29 January 2017, Abuja- Due to the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in March, ConMin West Africa Exhibition and the National Mining Summit have been moved from the earlier scheduled date in April to June 13-15, 2017.
A statement from the organisers noted that with a large proportion of attendees and speakers travelling from Lagos and other parts of the world, the event could not be run hosted successfully without the use of the airport.
ConMin West Africa is an exhibition to service the rapidly growing construction machinery and mining industries in the sub region.
ConMin is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Deloitte and IMAG, who own the global construction brand, Bauma.
According to the organisers, the event will act as a platform for key stakeholders, both regional and international, to converge and discuss business prospects and display leading technologies and equipment in both the construction and mining sectors.
The statement read in part, “ConMin West Africa 2017 is expected to attract over 150 companies who will exhibit their products, and upwards of 3,000 visitors from the West African mining and construction sectors.
“The National Mining Summit, running alongside ConMin West Africa, will see top level participants from the Nigerian government and the country’s mining industries converge on Abuja.
“The summit will cover all pertinent issues facing the sector and will seek to stimulate interest from international and national investors through the clarification of policy and industry developments by principal stakeholders and decision makers.”