The world’s miners, equipment makers and suppliers are counting down to the world’s largest mining exposition: NMA’s MINExpo International 2012, which will be held September 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The global boom in mineral and coal mining is creating a massive event. In a recent press release, the NMA announced current exhibit space sales are 18% ahead of the record-breaking 2008 numbers—making the 2012 show the largest mining exposition in history.

“MINExpo gives us the opportunity every four years to bring together all aspects of the industry—people, products and services—in one huge demonstration of capability,” said Joy Global Inc.’s President and CEO Mike Sutherlin, MINExpo International’s chairman.

Put MINExpo International on your 2012 calendar now and plan to join the thousands expected to attend the quadrennial event at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration and housing will open in January 2012 with information available on the MINExpo International website,