Two Weeks Until MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2008 – The Worlds Largest Mining Exhibition

Two Weeks Until MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2008 – The Worlds Largest Mining Exhibition

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2008, the mining industry’s premier exhibition of equipment, technology and services, is only two weeks away and members of the media interested in covering the show are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), the show is scheduled for Sept. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The scale of MINExpo is massive, with some of the world’s largest machinery on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibitors are busy assembling equipment that will start moving to the show floor in 10 days. See footage here: MINExpo Show Footage. (

While previous shows have been enormous, this year’s event will be a little different; it’s even bigger. MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2008 will be the largest show ever held. More than 1,200 exhibitors will be showcased throughout approximately 600,000 square feet of space and will attract more than 30,000 visitors from around the world. The show will highlight state-of-the-art equipment and services to the international mining community.

A key theme of this year’s show will be the record global demand for the coal, minerals and equipment needed to sustain growing economies and populations.

Following a Sept. 22 ribbon cutting, industry leaders will participate in a state-of-the industry press conference. On Sept. 23 and 24, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Labor will honor U.S. mining operations for outstanding environmental and safety efforts.

Reporters interested in attending are urged to register at as soon as possible at:

Any questions regarding registration should be directed to Corey Henry at (202) 463-2621 or at There is no cost to reporters to register, however only fully accredited members of the press will be permitted to register for the show.

More information on the show is available at:

WHAT: MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2008 WHEN: Sept. 22-24, 2008 WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

WHO: Mining community exhibitors and visitors from around the world and media covering coal and metals production, mining technology and equipment

The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. Membership includes more than 325 corporations involved in all aspects of coal and solid minerals production including coal, metal and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, state mining associations, bulk transporters, engineering firms, consultants, financial institutions and other companies that supply goods and services to the mining industry.

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