Four months out, Queensland’s longest-established and largest resources industry show, the Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) exhibition, is 90% sold out.
QME 2010 will be held at the Mackay Showgrounds from 27 to 29 July, with related events to be based at the new Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.
“As of mid-March, we have signed up more than 450 exhibitors and have sold around 11,000 m2 of exhibition space,” QME exhibition manager Soren Norgaard said.
“We are seeing strong demand for participation at QME 2010, because everyone in the mining industry recognises it as a well-established event.
“Our message for suppliers of products and services to the mining and resources sector is that if you are considering participating in this event, you need to act quickly to secure a place or you may miss out.
“Today, QME is regarded as far more than just a trade show; it is an opportunity for everyone involved in the resources sector to network at all sorts of levels.
“It is recognised as a unique networking opportunity for everyone in the industry and we are working closely with industry groups and stakeholders in the Central Queensland mining industry to build on that reputation.”
In addition to the exhibition itself, where QME visitors can talk directly to suppliers of the latest products and services, a number of related events will be held in Mackay during QME week.
These include the QME Mining Industry Conference and a major networking function on the first night of the show.
This function will be open to conference delegates, exhibitors, customers and others involved in the mining industry.
It has been specifically designed as a major networking event.
“This function will provide a unique opportunity for everyone to rub shoulders and meet and talk with their mining industry peers in a relaxed environment,” Norgaard said.
“Visitors don’t only go to QME and Mackay to look at new equipment and services; they come along to see and hear what is happening in their industry, to share information and ideas and to meet and discuss issues with their peers.
“We are also working on a number of other ‘spin-off’ events to be held during QME week, making Mackay a must-visit destination for anyone involved in the Queensland mining industry no matter what level you are at.”