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Queensland’s biggest mining trade show set to impress

The 2016 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition is set to bring nationwide industry innovators together from July 26-28, featuring over 200 companies that will showcase the latest mining and engineering technical solutions available on the market.

Held at the Mackay Showground, the exhibition will host a comprehensive programme of events. QME’s Exhibition Director, Robby Clark, says the exhibition is set to bring a range of Australia’s best innovators under one roof to discuss and share the way forward for mining in Australia.

“Incorporating thought leadership with current mining and engineering trends, QME 2016 is going to be an event that offers attendees opportunities to discuss the way forward in mining. This year’s exhibition will host networking events, seminars, live demonstrations, as well as an exhibitor list that boasts of Australia’s best mining and engineering innovators,” he explains.

Since its launch in 1993, QME has grown to become the leading industrial exhibition in central Queensland. The three-day event gives all industry contributors an opportunity to come together to witness the latest products and technologies available on the market, whilst being kept abreast of industry trends.

They will also be given the opportunity to network with countless industry colleagues; an opportunity only available at selected times of the year.

Mackay Mayor, Greg Williamson, welcomes QME back to the region for 2016.

“As the new mayor of Mackay Regional Council, it is a privilege to be able to confirm our strong and enduring relationship with QME and its organisers,” Mr Williamson said.

“This tradeshow is a signature event on Mackay’s calendar, providing our region with national and international exposure. That is why Mackay Regional Council is a proud supporter of QME and is keen for it to remain a permanent fixture. QME is extremely relevant, especially through its ability to showcase innovation.

“Some of the latest technologies and advancements on display represent the future of a resilient industry determined to lift productivity and reduce operating costs.”

An overarching theme focused on innovation, QME is set to impress attendees with a compelling schedule that will provoke knowledge sharing and discussion around the mining sector. A program filled with networking opportunities, all events are aimed at connecting mining and engineering businesses with each other.

Features include the QME opening party to be held on July 26, a live demonstration program, a comprehensive seminar program comprised of Australia’s best mining professionals, a business matching program and a new thought leadership panel.

The ‘Thought Leadership Panel Discussion,’ which for the first time in the history of QME, includes a panel of industry heavyweights who will examine the domestic and international outlook on coal and will provide commentary on what lies ahead for the coal mining industry.

The speakers include Mick Buffier, Chairman of the World Coal Association, Charles Meintjes, President (Australia) of Peabody Energy and Andrew Barger, Director of Economic and Infrastructure Policy of the Queensland Resources Council. The panel of influencers will provide well-informed feedback and compelling discussion, a rewarding opportunity for all attendees.

Another highlight, which is to be held mid-exhibition on Wednesday 27 July, is the Queensland Contractor Awards Dinner 2016 hosted by the Bowen Basin Mining Club. The awards will recognise the commitment of contractors and suppliers to innovation in the resource sector.

All award finalists and winners will be announced on the night including the QME award for Most Innovative Product Launched During 2015/2016.

QME 2016 offers an agenda that will present industry professionals with knowledge sharing and networking opportunities amongst the mining industry’s leading innovators.

For more information about QME or to register, please visit www.qmeexpo.com.au.

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