Electra Mining Botswana expo slated for September

Soapbox Communications' director Vuyiswa Mojela
Soapbox Communications' director Vuyiswa Mojela

Local and international suppliers to the industrial and mining sectors will gain valuable exposure to the southern Africa mining market at the Electra Mining Botswana exhibition, slated for September 1-3 2015 at Fairgrounds in Gaborone.

According to a press release from the promoters, exhibitors at the show will have the opportunity to network with key decision-makers from Botswana’s growing industrial and mining sectors, position their company brand, grow their client base and launch new products and services directly to their target market. 

Companies expected to exhibit at the expo include Joy Global (Africa), Verder Pumps, Filtration Africa, Air Liquide Botswana, Franklin Electric, Becker Mining South Africa, Jachris Hose and Couplings.

Government has also come on board to back this event. “We are proud to announce that the Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has confirmed its endorsement of Electra Mining Botswana.


“The Ministry has expressed the importance of the exhibition to the mining, construction and power generation industry because it brings major technology partners and suppliers together,” said Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show.

Onthusitse Harold Melaetsa, Chief Minerals Officer at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy said the event would assist the mining industry to strengthen relationships, source and view the latest technologies available to the sector as well as source projects finance and funding.

Mmetla Masire, Coordinator Relocation & Opportunities at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water, The Diamond Hub said the event filled a vaccum that existed in Botswana. “It brings a show that is dedicated and specialised in the mining, power generation and related industries. I would highly recommend it to potential exhibitors and those wanting to see the latest offerings in the market,” he said.

Botswana Chamber of Mines CEO, Charles Siwawa noted that the objective of the show is to assist the mining industry strengthen stakeholder relationships. “In addition to the exhibits, there will be interesting seminars taking place concurrently during the three day exhibition,” he said.

The exhibitor profile will include mining and related products, industrial engineering and manufacturing, general engineering and manufacturing, electrical engineering and power generation, materials handling, safety, health and environment, and construction. The show will also feature exciting free-to-attend seminars that will provide a wealth of information and interactive discussion.

“The exhibition embraces mining, industrial, power generation and construction and will play a vital role in growing Botswana’s already thriving mining and industrial economy bringing related industries together at one location for visitor and exhibitor convenience,” added Corin. The exhibition is organised through a joint venture between local company Soapbox Communications and Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a South African company with over 42 years experience in organising exhibitions.

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