Jul 23, 2018

Strong showing for QME’s 25th year in Mackay

Strong showing for QME’s 25th year in Mackay One of the exhibitions set up for QME in Mackay this week.

The Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME), celebrating its 25th year in Mackay, will feature its strongest supplier and speaker presence in years when it opens tomorrow, organisers say.

The 2018 event will showcase more than 230 suppliers including Hastings Deering, Downer, Flender, Flexco, Vermeer, Mastermyne, Becker Mining Systems, Puma Energy, Valley Longwall International and many more.

The QME program includes a free seminar series, with more than 25 speakers and 15 sessions across the three days.

Session highlights include:

Tuesday July 24, 10.15-11.15am
MINING’S NEXT HORIZON
Austmine chief executive officer Chris Gibbs Stewart and other industry leaders join an in-depth discussion about the pathway forward for the mining and METS sectors.

Wednesday July 25, 10.15-11.15am
TRANSFORMING REGIONAL QUEENSLAND
Carpentaria Rail chief executive officer David Fletcher, Queensland Exploration Council deputy chair – minerals and coal Darren Walker and Queensland Government  Resources Investment Commissioner Todd Harrington discuss upcoming projects.

Wednesday July 25, 2.30-3.15pm
INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE AT THE COAL FACE
Mackay Region is cementing itself as the “Silicon Valley” of the mining equipment, technology and service (METS) sector.  A selection of local companies will showcase their innovative solutions and demonstrate why Mackay METS sector is continuing to grow from strength to strength.

Thursday July 26, 12–12.45pm
OHS SERIES – THE REAL COST OF FATIGUE
Caterpillar Technology representative Kellen Timboe will discuss the impact of fatigue on employee performance in the workplace and how this correlates to at-risk behaviours. He will share real examples of companies who have successfully invested in the effective management of fatigue through culture and technology.

QME is a free-to-attend trade event for the mining industry, running at the Mackay showgrounds July 24-26.

Visitors are encourage to register online at www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au or register onsite at the event.

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