IMAG – Press release


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Professional trade fair for mines and quarries

MICA invites international mining industry to Algeria

Munich, 8 May 2018 – From 25 to 27 September, Algeria becomes an important meeting spot for the mining industry. The professional trade fair MICA in Algiers offers a platform to manufacturers and service providers from the mining sector to present their products and know-how in the growth market which is Algeria.

The MICA (Salon International des Produits et Services pour les Mines et Carrières / International Exhibition for Products and Services for Mines and Quarries) takes place for the third time in 2018. About 70 exhibitors, among them the major corporation Cosider, and 2,500 professional visitors are expected at the fairground Palais des Expositions in Algiers. The array of products ranges from mining machinery and equipment to bulk materials handling and earth-moving machinery along with safety equipment and facilities for recycling and recovery. A forum with scientific talks accompanies the trade fair as well as discussion rounds whose participants exchange their views on the industry's synergy effects and topics such as sustainability and training in the mining branch.

In Algeria the mining industry is currently gaining in importance. The country which is rich in natural resources focuses on more economical diversification to reduce the dependency from crude oil and natural gas. The government plans corresponding investments and cooperations with partners from abroad. From 2018 on especially the exploitation of phosphate, lead and zinc is set to be intensified. Moreover, new facilities are in the process of planning to preprocess the resources of barite, diatomite and bentonite. Enormous quantities of raw materials such as sable and gravel are also required to realize the large-scale building projects planned in the infrastructure and housing sector.

International partner of MICA is IMAG GmbH, a subsidiary of Messe München. For more information and application materials for MICA 2018 please visit

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Logo MICA 2018

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Mineral desposits in Algeria (Picture: Symbiose Communication Environnement)