Looking ahead, readers can expect more
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