by PNG Business News - March 15, 2023


Returning for its seventh year due to ongoing industry demand, the PNG Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition and Conference (IMREC) will be held in Port Moresby this June.

Acclaimed for bridging the gap for Papua New Guinea and Australia’s industrial relations, PNG’s IMREC will host respected industry delegates and over 100 exhibitors across two days with a mammoth exhibition event, gala awards dinner and networking conference.

Being held at a new and larger venue, the Taurama Aquatic Centre on 21 and 22 June, some of the biggest names in mining and resources will meet to create valuable business connections, share industry knowledge, and explore the latest in innovative products and services.

Event organiser Patrick McElligott says that PNG’s IMREC has formed an invaluable link between mining and resources companies as well as major Industrial Businesses, working between PNG and Australia, or with aspirations to do so, for almost one decade.

“Year after year this event has demonstrated the importance of nurturing the business relationships between PNG and Australia, and there are now more exciting opportunities than ever before with PNG’s developments in gold mining, oil and gas, and commercial fishing,” Mr McElligott said.

“It’s rewarding to be regarded as a longstanding resource for these businesses as we continue to create further awareness about the possibilities available when each country has the ability to work together.”

This year, the PNG’s IMREC will welcome many repeat exhibitors as well as a collection of exciting new companies. A greater range of Manufactures, suppliers with a range of new products and Services will be exhibiting at the Exhibition this year.

Attendees will hear first-hand from reputable guest speakers including Doctor Frederick Guirguis from WHO Safety Services International to discuss the lost art of cultural safety in the workplace, and representatives from Women in Construction to highlight the importance of diversity in the industry.

PNG’s IMREC will welcome up to 5,000 guests through its doors this June. To secure a stand or for details on tickets, guests are encouraged to act now.


WHAT: PNG’s Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition and Conference

WHEN: 21 and 22 June, 2023

WHERE: Taurama Aquatic Centre, G5HR+56J, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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