Last year had its share of interesting challenges but having overcome them all, the MTE team is rested and ready to make 2023 a year of unforgettable exhibitions which will create new opportunities for you and your business.

Meet the Team

The MTE team is comprised of dedicated professionals who are all passionate about what they do and can assist with anything you need regarding our shows, so we thought we’d start the year off by introducing ourselves as well as the various responsibilities of each team member.

Andrew Macnamara, operations director at MTE, who first joined the team in 2008, officially took over as operations director in 2010 and has helmed the operation to great success ever since. Not only does Andrew provide leadership to the team, he also travels extensively to meet with mine management beforehand to discover the needs of their operations in addition to vetting any potential exhibition venues. (Contact: +27 (0)82 720 0083;

Andrew Macnamara

Trust Dube, supervisor, driver and stand builder is the strong backbone of the team and has been with the company since 2011. Trust is responsible for making sure that our tents are set up before each show in addition to managing the casuals we hire from each area as well as setting up signage.

Trust Dube

Artwell Tshwene is our other driver and stand builder, whose silent but dependable presence is integral to making our shows go ahead safely and on schedule. In conjunction with Trust, he does a lot of travelling and also maintains our two 24-ton trucks – affectionately known as Timon and Pumba.


Artwell Tshwene

Cathylene Labuschagne, internal sales representative, builds relationships with our clients and makes sure that they each get value from our shows. Moreover, she sources the right suppliers according to the needs of each area. (Contact: +27 (0)11 579 4940;


Cathylene Labuschagne

Sheldon Greybe, external sales representative, always brings a personal touch to each client he works with and his energetic and friendly persona is part of the secret to his success. (Contact: +27 (0)79 267 1827:


Sheldon Greybe

Caryn Kitching, mine liaison and exhibitions co-ordinator, is responsible for the planning of each show which takes place as well as meeting the needs of each client by liaising between our suppliers and the mines and helping to coordinate the considerable logistics involved. (Contact: +27 (0)11 579 4940;


Caryn Kitching

Gillian Jeffery, marketing and communications assistant, handles the marketing aspect of MTE by sending out communications and ensuring that we get as many visitors as possible at each show. She also oversees our social media platforms and any material before it gets sent out. (Contact: +27 (0)11 579 4940;


Gillian Jeffery

David Smith, sub-editor and content writer, is a relatively new addition to the team and he is in charge of proofreading all publications before they get sent out as well as putting together material for our newsletters and daily news posts.

NB: This is the official team roster – please be careful of imitators, if the person you are dealing with is not one of those mentioned above then they are not part of MTE!

Whether you are already familiar with our team or just meeting us for the first time, we can’t wait to get in touch to help you turn 2023 into a bumper year for you and your business. Feel free to reach out to us using the contact details mentioned above if you have any questions or if you want to get your next booking!