On your marks, get set …

On your marks, get set …

Electra Mining Africa 2014 is around the corner, taking place from September 15 to 19 at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. Here various local and international players will showcase their innovations, products, services and technologies across 38 000 m² of exhibition space.

The show organisers state that visitors can expect to see many leading South African companies in the packed halls, marquees and outside precincts.

High-profile international exhibitors are also lined up from countries such as Australia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

French, Chinese and Turkish exhibition areas are confirmed, as well as a pavillion for the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export.

Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show, emphasises that there will be a lot for visitors to see. “Many of our exhibitors will be launching their latest products at the show and there will be live demonstrations, interactive product displays, simulation booths and technical presentations. Technical experts will be available to interact with visitors on the stands.”

The show won’t only focus on products, equipment and machinery, however, as conferences will take place alongside Electra Mining Africa 2014. These include: the Surface Mining Conference, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM); the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention (IIIC), hosted by the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Deutsche Messe; the Women in Mining Workshop, hosted by Women in Mining South Africa; and the Powering African Industry Conference.

In addition, the IIIC Conference, themed “African Solutions for African Challenges in the Transport, Energy and Water Sectors”, and the SAIMM Surface Mining Conference take place on September 16 and 17. The Powering African Industry Conference, with the theme “Improving power reliability for African industry”, takes place on September 18 and 19.

The South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers will also be hosting an exhibitor product showcase at the MAN Building, which features a daily programme of 30-minute exhibitor presentations.

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