Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) is looking forward to “getting the show on the road!” The new year has started well for the team – the industry, both visitors and exhibitors alike, are ready for exhibitions and eager for the proven face-to-face networking to begin, marketing budgets are reinstated, and sales for the jam-packed 2022 MTE calendar are going well.

With the support of all industry stakeholders, the MTE team, following strict Covid-19 protocol, will be hosting five shows in Q1 of 2022.

The journey will begin with MTE’s customary local Cullinan show on 24th February, with diamond mining being the order of the day.

MTE will then move cross border – for the first time in two years – to host the popular ‘Botswana Combo’ shows at Letlhakane, Palapye, and Jwaneng, scheduled for 14th March 16th March, and 18th March respectively, where development and investment opportunities abound in an inviting, politically stable economy.

The first quarter will end with the Phalaborwa show on 31 March where copper and phosphate are the focus for the industry, and emeralds, antimony and fluorspar will feature too.

Andrew Macnamara, operations director of MTE, had this to say about the MTE goals for the year ahead, “Now that there is a clearer way forward with regards to Covid-19, we have planned our 2022 calendar to go to all the major mining areas in South Africa. We are very excited to revisit cross-border opportunities this year. The operations in Botswana and Zambia are very happy to welcome us back after the two years of pandemic restrictions. Stakeholders have made it clear that the MTE exhibitions are a very important part of their annual calendars.

“One of our major goals is to complete a full year of our planned exhibitions, taking eager suppliers back to the heart of the mining and industrial operations, while following safe pandemic regulations, as safety is our priority.

MTE Kathu Mining & Industrial Expo on 31 Sept 2021. Image credit: ©MTE

MTE Kathu Mining & Industrial Expo on 31 Sept 2021. Image credit: ©MTE