AIMEX 2021

As part of our National Showcase program in 2021, Resource Industry Network is once again making preparations to showcase the region's METS capability at AIMEX on November 16-18 in Sydney.

As a result, we are now taking Expressions of Interest for businesses interested in joining our showcase stand - the Mackay Region Engineering, Industrial and Technology Hub, which aims to raise awareness and promote the capability of the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) METS sector and create opportunities for businesses and the region. So if you're a MIW businesses in the mining supply chain, here are a few things to consider:

  • The RIN stand is a cost-effective method of gaining national exposure;
  • Collaborative-style stand with a fixed walk-on price;
  • Minimal effort required for businesses as RIN facilitates the stand and all requirements;
  • Your business benefits from our experience and program materials developed over several years of showcase events;
  • You get to showcase alongside other local businesses that work together in promoting the region's capacity; and
  • Ability to connect with a wider market of buyers and opportunities

The AIMEX program is a valuable one and is a key event on the mining calendar offering a unique opportunity for leading suppliers and buyers. Events such as AIMEX deliver many benefits including:

  • Attracting a high quality and quantity of buyers and decision-makers
  • Generating sales leads
  • Delivering new business
  • Time-efficient and cost effective way to accelerate the sales process
  • Providing all-important brand experiences
  • Building relationships face-to-face

Please be advised that spaces on the RIN showcase stand are limited. To register your interest for AIMEX 2021 happening from November 16-18 in Sydney, download the below EOI (including pricing and inclusions) or contact our events and projects manager Sonia Andersen today.




Regional capability on show as Mackay METS innovators head to Perth for Austmine 2021 (May 26th, 2021)

A taste of the ingenuity from Mackay’s engineering, industrial and technology sector is currently on show in Perth this week as part of the Austmine 2021 Conference and Exhibition.

A contingent of local METS businesses and industry representatives are attending the event as part of the Resource Industry Network’s Mackay Engineering, Industrial and Technology Hub stand.

Austmine 2021 is one of the first major face-to-face conferences for the sector in more than 12 months and brings the latest in mining innovation to industry.

Mackay METS businesses showcasing their innovations at the event include Diacon Australia, East West Lighting, and M&P Services.

Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood said the Perth event was another opportunity for Mackay’s METS businesses to demonstrate their innovative prowess.

“We haven’t been able to do this for more than 12 months, so it is great to be back showcasing the region’s impressive capability.

“Mackay is a leading global METS hub with world-class innovations. The Austmine event allows us to raise more awareness of our extensive capabilities and capacity as a sector, as well as show off specific individual innovations from local METS businesses.

“The Austmine 2021 event is one of two national showcases that Resource Industry Network will be participating in during 2021. The other event will be AIMEX in Sydney in November, so if there are any other businesses interested in participating, they should contact us soon.

“We are also spreading the word about the exceptional Resources Centre of Excellence facility and our newly-launched METS HQ platform, which is an online digital platform that provides a one-stop-shop for buyers globally to search and locate products and services from the region,” Mr Kirkwood added.

The initiative has been made possible with funding from the Mackay Regional Council and the MIW SME METS Export Hub.

For more information about participating in our National Showcase program, contact Sonia Andersen at


















Attending Austmine 2021 in Perth this week are from left, Jed Guley and Graeme Fletcher from M&P Services, Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood, East West Lighting director Lance Walk, and Diacon Australia managing director Brendan Refalo.