AIMEX 2013 Launch Briefing
Posted: 05/11/2012 12:00:00 AM EDT | 0
On Friday morning, the team at Mining IQ attended the AIMEX 2013 launch briefing. For over an hour, Paul Baker, Reed Mining Events' Exhibition Director explained what visitors and exhibitors can expect next year.
“AIMEX is an internationally-recognised platform showcasing the latest mining technology, equipment and services,” Baker said.
“It will continue to offer a unique opportunity for leading suppliers and buyers to do business together face-to-face, stay abreast of the latest trends, network with industry colleagues, and learn through the AIMEX educational programme and events.”
Having attended AIMEX in the past we can only agree.
The previous edition in September 2011 broke all records; attracting 17,382 visits and 638 exhibitors over four days. No doubt 2013 will be another year for records.
Bearing in mind that the global and local mining industry are experiencing incredible growth, the expansion of AIMEX in 2013 seems logical.
In 2010, the Australian mining sector was worth USD 78bn dollars. By 2016, it will reach USD 110bn. As a percentage of Australia’s GDP, this represents a growth from 7.1% to 8.1%. The undeniable strength of the sector aligns with need to change up the event.
During the briefing, Mr Baker explained that one of the biggest decisions was to make AIMEX a biennial event beginning August 2013. This follws from a survey of key 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,” he 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 said.
What are your thoughts on AIMEX? Will you be attending next year’s event? What do you think of the two-year cycle?
Mining IQ Editor Jacqueline Bran and Paul Baker, Exhibition Director at Reed Mining Events
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