Record-setting MINExpo draws 50,000

By |  October 2, 2012

The largest MINExpo ever Sept. 24-26 attracted about 50,000 attendees from 36 countries, as well as 1,860 exhibitors, according to the host National Mining Association (NMA). The 36 countries represented were 20 more than the 2008 MINExpo drew.

“The growth in international attendance, from 16 countries in 2008 to 36 represented today, mirrors the global presence of the mining industry,” said Mike Sutherlin, Joy Global president and CEO and MINExpo 2012 chairman.

Greg Boyce, chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy and chairman of NMA, echoed Sutherlin’s sentiment.

“This is the largest single assembly of mining equipment in history, and the sheer scale of this showcase is a testament to the state-of-the-art technologies being used right across the industry,” he said. “The world’s energy and industrial supply chain begins with mining, and the equipment and products on display at MINExpo show why mining is safer, more productive and more efficient than ever before.”


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