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Get ready – the countdown is on to the highly anticipated Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) in 2024!  With all the buzz around increased mining activity and an uplift in industry confidence, QME 2024 is set to break records. This unmissable industry event has everything for mining professionals who want to strengthen their business, from finding new suppliers to making new connections and learning from experts.

Held on 23-25 July 2024, QME is ideally situated in Mackay, the gateway to the Bowen Basin. This large-scale mining event attracts exhibitors, attendees and speakers from around the world. QME is not your typical mining event. It is the leading mining and engineering event in Queensland and the largest regional mining exhibition in Australia, giving QME attendees access to over 300 mining suppliers, free-to-attend seminars, and the opportunity to connect with industry peers from across the sector.

QME Exhibition Director Samantha Martin says that this year’s event is a prime opportunity for companies and individuals to set themselves apart competitively.

“Mining companies have a lot on their plate, dealing with complex issues from changes in technology and government policy to challenges with stakeholders or investors, as well as wider cultural attitudes. Within this challenging landscape, QME is the event you need to participate in to fast-track your knowledge and connections.

“At QME, you’ll have a chance to meet with hundreds of suppliers, engage with new technology and build your network, along with access to exclusive presentations discussing industry issues and solutions, best practices, and future trends shaping the sector. We can already tell that this will be a QME for the history books – and one that you just can’t miss,” said Samantha.

For engineers, site personnel and management, here are three key things that set QME 2024 apart.

1. Sourcing

QME is the perfect opportunity to efficiently source new technology, products or suppliers to stay competitive in 2024. Attendees can talk to over 300 suppliers face-to-face, see and try out products, and source the latest in technological advancements in the mining industry. Super-sizing the outdoor component of the expo, Hastings Deering, Komatsu, and Hitachi Construction Machinery will display large-scale equipment for attendees to admire firsthand. QME’s indoor expo, with a bigger-than-ever floor plan, will feature exhibitors including ATOM, Pirtek, and Flexco, with Commodore Australia, Earthtrack Group, and Parker Hannifin featured in the Decarbonisation Showcase.

2. Connecting

With thousands of attendees from across Queensland, Australia and the world, QME provides a key platform for establishing and strengthening industry connections. In the Mining House Pavilion, attendees can meet and network with major mining companies, including Anglo American, BHP + BMA, Bravus, BUMA, Glencore, Mackellar Group and Whitehaven Coal. Beyond the exhibition floor, attendees can connect and raise their profile with the broader Queensland mining industry through highly anticipated networking events such as the QME Opening Party and the Queensland Mining Awards.

3. Learning

The landscape of the mining industry is rapidly changing and QME provides an opportunity to stay agile and competitive with the latest information through free-to-attend seminars. Attendees will hear from industry experts on diversification, critical minerals, smart mining technology, clean energy, occupational health and safety, investment outlook, and future trends. QME’s speakers bring decades of experience from across the globe to help Australian mining companies meet and exceed the needs of the market.

Companies looking to make their mark will need to move quickly as exhibition spaces are still available but selling fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this industry-leading event. To find out about exhibiting or visiting QME 2024, see

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