POST SHOW REPORT OF LAST EDITION
The recently concluded Eighth edition of IME, “International Mining, Equipment, Mineral & Metals Exhibition” (concurrent with 8th Asian Mining Congress), organized by TAFCON along with MGMI, during November 6-9, 2019, was a grand success, as informed by VVIPs, Delegates, Exhibitors and Visitors.
It aimed to upgrade the future of mining and allied industries in India. This institutionalised event has been envisaged as a catalyst for the development of Mining, Mineral, Metal and allied sectors in India. The prestigious biennial international event of the sector, is one of the largest shows of its kind in this part of the world. The event once again, proved to an ideal platform for the global mining, mineral & metal producers, decision makers, bureaucrats, investors, industry leaders and other key stakeholders of the industry to congregate, display products, exchange technologies, new initiatives, negotiate for mutual business development and forge meaningful partnerships.
The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Coal and Mines & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India on November 6, 2019. Other eminent dignitaries present on the occasion were, H.E. Shri Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of Czech Republic to India; H.E. Shri Andrew Ford, Consul – General, Australia Consulate – General Kolkata; Hon’ble Shri Anil Kumar Jha, Chairman Managing Director, Coal India Ltd & President, MGMI; Hon’ble Shri Sanjiv Chopra, IAS, Chairman, Odisha Mining Corporation; Shri Rajiw Lochan, Honorary Secretary, MGMI; Shri J. P. Goenka, Shri V.K. Arora, Co- Convenors and Shri I.P. Wadhwa, Managing Worker, Tafcon.
High level Trade Delegations and Country Level Group Participation from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, South Africa, UK, USA and many other countries were a part of this important event. The Exhibition was participated by more than 225 exhibitors from Mining, Equipment, Mineral, Metals and other allied sectors for displaying their equipment, products, technologies, innovative applications and research & development along with large participation from mineral rich states of India such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Concurrently, “Buyer Seller Meet” was organized on the second day the event, which witnessed presentations from key stakeholders such as, Coal India, NMDC, Essel Mining, etc. It received an enthusiastic response from India and overseas.
On the third day of the event, Exhibitors Award Function was also organized, wherein Dr. Aboobacker Siqqique P., Secretary cum Commissioner, Directorate of Mines, Government of Jharkhand; Shri Upendra Kumar, Former President, MGMI & Advisor (Coal), Essel Mining & Industries Ltd.; Shri Peeyush Kumar, Director (Technical), Ministry of Coal, Government of India and Shri I.P. Wadhwa, Managing Worker, Tafcon, presented awards to Exhibitors in different categories like International Pavilions, Machinery Display, Innovative Stall Design and Presentation, Large Participation and Outdoor Machinery Display, etc.