The largest Hunter Valley mining exhibition, Mining & Energy (M&E) NSW, gets underway in Muswellbrook today, returning after a four year absence.
The event will see more than 200 exhibitors display a wide array of new products and services for the mining, resources and infrastructure construction sectors.
According to M&E NSW exhibition manager Soren Norgaard, the timing of this year’s exhibition ties in well with the current revival of mining sector activity.
“While the Hunter Region got off relatively lightly compared with the economy generally, there was certainly a drop-off in activity and confidence,” he said.
“However, there has been a significant upsurge in mining and infrastructure activity, as well as enquiries to product and service suppliers, in the past few months.
“M&E NSW offers a unique opportunity to meet with suppliers who are keen to do business and to demonstrate their products, services and capabilities.”
In addition to the product displays, a free seminars program will discuss the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, mining careers and recent innovations and developments.
M&E NSW 2009 alternates with the AIMEX mining exhibition in Sydney, which is also on a four-year cycle.
The show will run until Thursday 24 September at the Muswellbrook Showground.