IMARC: German Pavilion about to be realized
Now that the number of registrations has reached a critical quantity, the chances of realising the German Pavilion at IMARC (27 to 29 October 2020) are very high.
Economic Update Mining Equipment June 2020: Exports in Q1-2020 increased; Order Intake in April further Declining
In the first quarter, exports of German mining technology increased by 8.8 per cent to € 427.3 million. However, this is no reason for cautious optimism, because order intake and sales fell furthermore in April as expected.
On the Situation
The VDMA Mining Executive Board already pointed out at the beginning of the Corona crisis in March: For the mining industry, securing liquidity and reducing costs are essential. This was confirmed in the current web meeting on June 5, 2020. The high-margin business with (expensive) spare parts has declined significantly. Service is limited due to travel and access restrictions for customers. Analysts of Mining Technology, for example, also state:
India: Singareni Collieries resumes Production
After 51 days of shutdown, 2/3 of the approximately 48,000 employees have returned to 22 companies in Telangana state. 60,000 tons of coal could not be extracted because of corona. 5 other mines remained open, but are only operating at 50 percent capacity.
German Pavilion at the CPM Myanmar 2020 - postponed to 2021
The "CPM Myanmar - The International Construction, Power & Mining Exhibition" in Rangoon/Myanmar will be postponed to 20 to 22 October 2021 due to the corona pandemic.
Mining & Metals Central Asia 2020: Registration deadline for German Pavilion extended
Since 11 May 2020 the national state of emergency - due to the Corona pandemic - has been cancelled in Kazakhstan.
Expomin 2020 postponed to 9 to 13 November 2020
The German Pavilion, supported by VDMA Mining, is an excellent business platform for German companies offering mining equipment "Made in Germany". EXPOMIN is considered the most important mining fair in Chile and one of the most important in Latin America.
EU Horizon2020
Our cooperation partner at RWTH Aachen University, the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT), successfully completed the EU Horizon2020 SIMS (Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems) project with numerous partners at the end of April.
Mine ReWIR! Change through Innovation in the Region
"Mine ReWIR" is one of 44 regional innovation alliances selected by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a concept phase to develop a detailed roadmap.
CANCELLED: CIM 2020, Vancouver
CIM Expo 2020 in Vancouver, Canada, scheduled for 3 to 5 May 2020, was cancelled due to corona.


On behalf of the BMWi and in cooperation with enviacon GmbH, Berlin, the AHK Mexico is organsing a virtual business initiation Mexico for German suppliers in the mining sector with focus on automation solutions from October 26th to 30th, 2020.
Find potential customers, sales partners/distributors online. VDMA Mining supports a virtual business initiation for Kazakhstan in the field of mining/raw materials. The event will take place from 2 to 6 November 2020 and is organised by DREBERIS on behalf of the BMWi.
Now it is certain: from 19 to 23 October 2020, the business initiation trip on mining in Australia will be carried out digitally.
While prices of most raw materials are falling, gold is stable. In contrast, the situation in our industry, as in the mechanical engineering sector in general, is currently not brilliant.
The VDMA Mining Technology Day, originally scheduled for September 9/10, 2020, will now take place as a digital event from September 7 to 10, 2020.
The exchange at the end of April focused on developments in the markets and political activities of VDMA in Berlin.
Mining suppliers are exploiting potential in Algeria despite Corona: business is now being initiated digitally.
After the mining trip to Peru unfortunately had to be cancelled at the end of March, VDMA Mining, together with the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, offered the registered companies a web conference on April 17, 2020 to assess the current situation in Peruvian mining. We were able to win Victor Gobitz as a top-class and informative discussion partner.
What will the "new normal" be, will the "new globalization" be regional? One agreed that globalization as we knew it is now history.
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