THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) company has sold over 4 000 square metres of exhibition space representing 91% of available space for the regional Mining, Engineering and Transport (Mine-Entra) to be held from July 23 to 25.
The ZITF company last week said the three-day exhibition to be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre would focus on how innovative technologies and ideas could be used to beneficiate mineral resources to achieve national economic growth and prosperity.
“Mine-Entra remains focused on its core business purpose which is to offer an ideal marketing forum to establish meaningful direct contacts with important decision makers and to showcase their latest products, technology and services applicable to the market,” ZITF chairperson Bekithemba Nkomo told journalists in Bulawayo.
“To date, over 4 600 square metres of exhibition space has been sold which represents 91% of available space. International participation, either by a national or individual representation, includes Belgium, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, People’s Republic of China, Germany, Nigeria-Belize Chamber of Commerce and South Africa.”
He said international exhibitors would be showcasing chemicals, conveyors, drilling equipment, pumps, rubber, hoses and mineral processing equipment.
The exhibition has also attracted small — scale miners, including Artisanal and Small — scale Council for Sustainable Mining as well as women in mining.
Nkomo said this year’s exhibition would attract a high-calibré of local business visitors and executives from most of the country’s big mining houses.
The building and construction equipment exhibits as well as protective clothing and other safety products introduced last year would also be a prominent feature.
ZITF intends to hold a Mine-Entra Conference in conjunction with the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe to focus on policy initiatives around mineral beneficiation and economic growth.
It would also hold Joint Suppliers and Purchasers’ Conferences to add value to Mine-Entra participants and to update all stakeholders on the state of the mining industry in Zimbabwe.