The state's largest construction and mining equipment show is organised by Exhibitions and Trade Fairs in partnership with the Construction and Mining Equipment Association (CMEIG WA), the latter being an NPO formed in 2003 to represent not only the construction and mining equipment industries, but also allied equipment and services, on issues impacting on the delivery of business.
CMEIG WA represents a substantial force behind the expo, representing the employers of more than ten thousand Australians and servicing industries employing tens of thousands.
CMEIG members pull in sales revenue eclipsing AU$10bn, supplying and maintaining equipment for Australia's mining, quarrying, construction, electric power generation and forestry industries, while the association's members also encompass most of the world's major manufacturers.
Construction and Mining Expo 2012
CME 2012 will provide visitors with the chance to look over and compare the latest equipment on the market and get to grips with the newest and best products and innovations in the construction and mining industries.
This is not the only purpose of the expo, however, as CME traditionally places a major emphasis on training, apprenticeships and recruitment. A number of experts in these fields will be exhibiting and many more will be in attendance.
CME 2012 extends further than just the construction and mining industries, attracting members of the electric, gas, engineering, landscaping, public works, water and phone and cable sectors, making up the bulk of the approximately four thousand Australian industry professionals expected to attend.
'The ultimate in competitive comparisons'
According to the show organisers, CME 2012 will be the ultimate in competitive comparisons, thanks to the broad spectrum of equipment on display.
According to CMEIG WA president, Perry Maxwell, who expects a highly successful event in 2012, CME was created specifically to meet demand for a high profile, professionally-run trade exhibition for the construction and mining industries.
Maxwell claimed the main focus of the trade expo has always been to bring buyers and suppliers together in one place, while at the same time casting a spotlight on the latest available innovations in products, equipment and services.
Event manager Maureen Ryan concurs with Maxwell, saying this year's expo will build on the success of its predecessors in 2006 and 2008.
Ryan believes that CME 2012 has the potential to be one of the most prominent events of the year on Australia's exhibition circuit, while she claimed the venue only adds to the event's stature: "Relocation of the expo to the prestigious Sandalford Estate in the Swan Valley creates a magnificent backdrop to this important industry event and no doubt adds even more incentive for people to attend," she told press in June 2011.
Exhibits and education
CME 2012 will be showcasing 120-plus exhibitors across a 16,000 m² area covering both indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces, with just some of the equipment on display ranging from the likes of air compressors, recycling equipment, excavators, forklifts and hydraulic hammers to laser systems, compaction equipment and computer hardware and software.
The expo will also feature action-packed machinery demonstrations in situations simulating job-like conditions, allowing visitors to witness first-hand an array of equipment in action, not only at ground level, but also in underground and overhead scenarios.
As evinced by the focus on training, apprenticeships and recruitment, CME 2012 will also provide opportunities for visitors to learn directly from leading industry experts on the latest safety, regulatory, operational and technological issues influencing the construction, mining and allied industries.