CONEXPO Latin America 2015 education will feature a new one-day aggregates conference at the show, designed to give producers practical, hands-on education that will help them streamline productivity and increase profitability.
Rock Products and Mining Media International are organizing the conference, which will be held Oct. 21, 2015 in conjunction with the show. CONEXPO Latin America will be held Oct. 21 to 24, 2015 in Santiago, Chile (Espacio Riesco).
Aggregates conference topics will include achieving production standards, role of the distributor in equipment education and service, energy issues/portable power generation, water issues, buying new versus used equipment, maintenance, safety, transportation and plant expansion.
“Rock Products and Mining Media International have a solid history of serving the aggregates market; they have been top-level supporters of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, and we welcome their support of CONEXPO Latin America to bring vital education to show attendees,” said Melissa Magestro, senior director exhibitions for Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), show owner and producer.
“This opportunity underscores the industry respect for Rock Products, which has experienced tremendous growth over the past three years, and we are pleased to partner with AEM to bring educational opportunities to CONEXPO Latin America,” said Mining Media International President Peter Johnson. “Our goal is to provide aggregates producers with important insights that will help them run their businesses more successfully.”
Johnson noted the upcoming launch of a Rock Products supplement, La Cantera, specifically for Latin American aggregates producers. “Mining Media International's Latin American Editor, Oscar Martinez, will bring ‘boots on the ground' coverage that is critical in putting together a viable information product for Latin American aggregates producers,” Johnson said.
Education is an important component of the CONEXPO show experience, extending the value of exhibits and networking opportunities, AEM noted. CONEXPO Latin America 2015 attendees can take advantage of industry-focused education while at the show, with a variety of CONEXPO-quality training sessions, seminars, professional conferences and educational workshops.
AEM is working with industry associations and organizations to present a well-rounded slate of attendee education. International and regional industry experts will share their experience and insights on the latest industry trends and technologies.