Countdown Begins for QME 2016: Mackay’s Premier Mining Industry Event

Thought leadership, innovative products, networking events, and big name exhibitors to be seen at the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition 2016.

15 July 2016, Sydney, Australia -­ With just one week to go until the highly anticipated Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) kicks off in Mackay (26 – 28 July), Exhibition Director Robby Clark has commended the mining community for its strong support of the exhibition this year despite the industry’s  current market conditions.

“QME supports the industry in good times as well as in challenging times, so this year it has become particularly apparent to us just what QME means to the Mackay region.” Mr. Clark said.

“It is no secret that the mining industry in Queensland is experiencing some challenging times, however QME remains a significant event and we are very proud to bring a number of new features and experiences to this year’s exhibition to bolster the spirits of the mining community.”

As in previous years, QME has been warmly welcomed back to the region by Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson, who said that it was a privilege to confirm such a strong and enduring relationship with QME and its organisers.

“This trade show is a signature event on Mackay’s calendar, providing our region with national and international exposure, which is why Mackay Regional Council is a proud supporter of QME and is keen for it to remain a permanent fixture,” Mayor Williamson said.

Nearly 200 exhibitors have joined ranks this year ready to do business with industry professionals and present a snapshot of the high level of mining and engineering innovations and advancements that will ensure the future of the industry.

Notable brands exhibiting this year include Redfox Solutions showcasing its innovative thermal drones, Mastermyne Group presenting a newly formed Mastertec business, as well as Flexco, which will launch a new, cost-­?effectiove belt tracker solution which allows for heavy-­?duty use.

Toyota will also have a presence at this year’s event, showcasing its “Unbreakable’ Hilux 5 via interactive demos as well as showcasing a custom-­?built trailer equipped with mine specific  accessories.  

Along with the best that technology has to offer, visitors can also expect a number of exciting new features at QME this year designed to propel the Australian mining industry into the future.

These will include a live demonstration program, business matching program and a targeted seminar series which includes a first for the expo -­? the QME Thought Leadership Panel which will take place from Wednesday afternoon 27 July to discuss the future of the international and domestic coal mining industries.

The panel will be officiated by the Minister for State Development and the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, who will be joined by a number of esteemed industry experts taking part in the ticketed event.

Panelists include World Coal Association’s Chairman and Glencore’s Group Executive -­? Coal Assets Mick Buffier, Peabody Energy’s Australian President Charles Meintjes and Director of Infrastructure and Economic Policy for Queensland Resources Council, Andrew Barger.

QME – held in Mackay just once every two years is free for trade visitors and registration is now open at

  • Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME)'s Contact Details:
  • Number: +61 2 9422 2955
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