The last month or so has been an incredibly busy period for E&MJ and the Mining Media International team. Coming off the heels of the annual PDAC event in Toronto, MMI hosted its first Haulage & Loading conference (H&L) in Tucson before heading off to the gigantic bauma equipment fair in Germany. During that period, MMI also published this edition of E&MJ along with the 2019 Best of Germany, a supplement it produces in cooperation with the Mining Division of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA Mining). Several noticeable transitions emerged along the way.
H&L 2019 was a big success for the MMI team. Success in the conference business, much like any business, is best defined by customer satisfaction. Except for the day of the golf outing, the weather wasn’t that great by Arizona standards, which worked in favor of the conference. The delegates found educational value in the presentations. The MMI team experimented with an app that created a fun interaction between the delegates and exhibitors and sponsors, which made them happy.