Leading local and international suppliers to the mining, industrial and power generation sectors have embraced the business growth opportunity that Electra Mining Botswana presents in the region.
Komatsu Botswana, Atlas Copco Botswana, Hansen & Genwest, Cummins SA, Phoenix Contact, Worley Parsons RSA, Haas Factory Outlet CNC Machine Tools SA and Redpath Mining South Africa are amongst the many companies that will be exhibiting at this year’s show, which will be taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 12-14 September.
The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources)has endorsed Electra Mining Botswana again this year. Support has also been given by the Botswana Chamber of Mines and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council, both of whom will be exhibiting.
Botswana has recently been ranked as the most attractive economy for those interested in investing in Africa, according to the latest Africa Investment Index (AII) (April 2017), by the Quantum Global Research Lab. Botswana comes out tops out of 54 African countries and scores highly across a range of categories such as credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business.
Commenting on the Index in the Africa Investment Review (AIR) (Q2 2017), Milton Delo of Quantum Global Research Lab, states that: “Botswana has a high ranking on the business environment factor due to the relatively efficient legal and regulatory environment, which are conducive to smooth business operations. Secondly, the country has a relatively low risk profile as depicted by the credit rating, current account ratio and import cover”.
These research findings along with the projected growth of Botswana’s economy of 4.2% in 2017, as highlighted in the February budget, signify future growth potential across industries.
“As a company, we recognise the opportunity for business to grow significantly in Botswana over the next few years and through our investment in Electra Mining Botswana we are creating an environment that will stimulate trade across the industries we serve,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show in partnership with Botswana-based Soapbox Communications.
Vuyiswa Mojela, Director of Soapbox Communications agrees. “As a citizen of Botswana and having dedicated years to supporting businesses in their endeavours to flourish and grow, my company is dedicated to working together with our partners, with government and other stakeholders to deliver a first-class trade exhibition that will support and benefit all those involved.”
A premier showcase of current and developing technology, new products, equipment and machinery, and the latest systems and services, Electra Mining Botswana will enable visitors to connect with leading service providers, industry business leaders and government representatives. With access to technical expertise, the opportunity to view live demonstrations of products and equipment, and access to the free-to-attend seminars, visitors will gain valuable knowledge and insight which will assist them in their own businesses.
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects currently spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. They are also a member of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO).
Soapbox Communications is a diversified and 100% Botswana citizen-owned Company, which has brought great insight, experience and knowledge to the show which will benefit all stakeholders involved.
For more information, contact:
Charlene Hefer Vuyiswa Mojela
Portfolio Director: Mining and Industrial Director
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery Soapbox Communications