One of the outside exhibitos at CAMINEX 2017
Economists expect the Zambian economy to grow at a faster pace in 2018 due to higher investment inflows and strong agricultural and mining output (Zambia Economic Growth, FocusEconomics, Jan 2018) and this growth is expected to continue in 2019. The Zambian mining industry is also expected to expand steadily over the next eight years as the prices of key minerals trend higher and the regulatory environment remains favourable. This is according to latest research from the Fitch-affiliated research organisation BMI Research (Zambia Mining Report, 01 Jan 2018). Research points to mining activity and investment increasing, although potentially hindered by the on-going problem of power shortages.
CAMINEX, Zambia’s premier Copperbelt agricultural, mining and industrial trade expo, will be back in June to showcase the latest in products, machinery, technologies and services that these and related industries can offer. An important trade platform, CAMINEX is supported by government and industry associations. It attracts thousands of industry professionals keen to come together in one location to conduct business, to network with peers and grow business relationships, and to find out about latest industry trends.
Taking place at the Kitwe Showgrounds in Kitwe, Zambia, from 5-7 June, the event is expected to attract over 4,500 visitors and host over 100 local and international exhibitors.
CAMINEX 2018 will bring these industries together through an industry hub where business transactions can take place and where valuable stakeholder partnerships can develop.
Visitors will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, get advice from technical experts, view machinery demonstrations and benefit from the knowledge and skills shared at the daily free-to-attend business seminars.
Feedback from exhibitors at CAMINEX 2017 was positive and they cited increased brand awareness, generation of sales leads and acquiring new customers as top amongst their key successes gained at the show.
Last year’s show enjoyed strong support from government and industry associations with endorsements from the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development; the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry; the Ministry of Agriculture; the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock; the Zambia Chamber of Mines; the Kitwe District Chamber of Commerce and Industry; SAIMM Zambia; the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council.
Chairman of CACSS, London Mwafulilwa, says he was delighted that so many government Ministers were at the event in 2017 as it is “an endorsement of what the show means to the Copperbelt and to business in the region.” He looks forward to continued government and industry support at CAMINEX 2018.
“CAMINEX is the essential trade platform for the Copperbelt region,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, joint organisers of the event. “It creates an engaging space for stakeholders to network and conduct business.”
For further information on CAMINEX 2018 and visitor online registration, visit the website www.caminex.co.zm