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QME @ The Coalface

QME returns to Mackay in July, bringing with it a packed exhibition floor and seminar schedule.

The Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been educating and exciting the resources sector for over 30 years and this trend is showing no signs of stopping.

From July 23-25, over 300 exhibitors will pack the floor, with giants like Hastings Deering, Komatsu, Thiess and Hitachi Construction Machinery eager to show off their latest offerings.

But it’s not just the expo floor that will wow attendees. Networking opportunities will present themselves across the three days, starting with the QME opening party.

Sponsored by Hastings Deering, the opening party will be held on July 23 at Mackay Showgrounds from 5pm.

The evening of July 24 will see the Queensland Mining Awards held in conjunction with QME. Dubbed “the Oscars for the Queensland mining industry”, these awards celebrate the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration fostered within our highly competitive industry.

Award winners will be recognised for the quality outcomes they provide to the resources industry as well as for their commitment to innovation.

Organised by the Bowen Basin Mining Club in partnership with the Queensland Resources Council, this is a celebration of mining excellence across Queensland.

Once attendees have networked and explored the expo floor to their heart’s content, they can attend the Komatsu-sponsored seminar series.

Mayor of the Mackay Regional Council, Greg Williamson, will deliver the opening remarks at the QME seminar series to kickstart three days of dynamic discussions.

With themes covering the future of mining, critical minerals, technology, occupational health and safety, and the investment outlook, the seminar series will have something for everyone.

Leaders from mining companies, consultancy groups and suppliers will take the stage to discuss some of the most important aspects of the Queensland, and broader Australian, mining industry.

Some of the big names speaking at this year’s seminar series are Federal Resources Minister and Minister for Northern Australia Madeleine King, the Queensland Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals Scott Stewart, and the Queensland Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dale Last.

On Wednesday, July 24, attendees can enjoy a talk on the Decarbonisation Program, a partnership between the Resources Centre of Excellence, Greater Whitsunday Alliance, and Local Buying Foundation.

‘Decarbonisation Accelerated’ will be a one-day program showcasing the growing decarbonisation imperative in operations and supply chains.

A new engineering masterclass will also be available, covering supervision, practical hazard identification and the optimisation of conveyor belt systems.

The two-hour workshop will see TUNRA Bulk Solids speak to the role of conveyor component testing, as well as typical issues in the sector and how they can be prevented.

QME’s Mining Pavilion returns as the epicentre for industry innovation, hosting some of Australia’s leading mining companies. Here, mining giants like Anglo American, BHP and BMA, Glencore and Whitehaven are eager to speak with attendees about job opportunities and supplier needs.

Renowned mining producers and contractors view QME as an indispensable platform to connect with industry professionals, suppliers and talent, while also spearheading recruitment efforts and spotlighting their pioneering initiatives.

With so many opportunities for networking, learning and celebrating the sector, QME is the premier event for everyone participating in or supplying to the Queensland mining industry.

The Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition will be held from July 23–25 at the Mackay Showgrounds. The exhibition and seminar series are free to attend, but visitors are encouraged to register online ahead of the event at www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au

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