the impact of COVID-19 on global commodities.

Keynote speakers will include Ken Brinsden from Pilbara Minerals, which continues to run the Pilgangoora lithium operation to its peak; Matt Dusci from IGO, which recently joined the Electric Mine Consortium; and chief executive officer at the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia, Nicole Roocke.

The Lithium Battery and Energy Metals Conference 2021 will take place from September 1-2.