Record Turnout at AIMEX 2011
AIMEX, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, saw a record of more than 17,000 visitors attend this year – a 40-percent increase, compared with its previous edition in 2007. Organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, the event was held Sept. 6-9 at the Sydney Showground.
According to Reed Exhibitions, AIMEX 2011 is the largest mining exhibition ever held in Australia, and hosted more than 600 exhibitors on more than 50,000 square meters of exhibition space. The event is held once every four years and saw the attendance of 1,288 international visitors from 49 countries and regions. The show’s organiser reported a 40-percent increase in international visitors and attributed the upswing to a booming mining industry.
Paul Baker, exhibition director of REEDMININGEVENTS, said, “Just over 75 percent of our visitors –12,188 –were from NSW. In particular, visitors from Queensland increased 33 percent to 1164. AIMEX also attracted significant numbers of international visitors, totalling 1288 from 49 countries, a 40-percent increase on our 2007 numbers. Certainly, the fact that the mining industry in Australia is booming, with massive on-going investment over the next five to 10 years, contributed to a very strong show.”
The next edition of AIMEX will return Sept. 1-4 to Sydney.