Mackay gears up for QME 2020
Traditionally held in late July, Queensland Mining & Engineering Expo has moved back to September 22-24 in what is expected to be a great boost to the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Reed Exhibitions said it had been working with key government departments and partners to put together a comprehensive health and safety plan for the event.
QME is expected to feature more than 200 suppliers as well as hosting a free-to-attend seminar series.
Industry leaders who have already confirmed their participation to speak at the seminar series include Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane; METS Ignited CEO Adrian Beer, Greater Whitsunday Alliance CEO Kylie Porter and Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow.
QME Exhibition director Brandon Ward acknowledges the importance of the event to the local region and also to the State following a tough first half of 2020.
“Mackay is the heartbeat of the Queensland mining industry which is why QME has been so important to the region for more than 25 years,” he said.
“As sentiment improves and the mining industry leads the economic revival, an event such as QME becomes even more important.”
QME is a partner of the Bowen Basin Mining Club’s QLD Mining Awards, which recognise achievements across the state’s mining sector.
The awards will be held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on 23 September in line with the new QME dates.
Attendance to QME is free for both the exhibition and seminar series but everyone attending must register to gain entry.
For more information visit the QME website at qmeeexpo.com.au
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