Electra Mining Africa: five days, five themes

In less than a month, Electra Mining Africa 2018 will descend on the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg. Between September 10 and 14, leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries will engage with visitors and share information on their latest products, services and solutions.

“There will be an exciting line-up of new products and services, live demonstrations and free-to-attend seminars at this year’s Electra Mining Africa,” says Gary Corin, MD of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organiser of the show. “New technologies and innovation are influencing the way we do business and it’s imperative that those in the industry keep up to date with these trends.”

For the first time at this year’s show, each day will focus on a different theme. Day one will centre on the future of skills development.

Charlene Hefer, Electra Mining Africa’s event director, says: “We are launching a new artisans training area in Hall 10 where we are going to focus on all the different training options that are available to artisans. We’re going to have competitions and demonstrations. We really want to encourage the youth and students to go into these fields as well and this is a great showcase.”

The Artisans Training Centre has been developed in partnership with the SAJ Competency Training Institute and the South African Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), and will be a fully functional workshop where learners will be demonstrating the skills that they learn at SAJ; including boilermaking, welding, electrical, millwright, fitting, turning and CNC programing as well as tool, JIG and die making.

Hefer explains that the second day will focus on all the new products that are being launched at Electra Mining Africa. She says: “We want to celebrate these and will be highlighting a few of the top ones.”

“Day three is our proudly South African day,” states Hefer. “We want to celebrate that we are proudly South African; we’ve been doing business here for 46 years and we’ve got more than 80 percent of local companies showcasing their products at the show. On the Thursday, we will put the spotlight on safety and on the last day, Friday, we will celebrate our diversity.”

Top industry speakers will present at the conferences hosted by leading industry associations including the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA) and Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA), which will be taking place alongside Electra Mining Africa. Further knowledge and learning will be central to the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) free-to-attend daily seminars.

For further information and online visitor registration, visit www.electramining.co.za.

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