Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer attended the opening of the 9th MINEX Mining, Natural Resources and Technologies Fair. Chairman Soyer said, “At the center of our economic development model; Innovative thinking and innovation that blends the use of resources with developments in science and technology. Therefore, we are completely against an understanding that deserves to use resources unlimitedly for the sake of development.”
MINEX Fair organized by İZFAŞ and the 8th International Mining Machinery and Technologies Congress - IMMAT, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in cooperation with TMMOB Chamber of Mining Engineers, started. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fair and congress in Fair İzmir, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that mining is an important sector that provides the basic inputs needed by other sectors, especially the industry.
Our priority is nature
Noting that the critical importance of the mining industry in development has turned into an understanding that sees nature as a commodity in recent years, Chairman Tunç Soyer said, “However, the operation of underground resources does not mean the conquest of nature. We have to evaluate all natural and public resources in line with the principles of sustainable development. We consider harmony with nature as the main reference in all our efforts to expand İzmir's economy. At the center of our economic development model; Innovative thinking and innovation that blends the use of resources with developments in science and technology. Therefore, we are completely against an understanding that deserves to use resources unlimitedly for the sake of development. Instead, we encourage the blending of raw materials with knowledge and the development of high value-added products, and we will continue to do so.”
TMMOB Chairman of the Board of Directors Emin Koramaz, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mustafa Özuslu, Chairman of the Board of Aegean Mine Exporters Association Mevlüt Kaya, Chairman of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of TMMOB Ayhan Yüksel, President of IMMAT (Mining Machinery and Technologies Congress) Prof. Dr. Halil Köse, İZFAŞ General Manager Canan Karaosmanoğlu Buyer, İzmir Chamber of Commerce Assembly President Selami Özpoyraz, EBSO Vice Chairman of the Board Muhsin Dönmez, industry professionals and representatives of political parties attended.
Many product groups are exhibited at the fair held in Fair İzmir A hall. These product groups include mineral exploration, crushing-screening, grinding-sorting, drilling, tunneling, transportation, ore preparation and enrichment, auxiliary machinery and equipment, ventilation systems, and occupational health and safety materials. 205 exhibitors from the United States, Germany, Australia, Czechia, China, Finland, France, Netherlands, England, Italy, Poland and Turkey will take part in the fair; Visitors will come from Africa, Asia, the Balkans, South America, the Middle East and Turkey. A procurement delegation program is organized at the MINEX Fair through the Ministry of Commerce of the Republic of Turkey. At the fair, which will bring together the industry stakeholders from many countries of the world, many domestic visitor companies will provide meetings with the fair participants.
Simultaneous congress with the fair
8th International Mining Machinery and Technologies Congress - IMMAT is held simultaneously with the MINEX Fair on October 13-15. Professor at Dokuz Eylul University. Dr. Halil Köse and Dr. In the congress, which was chaired by Çelik Tatar and co-chaired by the Chamber of Mining Engineers Mustafa Hacarlıoğlu, besides the important speakers, the historian and writer Prof. Dr. There is also an interview with İlber Ortaylı.