Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo (QME) 2020, expected to take place 22-24 September at the Mackay Showground, has been cancelled.
QME wants to express its concern for everyone impacted by Coronavirus. After closely monitoring the rapidly escalating COVID situation and in consultation with its partners and key industry stakeholders, it has made the decision to cancel the upcoming edition of QME 2020.
QME said, “We are in unprecedented times and continue to witness first-hand the challenging impact of COVID-19 on all industries, both professionally and personally.
“Prior to the recent escalation of COVID-19, we were optimistic that QME would run safely and successfully in September this year and our principal focus was on ensuring that the rescheduled dates were ideally positioned to support Mackay and the Queensland mining industry.
“However, we have concluded that the best option is to cancel the 2020 edition of QME.
“We appreciate that this is disappointing news, but we have made this decision with everyone’s health and safety as our number one priority. We can now look ahead to the 2022 edition of QME.
“While we are disappointed that we are unable to meet face-to-face in Mackay this September, we remain committed to keeping the Queensland mining industry, our customers, partners and attendees connected over the coming months.”