Zimbabwe’s biggest Mining, Transport and Engineering Expo’s (Mine Entra) preparations have gathered momentum with 115 exhibitors having booked for the exhibition which will take place later this month.
The country’s largest international mining exhibition has already attracted exhibitors from China, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) the organizers of the Expo’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Nicholas Ndebele said the organisation was working tirelessly to make the expo a world-class event. He said the Minister of Mines and Mining Development has already been approached to attend the stellar event.
“The executive team has been engaged in a series of high-level stakeholder engagements in preparation for the Silver Jubilee edition of Mine Entra. We met the Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando,” Ndebele said.
The exhibition will run from July 20 to 22 under the theme Explore. Extract. Expand: Towards Sustainable Mining Value Chains, highlighting the role of the exhibition as a conduit for creating platforms for dialogue and engagement for mining industry stakeholders.
The President of Zimbabwe HE Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to officiate at the Mine Entra conference as well as the official opening ceremony to be held on July 21.
Meanwhile, the country’s largest body representing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has invited mining stakeholders from the country and abroad to exhibit in the specialized small to medium-scale mining Exhibition Hall at Mine Entra.
According to ZMF CEO Mr Wellington Takavarasha, the Federation is offering this unique opportunity with packages that cater to businesses intending to make breakthroughs into the small to medium mining sector.
“With major decision-makers from the public and private sectors attending the event from Zimbabwe and surrounding countries, you are guaranteed to reach a wide range of targeted audience from the mining sector.’
“The Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) will, from this year, be hosting small to medium scale miners exhibitors in Hall no 5 at ZITF. We are therefore cordially inviting you to attend, exhibit and participate in Hall 5 under the ZMF Flagship.
“This hall will afford you and your organisation a rare but significant opportunity to interact with serious players and stakeholders within the mining industry. We have also created private meeting rooms and conferences which will be held concurrently with the exhibition. This will result in a hive of activity for the small-medium scale miners, service providers and government arms attending.
“We are offering an early-bird 10% discount for bookings and payments made before the 10th of July 2022
“In addition, an exhibitor will get FIRST annual subscription membership to the Zimbabwe Miners Federation which includes positioning and mentioning on the ZMF website and access to the ZMF Miners database and preferential consideration to all ZMF events, nationally.
“Plus, the exhibitor will get the opportunity to be ONE of only 10 stakeholders invited to participate in the Zimbabwe Miners Federation Equipment Outreach Show that will take place over the course of the next 3 months.
“ZMF will be touring the 8 mining provinces of Zimbabwe and offering a variety of packages to the small to medium scale miners comprising of start-up to semi-advanced mining equipment to be distributed on lease hire purchase scheme.
“It is ZMF’s premium conference and exhibition that will assemble key representatives from the local and regional mining industry along with regional business leaders to network and delve into strategic conversations.
“It will provide the largest of its kind opportunity for participants to identify and capitalize on huge business opportunities available in Zimbabwe’s rich mining sector.
“Featuring a massive exhibition space and continent oriented conference, this event will position itself as Zimbabwe’s flagship mining business and informative event by hosting 3 days of critical deliberations, latest product demonstrations, critical knowledge sharing, quality business meetings with influential mining and related Ministries and industry bigwigs.
“Over 3 000 miners drawn from across all the 8 Mining Provinces of Zimbabwe will attend this event and this will enable exhibitors to position themselves within the context of the mining market against the backdrop of the event.
“This event provides an opportunity for exhibitors to collect invaluable market data and contacts to better position their brands and acquire feedback from the industry elite.