The organizers IMAG GmbH and Afrocet Montgomery announce that the National Mining Summit and the co-located trade fair ConMin West Africa, both planned for September 2018, will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We have continued to face difficulties in establishing the Nigerian Ministry for Mines and Steel Development’s official position as partners on the Mining Summit, which first led to the postponement of the show until September, and now the announcement of cancellation for 2018. This is because they recently informed us that they are not able to support the event as expected, which means we cannot guarantee the successful running of the show in September.
The National Mining Summit has an integral role in engaging the audience to the wider exhibition. Therefore, we had to make a decision on the overall experience that the show could provide to its attendees and it was decided that one event could not run without the other.
At this time, we as organizers cannot confirm a date for the regular continuation of the trade fair. However, as the concept of the event proved itself in the previous year and met with a very positive response, we hope that a return to an annual event will be possible in time. Moreover, Nigeria stays the strongest economy in Africa and a highly promising growth market for the construction and mining industry.