Mining and Technical Exhibition’s (MTE’s) first shows after the onslaught of the third wave of Covid-19 proved to be highly successful. Due to Covid-19 MTE was unable to host the popular Northern Cape combo exhibition tour in 2020, but this year MTE brought buyer and supplier together in both Hotazel and Kathu on 28th and 30th September respectively with a clear focus on drawing quality visitors.
The Hotazel show on 28 September brought 60 relevant suppliers to the doorstep of the local mines, drawing over 100 good quality visitors ranging from general managers, engineering managers and several mine managers through to supervisors with representation from all the surrounding mines. They don’t call it Hotazel for nothing, although temperatures exceeded 35 degrees on the day, this did not deter those serious about the business of the day from attending.
The Kathu show on 30 September boasted 71 suppliers with over 200 visitors. Andrew Macnamara, Operations Director at MTE, commented that feedback received from senior management of mines in the area was exceptionally positive, in that this year’s Kathu show has been one of the most beneficial shows experienced in the area in a long while. Senior mine management was particularly impressed with the wide variety of very relevant solutions showcased on the day, which enabled mines to address several of their latest challenges. Senior decision makers were present from one the biggest iron ore mine in the world through to a several of smaller, newer operations.
With these two successful shows under the belt, MTE will turn its attention to their next expo on 7 October in Steelpoort. It’s all systems go for the MTE team as they look to bring the best mining solutions and innovations to an industry ready to receive them, whilst following strict Covid-19 protocol.