Over two thousand industry professionals and decision-makers are expected to make their way from across Botswana to attend this year’s Electra Mining Botswana and co-located A-OSH Expo Botswana.

As the only exhibition in Botswana that covers mining, industrial, power and occupational health and safety, visitors will not only be looking out for the latest products, technologies and related services at the show, but to also benefit from the high value free to attend seminars being held alongside the event.

Free-to-attend seminars at Electra Mining Botswana. Image credit: Electra Mining Botswana

Free-to-attend seminars at Electra Mining Botswana. Image credit: Electra Mining Botswana

Taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 10-12 September, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with local and international exhibitors, speak to technical experts on the stands, view new products, watch live demonstrations and attend the seminars.

“Seminar speakers will be addressing a variety of topics pertinent to all industries represented at the show, adding value by sharing their knowledge and expertise,” says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “We are delighted that the Botswana Chamber of Mines will also be hosting a seminar series at the show focusing on Investment, Expansion Projects and Employing the Youth.”

“The seminars will focus on mining as well as other industries within Botswana, new technologies that will play an increasingly important role in industry, and smarter occupational safety solutions,” explains Hefer.

Latest information on mining rights, mining licences and large-scale mining will be presented by Botswana Chamber of Mines CEO Charles Siwawa. South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) CEO Eric Bruggeman will deliver a presentation on the future of manufacturing in Africa and how SACEEC can assist in exporting products.

Other topics include discussion around how the network management of power grids enables mines to identify and resolve issues before they escalate into major problems, insights into starting your own manufacturing business, the importance of the correct selection and installation of cable entry devices within the mining environment, and the way in which battery storage can bring more efficiency to your mining business. Women in Mining will also feature in the seminar presentations.

With the overall theme of the show being about safety, this is also a key focus in the seminar series. The SA-German Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this safety segment with presenters from the Mandela Mining Precinct, the Minerals Council South Africa and other leading experts from industry. Topics will cover smarter safety solutions for mining that lead to improved personnel safety, increased operational activities and better cost efficiencies. These solutions can range from integrated intelligence through diagnostics, tracking and communications, amongst others.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak to the Foundation for Professional Development, an exhibitor at Electra Mining Botswana, to find out more about their comprehensive curriculum of courses in management and professional skills development, customised to the needs of students in sectors such as management, health and education.

As the largest provider of NEBOSH e-learning training courses globally, SHEilds is excited to be exhibiting at the show. “We are looking forward to meeting our existing Botswana students and also introducing the company to new students who are keen to progress their careers in the world of health and safety,” says SHEilds South African Director Paul Cook.

Electra Mining Botswana is supported by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development – which falls under the Department of Occupational Health and Safety, the Botswana Chamber of Mines, the Botswana Institution of Engineers, Business Botswana, the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council.