Mining trade fair MICA, which was originally due to take place at the end of September 2018 in Algeria, has been combined with the Algeria Infrastructure trade fair. Both events will now take place from 28th to 30th January 2019 at the Palais des Expositions exhibition centre in Algeria. MICA provides manufacturers and service providers from the mining sector with a three-day-long platform for presenting their services and expertise in the growth market of Algeria (Figure 1).
In 2019, the third MICA (Salon International des Produits et Services pour les Mines et Carrières/International/Exhibition for Products and Services for Mines and Quarries) will take place in parallel with the Algeria Infrastructure international trade fair for the first time. The products presented at MICA range from mining machinery and equipment to bulk handling systems and earth-moving equipment right through to safety equipment and equipment for recycling and processing. Scientific presentations and discussions relating to the mining industry are also planned as part of a side-by-side forum.
The mining sector is becoming increasingly important in Algeria. The country, which is rich in natural resources, is further diversifying its economy in order to reduce its dependence on crude oil and natural gas. The government is planning to make further investments and work with foreign partners. This year, the extraction of phosphate, lead and zinc is set to be intensified. New systems are also being planned in order to process baryte, diatomite and bentonite. There is also a strong demand for building materials such as sand and gravel for use in the planned major construction projects in the infrastructure and housing sectors.
IMAG GmbH, a subsidiary of the Munich trade fair, is an international partner of the MICA. Further information and registration forms for MICA 2019 can be found at www.imag.de/mica. (IMAG/Si.)