Queensland Mining Expo kicks off

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Image credit: QME website

The Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) kicked off yesterday morning in Mackay with hundreds of guests and hundreds of exhibitors.

Image credit: QME website
Image credit: QME website

The expo is taking place in the Mackay Showground until 24 July 2014.

According to the press release by QME, over 600 exhibiting suppliers of innovative mining technology are taking part in the event that is of the utmost importance to the mining sector.

“QME is critically timed for the Queensland mining sector and mining personnel, who are looking to source the latest technology and innovations, participate in educational and knowledge sharing opportunities, network with industry peers and partake in mining community focused initiatives. As the sector continues to transition from the investment phase to production phase, it is more imperative than ever for mining personnel to source the latest solutions, learn how to address the current challenges facing the industry and increase their involvement in the mining community,” said Paul Baker, Director of REEDMININGEVENTS.

“At QME 2014 mining personnel will be armed with the knowledge and information about how to adopt safer operational strategies, the opportunities and success stories of women within the industry, and given access to the latest technological innovations that are optimising mining and mine site performance.”

A Safety Panel Discussion was held at 11:00am on the opening day of the exhibition (yesterday) in the Community Hub that provided attendees with “interactive dialogue about safety standards and procedures within the industry, safety challenges individuals face during daily operations, safety issues the industry is likely to face as it transitions to the production phase and a touch on personal stories.”

Attendees will also have an opportunity to attend the three-day series of educational seminars or TechTalks about the latest step-change technology and innovations, delivered by representatives from Atlas Automated Drilling, Enviro Fluid, EPC Projects, iVolve, RedEye Apps, Sandvik Mining and Siemens.

Women in Mining Day will recognise the contribution women make in the mining sector and highlight the opportunities to women within the industry, with panellists: Kym Clarke, CEO of She’s Empowered; Jodanna Pullen, Commercial Key Account Manager QLD/NSW, Puma Energy; Vanessa Southey, Dragline Operator, Dawson Mine Moura; and Leah Ross, Mining Superintendent, Thiess – Curragh North project, Winner of the Outstanding Operator Award at the 2014 Queensland Resources Councils Awards for Women.

“QME 2014 has over 600 exhibiting suppliers, a dedicated Safety Panel and Women in Mining Day, an Interactive Zone, a TechTalks seminar series and the Community Hub. With all these complimentary participation opportunities, education streams and technological solutions, QME meets the interests of mining personnel at any level and honours its status as Australia’s premier business-to-business mining event for 2014,” said Mr Baker.

Siemens, QME Innovation Partner and sponsor of the QME Interactive Zone, will be conducting “an electricity generation competition to determine the most productive mining professional, which will be measured by the amount of power generated in five minutes on a stationary electric bike.”

Those interested in entering the competition, should pre-register www.qldminingexpo.com and with Siemens at http://www.siemens.com.au/mining-qme/qme/.

For more details about QME 2014 please visit: www.qldminingexpo.com