Key industry decision-makers and mining industry personnel yesterday gathered at the Sydney Showgrounds for Australia’s most extensive mining exhibition, the Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX). Running from 29-31 August, AIMEX brings leading experts in the areas of underground mining, surface mining and mining innovation together to showcase the latest products and services, discuss the importance of innovation and share case studies. The organisers said the free-to-attend, three-day event “offers visitors unrivalled access to world-class industry leaders, with more than 320 exhibitors on the exhibition floor and over 30 leading speakers across 16 sessions, as part of The Future of Mining conference.”
Sponsored by Fluidmesh Networks, the conference program addresses key themes such as the economic and political outlook for the sector, automation and digital advancements to improve operational efficiency and maintenance, technological advancements in drilling, blasting, processing and bulk materials handling, tyre management and fleet performance, and occupational health and safety.
Opening the conference program, NSW Minerals Council’s CEO Stephen Galilee, World Coal Association Chairman, Mick Buffier, BIS Oxford Economics Infrastructure, Mining Senior Economist, Adrian Hart, and CRU Managing Consultant, Alex Tonks, provided a wide ranging update on the future outlook of the mining industry. AIMEX event director, Brandon Ward, said, “The first day of the event saw attendees gather to see the newest services and products entering the market and converse with industry leaders as to where the sector is heading. “With a packed event schedule of networking, panel sessions, white paper discussions and presentations, AIMEX provides visitors with the chance to interact face-to-face and collaborate with one another.”
On the exhibition floor, world leading supplier of mining tyres services and products, Kal Tire, joins Airbus Defence and Space, BELAZ, Innova Global, Orb Engineering Services, Enerpac, Global Pumps and ContiTech Australia to showcase new and innovative services and products. Major supporters of AIMEX 2017 include the NSW Government Department of Industry, Engineers Australia, NSW Mining, METS Ignited, Austrade, Austmine, Mining3, Bowen Basin Mining Club and WTIA.