Botswana gears up for Electra Mining Expo

Free-to-attend seminars at leading mining and industrial trade show 

More than 2 000 industry professionals and decision-makers are expected to attend this year’s Electra Mining Botswana and co-located A-OSH Expo Botswana when the event opens next week at the Gaborone Fairgrounds.

As the only exhibition in Botswana that covers mining, industrial, power and occupational health and safety, visitors will be able to view the latest products, technologies and related services at the show, and also benefit from the high value free-to-attend seminars being held alongside the event.

At the event, which is taking place from September 10 to 12, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with local and international exhibitors, speak to technical experts on the stands, view new products, watch live demonstrations and attend the seminars.

“Seminar speakers will be addressing a variety of topics pertinent to all industries represented at the show, adding value by sharing their knowledge and expertise,” says Charlene Hefer, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

“The seminars will focus on mining as well as other industries within Botswana, new technologies that will play an increasingly important role in industry, and smarter occupational safety solutions,” she says.

Latest information on mining rights, mining licences and large-scale mining will be presented by Botswana Chamber of Mines CEO, Charles Siwawa.

South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) CEO, Eric Bruggeman, will deliver a presentation on the future of manufacturing in Africa and how SACEEC can assist in exporting products.

Leading product specialists from Multotec will share global expertise on the topics of water treatment and sampling, while the evolution of hard rock crushing will be the topic presented by Thyssenkrupp’s product manager, Demitri Kokoroyanis.

Other topics include discussion around how the network management of power grids enables mines to identify and resolve issues before they escalate into major problems, insights into starting a manufacturing business, the importance of the correct selection and installation of cable entry devices within the mining environment, and the way in which battery storage can bring more efficiency to a mining business.

Women in mining will also feature in the seminar presentations, while the Botswana Chamber of Mines will host a series of talks focussing on investment, expansion projects and youth employment.

Safety is also a key focus in the seminar series. The SA-German Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this safety segment with presenters from the Mandela Mining Precinct, the Minerals Council South Africa and other leading experts from industry. Topics will cover smarter safety solutions for mining that lead to improved personnel safety, increased operational activities and better cost efficiencies.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives of the Foundation for Professional Development, an exhibitor at Electra Mining Botswana, to find out more about the organisation’s comprehensive curriculum of courses in management and professional skills development, which are customised to the needs of students in sectors such as management, health and education.

As the largest provider of NEBOSH e-learning training courses globally, SHEilds is excited to be exhibiting at the show. “We are looking forward to meeting our existing Botswana students and also introducing the company to new students who are keen to progress their careers in the world of health and safety,” says SHEilds South African director, Paul Cook.

Electra Mining Botswana is supported by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development (which falls under the Department of Occupational Health and Safety), the Botswana Chamber of Mines, the Botswana Institution of Engineers, Business Botswana, the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council.

For the full seminar programme, further information and online visitor registration, visit the website

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