Electra Mining Africa 2022 saw almost 700 exhibitors, more than 60 000 square meters of exhibition space and more than 30 000 visitors make their way to Johannesburg’s Expo Centre, Nasrec.
The continent’s largest trade show made its return after a four-year hiatus due to the global pandemic. Taking place from 5-9 September 2022, the Electra Mining Africa event is regarded as one of the most important trade shows in the country as it highlights the importance and impacts of Africa’s booming industrial sector.
Specialised Exhibitions, organiser of Electra Mining Africa is a member of the Montgomery Group-one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects currently spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As the largest trade show organiser in South Africa, it has a wide portfolio including Electra Mining Africa, Electra Mining Botswana, Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC), Coal Africa, KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition, Interbuild Africa, Machine Tools Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Propak Africa.
Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions there was a lot that visitors were exposed to at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. “As a 5-in-1 trade show, it covered everything from mining, electrical and automation to manufacturing, power, and transport. So, there was a lot to see for everyone in those fields. The exhibition Halls were broadly categorised across these sectors whilst the vast outdoor exhibit area generally lent itself to pump and valve exhibits and water activations and those activations with moving parts, like materials handling,” said Charlene.
RS South Africa were among the hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s instalment. Brian Andrew, MD for RS said that the company was excited to be back after four years to re-engage with customers and suppliers. “So much has happened over the past 24 months and businesses have had to evolve and innovate to keep up with changes in their sectors. Electra Mining provides a unique platform for suppliers and customers to reconnect and collaborate about how to solve current and future challenges. At this year’s event, we showcased a number of products from trusted global brands including our very own private label, RS PRO. We also partnered up with a few of our suppliers on our stand this year such as SMC Corporation SA, Teledyne FLIR, CRC and Schneider Electric-to further enhance our offering to visitors on our stand,” he said.
Brian also added that the event provided a bird’s eye view on the country’s various industries and most importantly provided an invaluable platform to connect with suppliers and customers. “Electra Mining Africa 2022 was a resounding success for us as a business. It provided a platform for us to showcase some of our products and services as well as introduce our amazing team to the hundreds of visitors we had on our stand. We are looking forward to the next event,” he added.