IMARC (International Mining and Resources Conference) is Australia’s only one-stop, truly international mining event. It is where mining leaders, policy makers, financiers, technical experts, innovators and educators are all brought together under one roof. The conference was inaugurated last year and has received a positive response since. This year, the conference was held in the week after Spring Racing Carnival.
Swann Global has been the Executive Search partner for IMARC for the last two years. Swann also had the opportunity to exhibit a stand showcasing our services and expertise in the resources sector.
The list of speakers for this year was diverse and attracted large audiences. One of most popular themes was ‘Innovation’ in our industry. Prominent CEOs spoke about how their company practices grow through innovation and the importance of believing in innovation during these challenging times for our industry. Swann Global team members attended many of these talks and some of our favorites were Tony O’Neill and Donovan Waller from Anglo American, Mick Wilkes from Oceanagold, Nick Bowen from Orica, Vanessa Guthrie from Toro Energy and Nev Power from Fortescue Metals. The inspirational words by Owen Hegarty set the scene for a positive outlook for 2016.
Lorraine Meldrum, CEO Swann Global chaired a panel with the topic – “How important is the quality of the leadership team when it comes to making an investment decision?” Lorraine’s panel consisted of representatives of private equity firms from diverse backgrounds. They shared some interesting insights on how they assess the quality of leadership when they are conducting their due diligence regarding investment opportunities. Lorraine took some questions from the audience which in turn made the session very interactive.
The Swann Global team had a great three days at IMARC 2015 with lots of networking and knowledge building. We look forward to meeting you at IMARC 2016!