Hunter mining show has focus on community

THE Hunter Mining Show 2015, a new trade exhibition developed for the New South Wales Hunter region mining industry, will take place in Singleton from March 12 to 14 next year.
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Singleton has a historic railway station.

Lou Caruana

The event is a community-focused mining trade show, running in conjunction with the inaugural Hunter Coal Festival, said Hunter Coal Festival chairman Peter Eason.

He said the exhibition would be a unique opportunity for equipment suppliers, service providers and miners to meet, network and do business as part of the region’s mining community.

“Owned by the Singleton Business Chamber, the Hunter Mining Show will work with the region’s major mining companies, leading equipment suppliers, local businesses and the NSW Minerals Council,” Eason said.

“We have developed the Hunter Mining Show to be the trade show component of the Hunter Valley Coal Festival, which itself will be a celebration of mining’s contribution to the Hunter community.

“The show will also be a showcase for the mining industry to present its products, achievements and innovations to the broader community, helping all sectors achieve a better understanding of what the industry has to offer.”

At a time when the Hunter mining sector is “doing it really tough”, the event will help remind the industry and the wider community that the mining industry is still responsible for a huge amount of business in the region, Eason said.

“It will be an ideal opportunity for those businesses and suppliers who are a key part of this industry to showcase their support for Hunter mining,” he said.

Eason said the Hunter Mining Show would be very different to a “traditional” mining trade exhibition.

“The major point of difference for this event is it has been designed for and by the Hunter business community and mining industry – with the aim of meeting the diverse needs of all sections of the mining industry, from senior management to those at the coalface,” he said.