Some of the leading names in Australian mining will attend the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in Mackay from July 26 to July 28. New technologies and methods of production within the mining sector will be the main focus throughout the exhibition’s agenda, as well as discussion about the future of the coal mining industry.

Robby QMEWith a strong customer base and distribution network in the Mackay area, the exhibition presents an opportunity to connect and network with key industry influencers as well as the local community.

QME exhibition director Robby Clark says, “The event is focused on business to business outcomes, and offers plenty of opportunities for attendees to network and gain valuable insights on the industry.”

More than 200 exhibitors from all mining sectors ranging from conveyer belts to PPE will showcase their newest developments at exhibition stands. Notable names include Toyota, with live and interactive demonstrations of the Hilux SR range, Mastermyne Group showcasing their newly formed Mastertec business, and Flexco, who will launch their new belt tracker, featuring breakthrough technology allowing for heavy-duty use, but with extremely cost-efficient value.

Flexco chief engineer of Product Development and R&D Brett DeVries will present a seminar as part of the content series reviewing a technique for measuring lagging friction coefficients under typical conveyor belt pressures. He says, “Flexco has been exhibiting at QME for more than 14 years. With a strong customer base and distribution network in the Mackay area, the show is a great chance to connect with customers and the local community.”

One of the key events at this year’s QME will be the Thought Leadership Panel discussion that will examine the position of coal locally and internationally. The panel of influencers will provide well-informed feedback and compelling discussion on a range of hot industry topics and what needs to be done to keep coal mining a viable industry.

World Coal Association chairman Mick Buffier will be a key participant in the panel. “It provides an open forum to discuss vital issues and illustrates how a collaborative approach from all industry stakeholders will create a sustainable and profitable industry,” he says.

The QME ‘Content Series’ will showcase a number of themes that will provide tangible benefits and improvements to businesses in the industry. Topics in this seminar series will explore new technical advancements across the METS supply chain that can save time and money, investigate the best way to manage current assets and will examine the opportunities that exist for cross industry collaboration.

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