Gary Corin, Specialised Exhibitions Managing Director, commented that the show enjoys substantial growth every year. "The first ever Electra Mining Africa took place more than 40 years ago. It is now an international highlight in the relevant industries and is said to be the second largest show of its kind in the world. By the time the show closed its doors this year, 15 percent of exhibitors had already booked space for the next event."
Carl Woodland, Chief Operating Officer for Oasys Exhibitions, added: "Apart from carpeting for all the halls and some other infrastructure, we also built at least 126 custom stands for exhibitors at this year's expo, which confirms the popularity of the show from an exhibitor point of view. Amongst others, we built stands for Siemens, Tenova Takraf, Du Pont, Turnkey Hydraulics, Bearing Man and Denel."
The new Transport Expo was also launched this year, to coincide with Electra Mining Africa and Elenex Africa at the same venue, and focused on products and services for the logistics, transport and trucking industry.
Woodland and Corin agree that one of the most remarkable aspects of Electra Mining Africa is the show's innovation. It has stood the test of time by building on the success of previous shows and always has something new on offer, while adapting to changing times and the changing needs of the industry.