MTE has just returned from an impactful line-up of shows in the Northern Cape, Hotazel and Kathu on 28 and 30 September respectively, and Steelpoort in Limpopo on 7 October. Immediately following the lifting of gathering limitations imposed by government after the last lock down, MTE was on the move and the shows are gathering momentum as the mines have bought in to the jam-packed fourth quarter schedule, and suppliers serious about business are booking their stands to secure their opportunity for well-organised face-to-face networking with the right people at the mines. Safety is MTE’s primary concern and Covid-19 protocols are observed while MTE does what they do best.

African Mining, Incorporating Mining Mirror, MTE’s partner publication, spoke with Sampie Hearn, Application Specialist at PFERD Abrasives, during last week’s Steelpoort exhibition, about their experience with the MTE exhibitions.

“The shows are very well organised—the layout ensures visitors pass all the exhibitor stands, and the coloured stickers allocated to each visitor provides exhibitors with an indication of the visitor’s designation”, said Hearn. (Click here for African Mining’s interview with PFERD)

Similarly, Indalo Water Technologies concluded that they had had an excellent show. The Company’s MD, Sivuyile Pezulu said, “Great show. It was our first time with MTE. Great choice.” His colleague, Sales Engineer, Charlize Annandale, commented with excitement, “We ran out of business Cards!” confirming that they would definitely book at shows in the future. (Click here for African Mining’s interview with Indalo Water Technologies)

The next port of call for MTE Is Lephalale, often touted as the ‘the future of power generation in South Africa’. It is home to the Grootegeluk Coal Mine and the Matimba and Medupi Power Stations, making it an ideal location for an MTE expo showcasing the latest solutions geared for coal and power generation. The team is ready to wow exhibitors and visitors alike at the Lephalale Mining & Industrial Exhibition, incorporating Power Stations on 21 October 2021 at the Mogol Club. MTE has seen exceptional growth in the exhibition over the past couple of years due to expansions at Grootegeluk and of course developments at the power stations.

MTE is striking while the iron is hot with the Sibanye Gold show scheduled for 11 November, and then moving on to Mogalakwena on 25 of November. They are calling all suppliers to book now to avoid disappointment. It’s catch-up time after the frustrating lock downs and its time to make hay while the sun shines…