IMAG GmbH, Munich/Germany, is expanding its involvement in the mining sector. With immediate effect, the subsidiary of Messe München has become an international partner of the MICA mining trade fair (Figure 1) in Algiers/Algeria. To make this official, IMAG and Symbiose Communication Environnement have recently signed a partnership agreement. The next edition of the trade fair will be held in September 2018.
The MICA (Salon International des Produits et Services pour les Mines et Carrières/International Exhibition for Products and Services for Mines and Quarries) is aimed at professional visitors from the mining sector. Decision-makers in the mining industry meet up with manufacturers and service providers over the course of three days. An accompanying forum gives all participants the chance to discuss current issues within the industry.
In Algeria, which is rich in natural resources, the extraction of minerals plays an increasingly important role in reducing the dependency on the oil and gas sector. As part of efforts to further diversify the economy, 38 new sites are set to be developed for mining. These efforts include e. g. increasing phosphate production from its current level of 1.2 mt to 10 mt by 2020, and doubling steel production by 2025. Enormous quantities of raw materials are also required for the large-scale building projects planned in the country.
The third edition of the MICA will be held from 25th to 27th September 2018 at the Palais des Expositions les Pins Maritimes, Algiers. About 70 exhibitors and 2,500 visitors from the industry are expected to attend. (IMAG/Si.)