Mining Reporter – Friday 11 July 2019
HARARE (Mining Index) – ALL is set for Zimbabwe’s premier mining, transport and engineering expo to be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre next week.
In a media release, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) company said the 24th edition of the showcase which will run from Wednesday 17 July to Friday 19 July under the theme, ‘Resourcing the Future: Exploring and Leveraging Mining Potential.’
“The focus of the show will be on facilitating discussions on harnessing the country’s mining potential, identifying and kick-starting the catalytic actions necessary for progress on sustainable exploration, mining, processing, marketing and management of mineral resources for the benefit of all Zimbabweans. As organisers, our expectation is that this year’s show will be characterised by 3-days of high-level engagement, profitable networking and on-site deal-flow,” read the statement.
A total of 200 exhibitors have since confirmed their participation in this year’s show, occupying over 5,600 square meters of exhibition space. This represents approximately 80% of the space made available for sale. Foreign exhibitors from the People’s Republic of China, Kenya, South Africa, South Korea and Zambia are also expected at Mine Entra. In terms of local participation, 64% of the confirmed exhibitors are coming from Harare while 29% will come from Bulawayo and the remainder from other cities.
Mine Entra 2019 will be officially opened by the minister of mines and mining development, Hon Winston Chitando. The other ministries to take part through the Mine Entra inter-ministerial roundtable are transport and infrastructure development, industry and commerce, energy and power development as well as finance and economic development.
Mine Entra will feature different knowledge-sharing platforms that seek to add further impetus to the national drive to make mining a catalyst for inclusive economic growth, now and into the future. Key highlights of this year’s event include the main Mine Entra conference that will spotlight government’s policy initiatives for crafting an enabling environment for growth of the mining sector.
On the other hand, the women in mining conference and the young professionals’ forum will highlight the available opportunities for women and youth throughout the mining value chain, thereby enabling each group to achieve their full potential and contribute positively to Zimbabwe’s sustainable economic development.
Other networking platforms that will also take place during the show include the Zimbabwe Miners’ Federation (ZMF) conference and the charity golf event. ENDS//