Ghana on the upswing: Business delegation trip in October
Ghana's mining industry is on the rise again. The business delegation trip on mining technology from 14 to 18 October 2019 opens up business potential.
Economic update mining equipment: Strong rise in incoming orders
Contrary to the general trend in mechanical engineering, order intake for mining suppliers continued to rise in January 2019. The 40 percent increase is attributable to an unusual increase in orders from the euro zone and the comparatively weak January 2018 (January 2018 compared with 2017: just under 30 percent minus).
Register now for the German Pavilion at the Convención Internacional de Minería
The Convención Internacional de Minería will take place in Acapulco from 23 to 26 October 2019. The closing date for applications for the German Pavilion is 28 March 2019.
Extemin: Last registration deadline 15 March 2019 for the German Pavilion
From 16 to 20 September 2019, the renowned mining fair Extemin will once again take place in Arequipa in southern Peru. Registration is still possible until 15 March 2019.
Brexit: State of negotiations and approaches in standardisation and accreditation
In accordance with the decisions of the General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC of 23 November 2018, BSI will continue to be a full member of CEN and CENELEC, regardless of the conditions under which the UK leaves the EU.
AIMEX 2019: Australia interested in German technology
After several years in a downward trend, the Australian mining industry is now showing signs of a trend reversal. An increase of approximately 23 percent is predicted for exploration spending in particular. Representatives of the Embassy and Austrade want to strengthen contacts between the Australian raw materials industry and German mining equipment manufacturers.
German Pavilion at Mining Indonesia 2019
This year's Mining Indonesia will take place from 18 to 21 September in Jakarta. Registration for the German Pavilion is possible until 21 March.
Premiere in Congo: First German Pavilion at DRC Mining Week 2019
On the initiative of VDMA Mining, a German Pavilion will be presented at the DRC Mining Week, June 19 to 21, 2019, in Lubumbashi for the first time.
Zimbabwe in Transition: Delegation Trip in May 2019
Zimbabwe is one of Africa's most riches countries in raw materials. Our last delegation trip "Mining and Raw Materials" in 2015 highlighted the immense investment needs in the mining sector. However, general conditions turned it difficult to engage more intensively at that time. After the governmental change, it is worthwhile readjusting business potential in the mining sector.


The workshop "Roadmap 2035" focused on the main topics of the Roadmap 2035.
On 7 and 8 March, the fourth Building Material Plants Day was held in Frankfurt am Main. The burning topic for all participants was "Big Data". The building materials plant industry is also dominated by increasing digitalisation. Data collection, data evaluation, data use. How will companies cope with this in the future?
On 21 March 2019, the next meeting of the Steering Committee Latin America will take place in Herzogenrath-Merkstein.
"Longwall" and "Mine Operations" were the topics at the 3rd meeting of our Working Group OPC UA Companion Specification. Individual scenarios were worked out in small groups to determine which machines have to exchange which data with which partners.
Our enthusiasm about some 120 participants this year was countered by the expectation of the participants to learn more about the development of the Road Map 2035. The lively discussion in the conference hall confirmed that we have set the right topic.
"Research" provides "new knowledge"; only the conversion into "innovations" provides "new business". Almost 200 participants from 22 countries attended the conference "High Performance Mining" held in English, which was organized by RWTH Aachen in cooperation with VDMA Mining.
Market development in Africa is continuously continued and expanded together with the member companies. Projects for 2019/2020 were defined.
Two locations, two symposia, two companies - Hanoi and Saigon (Ho-Chi-Minh-City) were the places where our specialised departments "Plants for the Cement Industry" and "Processing Technology" presented their solutions for the cement- and mining industries.
The German-Russian Raw Materials Conference – one of three dialog formats involving Germany and Russia and a platform for the raw materials agreements between both countries – took place in a very constructive and dynamic atmosphere from November 6 to 8, 2018 in Potsdam.
Africa was in the focus of the markets’ interest. Large potential is seen there, but also problems created by language, mentality, distance, Chinese competitors and the political situation. Considerable interest exists in the results of the most recent delegation trip of the VDMA to Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
One focus was the once again livelier business with China, whether directly in China or in third countries, where Chinese companies carry out projects for which they buy German equipment. India was once again described as a highly interesting market where investment is increasing again.
The latest meeting of the Latin America Steering Committee took place at the colliery building of the Garzweiler open-cast mine at the invitation of RWE Technology GmbH. The key topic was lithium mining in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
Manufacturers and operators are looking ahead: a higher-level digitalization strategy as the key to success.
Underground mining operation in Germany's Ruhr region will come to an end on December 31, 2018 after more than 200 years. The Board of VDMA Mining is marking the occasion by combining its summer meeting at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zollverein, in Essen with the final underground tour of the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop.
On April 12, 2018, approximately 25 representatives from companies, authorities and universities convened in Hamburg for a status meeting on the topic of deep-sea mining. The focus of the meeting was on the evaluation of current and prospective market potential.
At its meeting on April 27, 2018 in Lohr am Main, the Africa Steering Committee focused on market changes in Africa and the preparation of the roadshow in Zambia/DR Congo.
The participants decided that they will meet independently of the construction machinery section again in future. The next meeting is therefore scheduled to take place on March 28, 2019 at Siemag Tecberg in Haiger.

bauma 2019

From 6 to 8 March, 26 apprentices and trainees from 6 companies together with their instructors came to Wacker Neuson in Reichertshofen to see their work at Werkstatt Live!, the show as part of our youth event "THINK BIG! - Live at bauma 2019".
What's the status quo of research and science? What topics have an influence on the industry? What's in the pipeline? Research live - 11th International Information Center for Universities and Institutes will provide insights here.
Where to find VDMA at bauma
On 8 April 2019, bauma will begin. Messe München produced an advertising trailer for the mining sector in German and English.
It's heading for the final. The fifteen candidates for the bauma Innovation Award 2019 have been selected. They were presented to the public at the Media Dialogue on 28 and 29 January in Munich.
Also in 2019 we will be back with "THINK BIG! - Live at "bauma 2019" to get young people excited about technology and thus bring technical professions into the focus of young people.
We want you! Male or Female! Fun and action with THINK BIG! - Live at bauma 2019
Having made it into the final round is already an award for the candidates of the competition.
The motto: Getting young people excited about technology.
This prize is coveted. The award is highly valued, even beyond the sector. Products that receive the Innovation Prize are considered pioneering. Entries have therefore once again been submitted by companies, universities and research establishments across Europe and beyond.
The site in the east of Munich will be expanded to 614,000 square meters, the number of halls will be increased to 18. The organizer anticipates that more exhibitors will attend than at bauma 2016. bauma will be held from April 8-14, 2019. A video explains the new structure.
Visits of multipliers in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal end of November marked the start of the bauma partner country promotion activities in Canada. High-level MMI and VDMA representatives discussed forms of cooperation with local partners. The aim is to encourage more Canadian business people to visit bauma 2019.
Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market.
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VDMA Mining events at a glance:
bauma Forum
VDMA has prepared an extensive programme of lectures for the bauma Forum in hall C2 on mining- and construction topics.
bauma Mining - Film
Advertising trailer on bauma Mining 2019.
Mining Supplement - Best of Germany 2018
The edition 2018 of the Mining Supplement is now available.
Alexandra Landgraf
Alexandra Landgraf
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