Taking place from 10-14 September at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries are looking forward to engaging with visitors and sharing information on their latest products, services and solutions.
“There will be an exciting line-up of new products and services, live demonstrations and free-to-attend seminars at this year’s Electra Mining Africa and visitors will benefit from the insight and information they will gain,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show. “New technologies and innovation are influencing the way we do business and it’s imperative that those in the industry keep up-to-date with these trends.”
New at this year’s show, each day will focus on a different theme. Day one will centre on the future of skills development. “Brand new at Electra Mining Africa this year is that each day will be themed differently. So we urge visitors to come all five days and experience all the themes,” says Charlene Hefer, Electra Mining Africa’s Event Director. “The first day, for example, focusses on the future of skills development. We are launching a brand new artisans training area in Hall 10 where we are going to focus on all the different training options that are available to artisans. We’re going to have competitions there and demonstrations. We really want to encourage the youth and the students to go into these fields as well and this is a great showcase.”
The Artisans Training Centre has been developed in partnership with The SAJ Competency Training Institute and the South African Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), and will be a fully functional workshop where learners will be demonstrating the skills that they learn at SAJ including boilermaking, welding, electrical, fitting, millwright, turning and CNC programming tool, JIG and die making.
Hefer explained that on the second day, they will focus on all the brand new products that are being launched at Electra Mining Africa and says that “we want to celebrate these and will be highlighting a few of the top ones.”
“Day three is our proudly South African day,” states Hefer. “We want to celebrate that we are proudly South African and that we’ve been doing business here for 46 years and that we’ve got over 80% of local companies showcasing their products at the show. On the Thursday, we will put the spotlight on safety and on the last day, Friday, we will celebrate our diversity.”
Top industry speakers will present at the conferences hosted by leading industry associations SAIMM, LEEASA and WIMSA, which will be taking place alongside Electra Mining Africa. Further knowledge and learning will be central to the SAIMechE hosted daily free-to-attend seminars.