A series of theme days which will look at addressing some of the key issues in Australian mining have been announced for this year’s Asia-Pacific's International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) at Sydney’s Olympic Park, Homebush, from September 6-9.

Each day of the exhibition will have its own theme, incorporating information and demonstration sessions, along with special networking events. AIMEX Tuesday (September 6), will be safety day, Wednesday will be women in mining day, Thursday will be careers and training day, and Friday will be international day.

In addition, throughout the four days of the show, there will be a ‘Frontliners’ focus aimed at mining industry frontline personnel, including operators, fitters, foremen, supervisors and the like. There will be a networking and social event every day, to which Frontliners will be invited, and every day there will be an opportunity to win an Apple iPad 2.

Reed Mining Events’ exhibition director Paul Baker says, “At this year’s AIMEX, initiatives such as our themed days and Frontliner focus are designed to open up the exhibition to new classes of visitors involved in the mining industry, and encourage them to come along to the show. Each day will include information and networking sessions, which will be free for visitors to attend.

“In addition, our safety and careers/training days will incorporate demonstration and advice sessions relevant to these topics. Safety and skills shortages are of course key areas for the mining industry, which is why we are focusing on these.

“Women in mining, which will be an element of all Reed Mining Events in the future, is aimed at encouraging more women into the mining industry, as well as ensuring it continues to develop a culture where they feel welcome and comfortable working. Our international day will provide an opportunity for visitors to focus on our international exhibitors, as well as providing information on Australian companies and suppliers looking to export their skills, products and services,” Paul Baker says.

With unprecedented exhibitor demand for space at AIMEX, Reed Mining Events has released a further 5000 square metres, making room for an additional 50 exhibitors. “This year’s exhibition will have more than 550 exhibiting companies, covering more than 45,000 square metres, making it nearly 20% larger than the previous edition of AIMEX in 2007,” Paul Baker says.

“It will be unique gathering in a single location of mining products and services from around Australia and throughout the world – and the largest-ever trade exhibition, for any industry sector – ever held in Australia.

“As with AIMEX 2007, a significant number of exhibitors will be using AIMEX 2011 to launch new products and services – not just to the Australian market, but in many cases to the global market. That, combined with the fact that we have a large number of companies who have never exhibited at AIMEX before, means that visitors can be assured of learning about new products and services they have not previously seen.”

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