This time next week, the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition will be in full swing at Mackay Showgrounds, with thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors coming together for Queensland’s largest mining event.

The exhibition and accompanying Seminar Series sponsored by Komatsu are set to showcase the industry’s leading innovations, trends and products, with over 290 exhibitors across three sold-out pavilions, an expanded outdoor area and 20 seminar sessions held over the 3-day event.

Exhibition Director Samantha Martin says the excitement is building, and the flood of pre-registrations received shows the Bowen Basin’s enthusiasm for building the future.

“Our team has been in Mackay building exhibition pavilions for a few weeks now, through all kinds of weather conditions, and we can’t wait for everyone to see a QME that is much bigger than they probably remember.”

“We’re expecting a crowd, so the biggest thing I could urge attendees to do is to register before next week! If you have not registered yet, it’s not too late do so. You’ll be able to register on site but with pre-registration, you can skip the line and walk straight into the expo.”

“Early visitor registration statistics show that exponential technology is a key area of interest, both in the exhibition and in the seminar series. In a sign of the times, 22% of attendees are also interested in low emissions technology, and 13% are looking to learn about ESG,” said Ms Martin.

When it comes to product categories, engineering products and services tops the ‘most exciting’ list, followed by automation and control equipment. There will be plenty of both on display, with the exhibitor roster including Hastings Deering, Komatsu, Mastermyne, RYCO Hydraulics, Volvo Penta, ABB Australia and Fulton Hogan.

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane will be launching the event at the QME Opening Party, sponsored by Hastings Deering. Mr Macfarlane says the exhibition is an important landmark and opportunity for the Queensland mining industry to collaborate and show a united front.

“It’s been several years since our industry was able to gather together on a large scale to share knowledge and new technology. We’re proud to join with QME as an industry partner to help unite the industry and showcase the Queensland mining sector as global leaders.”

Pre-registrations close soon, although the exhibition and seminar series remains free to access with on-site registration available on the day. Those planning to attend are urged to register now  for free at

About QME

For over 29 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Expo (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector in Mackay. Returning to the Mackay Showgrounds from 19 to 21 July 2022, QME will be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation and excellence and will illustrate the world class capabilities of Mackay and the broader Central Queensland region.

QME is a key place for the industry to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect over three days. In one of the world’s most dynamic industries, QME has maintained its relevance and importance within the mining sector. QME is the event you simply cannot miss.