Reed Mining Events have announced that Australia’s largest mining exhibition – AIMEX – will be held next year.
The company stated that due to ‘overwhelming demand’ from the industry, the event will be held next year instead of the previously scheduled 2015.
Reed Mining exhibition director Paul Baker explained the decision to move AIMEX to a two year cycle followed in depth surveys of visitors and exhibitors "which revealed overwhelming demand for a more frequent show.
"According to suppliers and senior managers in Australia’s mining industry, there are compelling reasons for this industry-leading exhibition to be held on a two-year cycle," Baker said.
"These include the current high levels of growth in the mining industry – with the need for mining companies to keep fully up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in equipment.
"There is also the fast-changing nature of the industry and technology, along with large numbers of newcomers to the industry who find an event such as AIMEX an ideal way to learn a lot about the industry in a concentrated time and location.
Baker went on to say that other leading mining exhibitions in the southern hemisphere –are also held on a two-yearly basis, such as Electra Mining Africa, and Chile’s Expomin.
"Both these events will have their current editions in 2012, putting AIMEX 2013 and beyond in perfect sync with them, and creating ideal opportunities for international visitors and exhibitors."
Last year’s AIMEX event broke all previous records, with 17 382 visitors and 638 exhibitors over four days.
Exhibition sales start in June.
This announcement follows on from Reed Mining’s unveiling of a new exhibition – Mining and Engineering Indonesia, which will be held for the first time in early October this year.