The biggest mining, industrial, machine tools, electrical and power trade show in Southern Africa and ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows, Electra Mining Africa will be taking place from 12-16 September 2016 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The world-class trade exhibition will again enjoy the support of leading industry associations including the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) and Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA). A new association on board supporting Electra Mining Africa is the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a statutory body established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act (EPA), 46 of 2000. ECSA's primary role is the regulation of the engineering profession in terms of this Act.
It has also been announced that the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) will be organising an Inward Buying Mission to coincide with Electra Mining Africa which will assist mining companies from South America to attend the show. This has proved extremely popular in previous years.
“We are delighted to again partner with leading industry associations SAIMM, SAIMechE and WIMSA and also welcome ECSA,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “We look forward to finalising discussions around the various conferences and initiatives that they are planning to take place alongside the show.”
“The Inward Buying Mission is also really important to us. It is a partnership that has continued over many years and we have previously been host to a high number of senior mining representatives from South America, Russia, USA and Canada.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest machinery, equipment, products and services and will benefit from the interaction offered through daily live demonstrations and simulation booths. Over 850 local and international exhibitors will be showcasing a broad range of products and their latest technology offerings. International Pavilions have been confirmed for China, France, UK and Turkey.
Power Ex is a new show for 2016, co-locating with Electra Mining Africa. An electric power and energy showcase, it will focus on power generation, transmission and distribution, application and renewable energy.
“The visitor experience at Electra Mining Africa is educational, enjoyable and greatly beneficial,” says Corin. “We can now also announce that for the first time ever, Electra Mining Africa will host free-to-attend seminars which will see top industry experts deliver highly informative presentations.”
Electra Mining Africa will also be supported by a programme of content-rich conferences. They will provide a platform for industry leaders to discuss issues and challenges currently being faced.
“Although the mining industry is currently facing tough challenges and general industry remains under tight economic pressure, there is still a need for trade exhibitions and face-to-face interaction with customers,” says Corin. “Companies need to find solutions that are cost effective, reduce operational spend and focus on streamlining operations for maximum benefit. That’s why Electra Mining Africa will be so important next year. Visitors will be able to source new products, equipment, machinery and the latest systems and services which will address these operational and business needs.”
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.