Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) operations manager, Andrew Macnamara has just returned from Botswana to ensure that everything is on track for its three upcoming exhibitions.
Botswana is home to some of the biggest diamond mines in the world, which is one of the many reasons why the travelling exhibition returns to the southern Africa country year after year.
“We have a good relationship with the mines and are committed to bringing an expo that will cater to the mines’ needs,” Macnamara says.
Macnamara adds that he received a lot of positive feedback from Botswana management personnel from the major diamond mines including Orapa, Letlhakane and Jwaneng. They found previous shows to be extremely beneficial further reinforcing their support for MTE’s up-coming 2019 Botswana tour in April.
In addition to the mines, the power stations also had positive feedback about the MTE expos, expressing that new products displayed and demos at the expos were just some of the highlights for them.
During his visit to Botswana, Macnamara took the opportunity to find out what the mines were looking for in terms of products and services from suppliers. Production, engineering and safety were some of the main points mentioned, which will be filtered back to the market to ensure that the right suppliers exhibit at the expos.
In addition to the mines, Macnamara also engaged with Botswana ministry of mines and the chamber to create awareness about the upcoming expo and get an overview of the industry in the country. He also identified potential partnerships between government, local companies and the mines.
Preparations for MTE’s Botswana shows are on track and visitors can look forward to a jam-packed tour in 2019, asserts Macnamara.
|MTE Botswana expos|
|Letlhakane||–||08 April 2019|
|Palapye||–||10 April 2019|
|Jwaneng||–||12 April 2019|