Electra Mining Africa set to electrify
Live demonstrations and interactive displays are among the many attractions at Electra Mining Africa 2016
As the largest trade show in southern Africa and ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows, Electra Mining Africa is a premier networking event where over 850 local and international exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products and services across 38 000 m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space.
Taking place from September 12 to 16, at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, the trade exhibition will provide the local mining, construction, power and energy, as well as transport and related industries, with a valuable platform for engagement, collaboration, interaction and networking.
An anticipated 35 000 visitors are expected at Electra Mining Africa this year. Visitors to exhibitions have multiple shopping and learning objectives. Research has confirmed that the top reasons for visitors attending an exhibition include being able to obtain updated knowledge and gain insights on industry trends, as well as seeing product demonstrations and having hands-on interaction with products.
Electra Mining Africa 2016 will offer visitors just that: interactive product displays, daily live demonstrations, industry experts on stands and the additional attraction of industry seminars and conferences alongside the show; offering valuable content and networking opportunities.
“Many of our exhibitors will be launching new products at the show and there will be daily live demonstrations of machinery and equipment, interactive product displays, simulation booths and technical presentations,” says Gary Corin, MD of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show.
“Many professionals visiting the show will use Electra Mining Africa to network, exchange ideas, share information and develop partnerships,” Corin adds.
Industry conferences and seminars at Electra Mining Africa
An exciting addition this year is the free-to-attend seminar programme, which is being run in association with the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE). The seminars will provide an excellent learning platform with industry specialists sharing their knowledge and expertise.
In addition to the free-to-attend seminars, the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA) and the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA) will be hosting informative and topical conferences at Electra Mining Africa.
LEEASA will host a two-day Lifting Equipment conference on September 14 and 15, at the Expo Centre. The conference is endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and delegates who are ECSA registered members will earn two continuing professional development (CPD) points when attending both days. Topics to be covered at the conference include: mobile cranes, DMR18, MEWPS, overhead cranes, NCOP, tower cranes, lifting tackle, mine health and safety, SANS standards and forklifts, among others. Costs and registration details can be found on the Electra Mining Africa website: www.electramining.co.za.
There will also be a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mining Conference, which is taking place on September 15, alongside Electra Mining Africa. The conference is an inaugural SADC mining event dedicated to showcase and explore the latest insight into sustainability, developing diversified economies and improving operational efficiency.
This event is the perfect platform for mining companies and their partners to increase their resilience and succeed in a turbulent and volatile market. The cost to attend is R2 800 for the one-day conference. To register or for further information contact: VDS Media, Jolanda van de Spreng at email: [email protected]
In addition, Electra Mining Africa also has the support of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), the Kitwe and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).
SACEEC will have two stands at Electra Mining Africa where it will be promoting localisation through its cluster work and also promoting SACEEC and its members.
“We are delighted to partner with these influential and trusted industry associations,” says Corin. “We appreciate their support and we look forward to their various activities and interactions at this year’s Electra Mining Africa.”
“We also thank our sponsors Altech Netstar, Festo, Dromex and Multotec for their additional support,” concludes Corin.
Show organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects currently spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Go to www.electramining.co.za for visitor pre-registration, or for further information contact Leatitia van Straten at email [email protected]