Momentum building for forthcoming Expomin show in Santiago, Chile

Already very high international exhibitor participation is being recorded for the forthcoming Expomin mining show in Santiago, Chile, being held from 23-27 April 2018 at the Espacio Riesco exhibition centre and coinciding with International Mining’s own In-Pit Crushing and Conveying conference on 26/27 April 2018 in the same city at the DoubleTree by Hilton Vitacura hotel.

Expomin organisers Fisa and Messe Düsseldorf state that ompanies from China and all parts of Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America as well as Africa have registered to present their latest technologies, items of equipment, machinery, facilities as well as services from the field of raw material extraction and processing. International country participations have been announced, amongst others from the USA, Germany, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa.

“The use of state-of-the-art technologies is also a decisive success factor that positively impacts safety at work, productivity, sustainable cost management and resource protection in mining. Expomin 2018 is the platform where Latin American mining experts learn about the new developments on the world market and negotiate with suppliers right on site,” says Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

The trade fair is aimed at key players in the mining industry, representatives from mining companies, miners, mining engineers, buyers, scientists, metallurgists, international investors and ministries. An international conference featuring the core topics of sustainability and productivity for modern mining as well as top-notch workshops and seminars complements the specialist line-up.

For Expomin 2018 the economic outlook is good: Chile is one of the most important supplier nations of precious metals and the world’s largest producer of copper. International raw material prices have risen again – something which is having a positive impact on demand for mining equipment. The challenges in Chilean mining such as scarce water resources, comparatively high wage and energy costs as well as diminishing ore content in the existing reserves require cutting-edge technology, for instance with water-saving ore treatment and process optimisation. The generation and assessment of production and process data as part of the digitalisation process in mining presents the sector with new challenges in the face of Mining 4.0. This, in particular, offers international suppliers of mining technology the chance to establish themselves on the Latin American market.