Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) celebrates yet another expo success in a string of exciting, impactful expos since the last lock-down. The Lephalale Mining & Industrial Exhibition, Incorporating Power Stations took place on Thursday 21 October at the Mogol Club and boasted 33 top notch supplier stands offering solutions to just over 190 visitors on the day.

Decision makers from the Grootegeluk Coal Mine and the local Matimba and Medupi Power Stations, ranging from site managers, to engineers, to head of mining and power station production managers experienced the high-tech innovations showcased this year.

Peter Booysen, business development manager at Bilfinger Intervalve Africa, having exhibited at many an MTE show as a supplier to the industry, says, “The expo was very well attended, across the spectrum of disciplines, from both the mining and power industry.” The company offers a wide range of engineering, manufacturing, pre-fabrication, construction, and maintenance services to the power industry. Booysen also noted that it was encouraging to see students visiting the show too looking for opportunities to enter the industry.

Sales consultant, Jacques Tait, from Nordland Lighting noted, “The show was really worthwhile,” emphasising that one could not put a price to the kind of brand exposure one benefits from an event such as the MTE shows. Nordland Lighting designs a wide range of lighting solutions which are locally manufactured to international safety and performance standards for hazardous, mining, and industrial applications and he pointed out that the show gave him an opportunity to address some misconceptions in the industry and inform end-users around safer options when it comes to emergency lighting.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) sponsored two stands for local SMEs in support of local business, offering these entrepreneurs an opportunity for targeted exposure in the area.

MTE will be hosting their next show at Sibanye-Stillwater at the Kloof Rec Club between 13:00 – 17:00 on 11 November 2021 with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

Visitors at the Lephalale Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations held on 21 October 2021. Photo credit: ©MTE

Visitors at the Lephalale Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations held on 21 October 2021. Photo credit: ©MTE