As mining throughout South East Asia continues to face a range of challenges to profitability, particularly in Australia where the production phase has resulted in a perceived ‘downturn’ or end to the investment ‘boom’ phase, the opportunity to adopt and source new technology, develop smarter operational processes and network with fellow mining professionals is vital.
The biennial business to business mining trade event, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), provides this vital opportunity. The event promises in 2015 to offer Asia-Pacific’s mining professionals with the best chance to improve the performance of their mine sites and suppliers with access to these representatives from mining companies across the region.
Described by Robby Clark, Director of REEDMININGEVENTS, as “playing in the operational space”, AIMEX 2015 differentiates itself from other industry events by focusing predominantly on showcasing operational technology, services and strategies, which have direct benefits to efficiency and productivity.
“Now more than ever it is vital suppliers present their product or service offering to their current and potential customers. AIMEX 2015 provides a face-to-face business platform for suppliers and service provides to increase their brand awareness and product capabilities.”
Contrary to perceptions that the industry is ‘on the backfoot’, feedback from REEDMININGEVENT’s recent roadshow site visits to Centennial Coal’s Airly and Springvale mines revealed that mining managers are looking to resolve their operational challenges and that there is a real need to work collaboratively with their suppliers to increase the productivity of their sites. From a supplier perspective, AIMEX has already locked-in 400 METS suppliers for 2015 including Cummins, Davey Bickford, Eaton Industries, Falk Australia, Hexagon Mining, Hitachi, Kal Tire, NHP Electrical Engineering Products and Sew-Eurodrive.
“It’s no secret that Asia-Pacific’s mining sectors, especially in Australia, are experiencing tougher times. This is when mining should congregate in one location and where the meeting of the minds should take place. Events like AIMEX allow the industry to develop new ways to conduct operations better, faster and smarter. It is crucial Asia-Pacific Mining remains resilient and committed to searching for superior operational processes.”
Beyond the extensive number of product and service launches from exhibiting suppliers at AIMEX, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in speaker sessions and panel discussions focused on strategy development, knowledge-sharing and innovation updates, in addition to networking functions such as the AIMEX Industry Dinner.
AIMEX will be held from 1-4 September 2015 at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, NSW.
For more information you can visit www.aimex.com.au