Meeting Of The Mines In Melbourne

05 December 2017

The world’s most liveable city will be on show when the most prestigious gatherings of top global mining company chief executives converge next year in Melbourne for two high profile industry events.

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has announced today it will hold one of its bi-annual Council meetings in Melbourne. ICMM brings together CEOs of the biggest mining companies, such as BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Glencore, Codelco and Mitsubishi Materials.

The ICMM Council meeting will take place in late October, coinciding with the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC 2018) in Melbourne that attracts around 4000 delegates and scores of international government missions.

This is a commercial coup for Melbourne and further builds this city’s reputation as a world class destination to establish global headquarters and conduct business in a strong AAA-rated economy.

ICMM represents 25 of the world’s largest mining and metals companies and more than 30 commodity and national associations at the CEO level.

They directly employ more than 1 million people around the world, including North and South America, Africa, Europe, Japan, Russia and Australia.

Mining is intrinsically linked with this state, with Victorian-based firms accounting for 76 per cent of mining market capitalisation and 83 per cent of mining revenue in the ASX100 in 2016.

Together, the ICMM and IMARC 2018 present an unprecedented opportunity for local companies to promote their talents in the Mining Equipment Technology and Services sector to global decision-makers.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Resources Tim Pallas

“We’re excited the International Council on Mining and Metals has chosen Melbourne to hold one of its bi-annual Council meetings, coinciding with the Southern Hemisphere’s most important mining conference – IMARC 2018.”

“It demonstrates Melbourne is both the world’s most liveable city and a top business and investment destination.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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