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 20-23.
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.
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