Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) operations manager Andrew Macnamara has just returned from Botswana to make sure that everything is on track for the upcoming shows scheduled for April.

Botswana is home to some of the biggest diamond mines in the world, which is among the many reasons that the traveling exhibition returns to the southern Africa country year after year. “We have a good relationship with the mines and are committed to bringing an expo that will cater to the mines’ needs,” Macnamara says.

Macnamara received a great deal of positive feedback from management personnel from the major Botswanan diamond mines including Orapa, Letlhakane and Jwaneng, who found previous shows to be beneficial therefore they wholeheartedly support MTE’s up-coming 2019 Botswana tour.

In addition to the mines, the power stations also had positive feedback about MTE; they identified the new products displayed and the demonstrations at the last expo as some of the highlights from feedback they gave Macnamara.

During his visit to Botswana, Macnamara also took the opportunity to find out what the mines were looking for, in particular, in terms of products and services from suppliers. Production, engineering and safety were some of the main points mentioned and this feedback will be filtered back to the market to ensure that the right suppliers exhibit at the next expo.

In addition to the mines, Macnamara also got a chance to engage with Botswana ministry of mines and the chamber to create awareness about the upcoming expo and get an overview of the industry from a national perspective. There are also possible partnerships to be forged between government, local companies and the mines.

Preparations for MTE’s Botswana shows are on target and Macnamara confirms that visitors can look forward to a jam-packed tour in 2019.