Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) is destined for Letlhakane, Palapye, and Jwaneng to host its popular ‘Botswana Combo’ shows for the first time in two years since the onset of the pandemic.

After meetings with key role players, including the mining operations in these areas, MTE has been welcomed back with open arms. The industry is hungry for information, and we have spent time understanding the operations’ challenges in the areas in order to bring solution-driven exhibitions for maximum benefit to the operations.

First stop is Letlhakane on 14 March 2022 at Thakadu Hotel from 12:00 to 17:00. This expo is customised for the diamond operations, which includes the Orapa, Letlhakane and Karowe mines.

The team will then move on to Palapye on 16 March 2022. Kgaswe Primary School is the venue for this expo, from 12:00 to 17:00. This show is ideal for suppliers involved in coal operations and power stations with stakeholder interest in Morupule coal mine and the Morupule power stations set to benefit from this expo.

The last stop of the tour is Jwaneng where MTE will host the expo at Jwaneng Rugby Club on 18 March 2022 from 12:00 to 17:00, which is also customised for surrounding diamond producing operations. Jwaneng mine is the major diamond mine in the area.

MTE is unique in its ability to customise expos to appeal to specific operations and visitors that work in surrounding operations. This creates high impact exhibitions for both visitors and exhibitors.

The BK11 kimberlite mine located in the Orapa kimberlite field in Boteti region, Botswana. Image credit: ©MTE

The BK11 kimberlite mine located in the Orapa kimberlite field in Boteti region, Botswana. Image credit: ©MTE

What’s in it for exhibitors?

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet with key personnel and senior management from surrounding operations. Perfectly placed to showcase solutions for current industry challenges to the right people, suppliers can establish a new client base, and meet with existing clients too.

What about the visitors?

Visitors get to meet a number of relevant suppliers in a single location, addressing their specific needs with a front row seat to the latest technology and innovation demos.

MTE shows have benefitted exhibitors and visitors for almost three decades in the SADC region as stakeholders are strategically and conveniently brought together to share needs and solutions. This creates endless opportunities for business to be generated and potentially fruitful relationships to be established.

If you are a supplier to diamond, copper or coal mines – whether it be underground or surface mining, or the power industry, then these are the expos for you! Development abounds in these areas and operations are eager to network, saying, “These shows have always been an important part of our annual calendar.”

Contact Andrew Macnamara at to book a stand.

 MTE proudly follows strict Covid-19 safety regulations.

For more information on Botswana and current opportunities in the country read our African Mining article: Botswana: Conducive to mining investment