Travelling exhibition specialist, Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE), hosted two successful exhibitions in Mpumalanga. The expos took place in July at Matla and Bronkhorstspruit.

Mpumalanga’s abundant coal reserves has made the province a favourite for hosting coal exhibitions in areas that have coal mining operations. This year MTE included the Bronkhorstspruit show in the 2019 calendar.

Located along the N4 towards Witbank, Bronkhorstspruit lies between Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces. There have been recent mining-related developments in Bronkhorstspruit including the Chilwavhusiku Colliery, which was launched in January 2018. The colliery also became the first to be established in the town.

Later that same year in 2018, Khanye Colliery was opened, also in Bronkhorstspruit. With two operations and surrounding mines in Bronkhorstspruit, MTE was justified in organising and hosting an expo in the town. Prior to this, the MTE team did extensive research on mining activities in and around Bronkhorstspruit. The MTE operations team personally visited the mines and had discussions with managers from different departments including procurement, engineering and mining departments. In so doing, MTE gets all the relevant mine needs and then communicates the information back to the exhibitors. That way, the expo is beneficial for both exhibitors and visitors.

Both shows in Mpumalanga attracted over 200 visitors. There was also a lot of positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors, with one of the exhibitors saying that the show was managed to high standards. MTE uses all the feedback it gets from both visitors and exhibitors to prepare the next shows. In so doing, MTE pulls out all the stops to make the experience a value-add for everyone.

The travelling exhibition moves on to Mogalakwena in Limpopo and Tete in Mozambique.