Leading occupational health & safety trade expo to launch in Botswana

Leading occupational health & safety trade expo to launch in Botswana

Submission Date : 2018-10-12

Leading occupational health & safety trade expo to launch in Botswana

Brand new A-OSH Expo Botswana to take place alongside Electra Mining Botswana at the Gaborone Fairgroundsin September 2019.

Bringing together all aspects of occupational safety and health concerns in the workplace, A-OSH Expo Botswana will showcase the latest products, technologies and services across this important sector, as well as the newest health and safety training. The show will be taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 10-12 September 2019.
 

The topic of occupational health and safety (OSH) is taking on increasing importance, both for office workers as well as those in more physical sectors such as mining and construction.There is a growing need for occupational health and safety training, with safety being of paramount importance in the workplace. Worker’s rights will come under the spotlight at Botswana’s new OHS trade show.   
 

“We are excited about the launch of this new co-locate in Botswana,” says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director: Mining and Industrial, at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of Electra Mining Botswana. “Through our many conversations with the mines and related industries in Botswana as well as with government and local associations, we recognised the need to further promote health and safety in the country and a focussed separate showco-located with Electra Mining Botswana was an ideal vehicle. Backed by the experience we have gained in organising nine occupational health and safety trade shows in South Africa, it will be further supported through our partnership with the TRM Group.”

Occupational Health and Safety Expo in Botswana
Charles Siwawa, CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines speaking at the free-to-attend seminars that took place alongside Electra Mining Botswana 2017

The TRM Group is a wholly Botswana citizen owned Company whose core focus is on promoting a safer, healthier and environmentally friendly workplace, whilst also promoting health and safety awareness to the country as a whole. The company is also a business development consultancy, bringing together industry and government, and assisting with business growth across various sectors.
 

“It is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery in Botswana and to share our local knowledge and expertise in support of Electra Mining Botswana and co-located A-OSH Expo Botswana. We believe this will be of benefit to all stakeholders involvedand we look forward to working together over the coming months and years,” saysGorata Manyaapelo, Managing Director of the TRM Group.

Visitors at Expo
Visitors registering to attend Electra Mining Botswana 2017

A-OSH Expo Botswana will bring further value for visitors attending Electra Mining Botswana as occupational health and safety is an important component of all the sectors covered by the show.

Now in its fourth edition, having launched in 2013, Electra Mining Botswana is recognised as the leading mining, industrial and power generation exhibition in the country. It has developed a proven reputation for successfully building business partnerships in the region.
 

“Electra Mining Botswana benefits exhibitors who want to meet new customers and build their brand awareness in Botswana, and also benefits visitors who are looking for products and services to increase their business output,” says Hefer. “Visitors are also there to gain insight into the latest industry trends and garner knowledge around new technologies.”
 

Earlier this year, Electra Mining Botswana won the coveted ‘Best Africa-Bound Trade Exhibition” Award, presented to Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) at the prestigious ROAR Awards, an annual event which gives recognition to outstanding professionalism in the organising and exhibition industry.
 

“We were thrilled to win this award,” says Hefer. “It is confirmation to us of the success of the show and its ability to support business in Botswana.”
 

New products will be unveiled at Electra Mining Botswana next year and the popular live demonstrations will also take centre stage. A full programme of free-to-attend seminars presented by industry experts on a range of pertinent topics will also add significant value to the visitor experience. There will also be an exciting line-up of new show features.
 

“With A-OSH Expo Botswana co-located with Electra Mining Botswana, we are expecting even more visitors through our doors next year. Visitors will be able to access both shows at no cost,” concludes Hefer.
 

Since inception, Electra Mining Botswana has been endorsed by the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources). It is also supported by the Botswana Chamber of Mines and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council.

 

Background

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects currently spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The company is also a member of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO).

The TRM Group is a wholly citizen owned Company specialising in safety, health and environment. TRM’s objective is to promote safer, healthier and environmentally friendly workplaces from individual level to an organisational level to ensure improved positive wellness, and to promote health and safety awareness to the country as a whole.The company is also a business development consultancy, bringing together industry and government, and assisting with business growth across various sectors.

This partnership will ensure that all stakeholders will benefit from the combined expertise, knowledge and industry and government connections of both organisations.

 

For further information, contact:


Leigh Miller

Marketing Manager, Electra Mining Botswana & A-OSH Expo Botswana

Tel: +27 010 003 3060 | Email: leighm@specialised.com


Gorata Manyaapelo

Managing Director, TRM Group

Mobile: (+267) 72908575 | Email: manyaapelo@trmgroup.co.bw

 

Charlene Hefer

Portfolio Director: Mining and Industrial, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

Tel: +27 (0) 10 003 3039 | Email: charleneh@specialised.com



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