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AIMEX 2013 to feature more global names

Leading Asia-Pacific mining expo AIMEX is set to play host to a largely increased number of international exhibitors this year, potentially making it 10 per cent bigger than AIMEX 2011.

According to organisers Reed Mining Exhibition, the event is the
largest in the Asia-Pacific region and will take place at the
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park this year from August

New names on show at AIMEX 2013 will include GE Mining (which
recently acquired Australian mining equipment company Industrea)
Belaz from Belarus and world’s second-largest mining truck
manufacturer CME (part of China Coal), and XEMC, which has signed
an agreement with Rio Tinto to supply a fleet of 230 tonne haul
trucks to the Mt Tom Price mine in the Pilbara.

Reed Mining Events director Paul Baker says AIMEX, like other
leading international mining exhibitions, is a great platform for
both new and established names to launch into new markets.

“For visitors, AIMEX 2013 will be a unique opportunity to see
new brands of equipment which are launching their products on the
Australian market – and are determined to become a significant part
of the mining industry here,” he says.

“Over the past decade, AIMEX has seen significant growth in
international pavilions from countries such as China, India, South
Africa and Chile, as well as increasingly larger stands taken by
global manufacturers from these countries, along with regions such
as Eastern Europe and other parts of Asia,” Baker adds.

“As an indication of the growing importance of AIMEX on the
international mining stage, space taken by international suppliers
and country or regional pavilions has doubled in the past 10 years
– and is already set to be 10 per cent bigger than AIMEX 2011 two
years ago.”

While AIMEX 2013 will see a large number of new exhibitors,
established and well-recognised brands will still make their
presence at the show.

“Through AIMEX, the Australian mining industry will be exposed
to a broader line-up of suppliers, offering a wider choice of
equipment and brands,” Baker says.

“And with continuing strong prospects for Australia’s mining and
resources sector, we’ve certainly received a positive response to
our plans to increase the frequency of AIMEX from a four-year cycle
to two-yearly.”

Baker says AIMEX is on track to attract more than 600 exhibitors
this year.

“Following the outstanding success of AIMEX 2011 in Sydney, we
have moved to further develop the coverage of the exhibition, so it
reflects all areas of the mining sector,” he says.

“This will include underground coal and hard rock mining, as
well as all types of surface mining.”

“As part of this, an important focus of our visitor marketing
campaign for AIMEX 2013 is to increase interstate visitor levels,
while continuing to attract delegations from the global mining
community,” Baker adds.  

For further information about the expo, email Reed Mining Events
or visit AIMEX’s website.

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