AFRICA – Montgomery-owned Specialised Exhibitions has partnered with media company Spintelligent on the launch of a dedicated mining industry trade expo and conference in the heart of the Zambian mining region.
The new Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) will be held on 28-29 April 2014, spanning 200,000sqm site at Mist Gardens, Zambia.
The event will showcase technology, equipment and services through workshop-led content designed to provide knowledge and training to mining operation teams.
Both organisers are expanding their existing mining event portfolios to take advantage of the US$7.5 billion the Zambian mining industry is claimed to be worth.
Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin said the joint venture plays to the strengths of both firms, in particular Specialised Exhibitions’ Electra Mining South Africa which attracts more than 38,000 visitors.
“Our exhibitor base is looking for export opportunities outside of South Africa and the Copperbelt is regarded as a key region in Central and Southern Africa. The response from the launch has been extremely positive and we are expecting a sold-out launch edition,” said Corin.
“The industry wants this event,” said David Ashdown, event development director at Spintelligent, organiser of specialist iPAD Series of Mining, Energy and Infrastructure Conferences. “The investment and policy driven phase of this emerging market is well populated, the industry mentioned to us they want technical solutions and an event which needs to be within the industry geography.”
Earlier this week, Spintelligent claimed this year’s Land Forces Africa “a resounding success” with the launch of the live demonstration day.
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