Botswana’s leading Mining, Industrial and Occupational Health and Safety Expo, Electra Mining Botswana due to take place from 14-16 September at Fairground Holdings, Gaborone, Botswana, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next edition of the show will be held in September 2023 at the same venue, this is according to organisers, Specialised Exhibitions, a division of Montgomery Group, and TRM Group.
“Given the Botswana COVID-19 restrictions, which includes the continued temporary prohibition of large gatherings and restrictions on local and international travel, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Electra Mining Botswana,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions.
“Although disappointed that the 2021 show will not go ahead, it is the right decision for all stakeholders involved. The safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, suppliers, visitors and the industry as a whole continues to be of paramount importance to us.”
“Exhibition’s post COVID-19 will play an essential role in providing a fast-track to economic recovery. They will enable the all-important face-to-face connection between buyers and sellers, bring new products to market, drive innovation, forge partnerships, build brands and community, offer immersive experiences and provide intellectual content and educational opportunities through seminars and workshops,” says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions.
“The show helps boost the national economy through the many local suppliers and companies that engage under one roof. Moreover, our attendees always walk away from our free to attend seminars equipped with a wealth of knowledge and insight to better navigate their respective industries. This is a time to remain positive and prepare ourselves for a triumphant return in 2023. We look forward to reuniting with all our stakeholders, partners and sponsors in 2023 for a bigger, better Electra Mining Botswana Expo!” says Fhoster Manyaapelo, Managing Director at TRM Group Safety