GME 2012 kicks off

The Goldfields Mining Exhibition kicked off in Kalgoorlie today, with companies showcasing hundreds of products to visitors from all over the country.

With over 230 exhibitors displaying their many products, the first day of GME started today at Kalgoorlie Racecourse.

Everything from 35 tonne earthmovers to refuge chambers and even the latest in skin care products were on display at the show with organisers saying visitors could expect to run into everything they need.

Reed Mining Exhibition director Paul Baker said frontline personal were encouraged to attend the how as they often played a big role in the decision to purchase equipment and services for the mining industry.

“Frontline mine personal often play a vital role in selecting equipment because they operate, maintain and work with it on a daily basis and their insights and opinions are of critical interest, not only to senior mine management, but also to suppliers and service providers,” Baker said.

“We are actively encouraging frontline personnel to come along and be part of GME 2012.”

“They are sure to see something that’s relevant to their work.”

Highlights from day one of the show included a safety talk by Beaconsfield mine disaster survivor Brant Webb while tomorrow, women in the mining industry are set to take center stage as the ‘Women in Mining Panel Discussion’ covers issues facing women in the industry.

Head to Australian Mining’s Facebook page for product pictures and news as it happens from GME 2012.

To keep up to date with Australian Mining, subscribe to our free email newsletters delivered straight to your inbox. Click here.