The 2012 MINExpo International was held in Las Vegas in mid-September. The event, sponsored by the National Mining Association is the world’s largest mining show and featured 1,890 exhibitors across 860,000 square feet. Over 58,000 people attended, an increase of 45 percent from the previous conference in 2008.
Industry equipment, including engines, communication technology, pollution control items, and robotics, were on full display. One exhibit even gave attendees the opportunity to get a birds-eye-view from the cabin of a 2,600 ton haul truck.
Check out remarks from the opening session here.