Looking ahead, readers can expect more

Steve Fiscor
This year Mining Media expanded on a successful program and readers can expect more in 2012. In addition to publishing the mining industry’s favorite trade journal, Engineering and Mining Journal (E&MJ), Mining Media improved several existing services and offered a few new products tied to E&MJ. You are reading one of them here at Womp. Editorially it continues to provide a wealth of information with each edition and next year will be published monthly instead of the current 10-time program. To see what we are planning to cover in 2012, simply click the link at the end of this sentence to download the 2012 media kit. The media kit has the editorial plans for all of the Mining Media titles. If something piques your interest and your mining company is doing something noteworthy in that area, please contact me and we will consider working with the mine on a story. The calendar is a mere guideline as we will always cover important stories as they develop.

This year, Mining Media hosted four technical conferences: Haulage & Loading, Longwall USA, Mineral Processing and Coal Handling & Storage. E&MJ organized its first mineral processing conference, and although the turn out for the event was not as high as had been anticipated, those that attended found value in the presentations. In fact, the Tailings Management article in this edition is based on one of the 12 presentations from the conference.

Looking ahead to next year, many equipment manufacturers and service providers are already preparing for the two largest mining trade shows. Expomin, which takes place April 9-13, 2012, in Santiago, Chile, is the largest mining trade show outside of North America. And, the largest mining trade show is MINExpo, which takes place September 24-26, 2012, in Las Vegas. If it's anything like past experiences, the industry will see a steady stream of marketing rollouts that will build to a crescendo in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, readers can continue to rely on the E&MJ editorial team to provide the quality coverage they have come to expect over the years. If you like what you see or you see room for improvement, please feel free to drop me a note. Thank you.

Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief, E&MJ

As featured in Womp 2011 Vol 09 - www.womp-int.com