Leading local and international suppliers to the mining, industrial and power generation sectors will gain valuable exposure at Electra Mining Botswana 2015, taking place from 1-3 September at the Gaborone Fair Grounds in Gaborone. Exhibitors at the show will have the opportunity to interact with visitors from across Botswana and neighbouring SADC countries, speaking with key decision-makers from the region’s industrial and mining sectors.
Visitors can expect to see a wide range of products and services related to mining, industrial engineering and manufacturing, electrical engineering, power generation, materials handling, safety, health and environment, machines tools and construction, amongst others. It will be an opportunity to build valuable business connections, discover the latest in technology developments and find out about the latest new products, equipment and services. The show will also feature exciting free-to-attend seminars that will provide a wealth of information and interactive discussion.
“There is much to be seen and much to learn at the show with the opportunity to interact with exhibitors and their technical experts, attend information packed seminars, network with decision-makers and boost collaboration and international trade,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “The show also has the endorsement of the Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources and by the Botswana Chamber of Mines.”
There will be live demonstrations on many of the exhibitors stands, including Aerzen Airgas who will be showcasing the Aerzen range of German made roots blowers and screw compressors. These are highly efficient and robust machines, perfect for demanding applications in Africa and for a growing energy conscious market.
There will be lots of interest and interactive displays on the Jachris Hose and Couplings stand with live demonstrations of Sentry services – an innovative hose tracking and monitoring device built on radio frequency identification technology. Also on display will be Sentry RFID tags and handheld data capturing device with a live link to its data repository system. Another offering on the stand will be a Container Hose Workshop, with on-site services. They will also be showcasing new product innovations from Gates such as LifeGuard, iLok and Sentry Services. The Gates iLok is a patented, revolutionary hand torque coupling system in EMEA markets and received the Innovation award for Safety during the recent HPS Exhibition in Katowice, Poland.
Airtrax will be launching a new range of H2O Air Conditioning Mobile Evaporative Cooling Equipment at Electra Mining Botswana, offering a more comfortable working environment by reducing summer heat load on staff members. A live demo will demonstrate the effective cooling capacity of the units and will be fully operational to demonstrate the new Electronic Control Panel.
The Vansen brand with its objective of “bringing water to the people”, will be offering products ranging from submersible pumps and motors, vertical turbine, axial flow, end suction, vertical multi stage and surface pumps. These are distributed throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries.
The IB McIntyre stand at Electra Mining Botswana will focus on the Master Lock range including the Lockout and Tagout devices which prevent thousands of accidents that could occur during servicing and repairing of equipment. The Lockout and Tagout procedure protects employees from risks caused by power sources. When used properly with a well-planned lockout process, the safety padlock will ensure that workers will not inadvertently energize equipment whilst someone else is working on it. Also available are a wide range of Lockout and Tagout labels to identify the operator by their name, task and the duration of the operation. The labels are available in many different designs to suit all applications and are heat and chemical resistant.
AJ Charnaud, a leading global manufacturer of personal protective clothing for protection against radiant heat, electric arc flash, acid, flames, fire, cold and molten metal splash, will be displaying various products at Electra Mining Botswana including Survive-Arc which is advanced protective wear against the thermal effects of electric arc flash. Aci-Flam protective wear will also be showcased, which guards against the dual hazards of flames and liquid acid splash – including 98% Sulphuric acid, along with Fire-Safe which is a new age firefighting suit with the highest breath-ability on the market.
DPH (SA) Industrial, Mining & Automotive Supplies will be showcasing its broad range of quality industrial, mining, agricultural and automotive supplies products. Visitors should also look out for Arint Consulting Services, who will be holding a daily lucky draw each afternoon.
The University of Pretoria through its Continuing Education will be promoting various Project Management Courses, especially the newly launched Project Management for the Mining Industry. The programme is designed and presented to address the specific requirements and unique attributes related to mining projects. Covering the mining project life-cycle of concept, pre-feasibility, implementation and operational handover, the course is built on proven and internationally accepted project management practices such as ISO 201500 and PMBoK.
Other exhibitors include Joy Global (Africa), Verder Pumps, Filtration Africa, Air Liquide Botswana, Franklin Electric, Becker Mining South Africa, Jachris Hose and Couplings, Schnieder Electric South Africa, Charnaud, Tubestone and AC/DC Dynamics, amongst many others.
Visitors will gain much insight and knowledge from the daily free-to-attend seminars taking place at Electra Mining Botswana. The topics will focus on Botswana’s mining infrastructure – from planning to implementation, updates on mining industry developments and legal regulations, understanding exploration opportunities, transport infrastructure and investment opportunities. Delegates will gain valuable insight through attending these seminars by getting the latest updates on the mineral industry’s development, gaining an understanding on exploration opportunities, learning about the future of power generation – macro perspective, opportunities and new scenarios, getting updates on infrastructure and the latest development in the Trans Kalahari line project, being able to evaluate investment opportunities and explore strategic finance and investment plans, and by gaining an understanding the regulatory framework and knowing the implications.
“As an international mining, industrial, power generation and machine tools event with leading brand exhibitors and a rich seminar offering, our expectation is that Electra Mining Botswana will help link Botswana with other countries to further develop and diversify local industry and business,” says Vuyiswa Mojela, Director, Soapbox Communications. “With the location of the event in Gaborone, there is easy access for Botswana visitors, as well as those from South Africa and other surrounding African countries.”
Electra Mining Botswana is organised in partnership between Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a South African company with over 42 years exhibition experience, and Soapbox Communications, a local Botswana company.