The organizers IMAG GmbH and Afrocet Montgomery announce that the National Mining Summit and the co-located trade fair ConMin West Africa, both planned for September 2018, will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

We have continued to face difficulties in establishing the Nigerian Ministry for Mines and Steel Development’s official position as partners on the Mining Summit, which first led to the postponement of the show until September, and now the announcement of cancellation for 2018. This is because they recently informed us that they are not able to support the event as expected, which means we cannot guarantee the successful running of the show in September.

The National Mining Summit has an integral role in engaging the audience to the wider exhibition. Therefore, we had to make a decision on the overall experience that the show could provide to its attendees and it was decided that one event could not run without the other.

At this time, we as organizers cannot confirm a date for the regular continuation of the trade fair. However, as the concept of the event proved itself in the previous year and met with a very positive response, we hope that a return to an annual event will be possible in time. Moreover, Nigeria stays the strongest economy in Africa and a highly promising growth market for the construction and mining industry.

Download the Post Show Report of ConMin West Africa 2017 here.

If you are interested to find out more about the next National Mining Summit West Africa, please contact IMAG or Afrocet Montgomery, so we can keep you informed:


Christina Laukant
Tel: +49 (0)89 55 29 12 330


George Pearson
Afrocet Montgomery
Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 3008
Cell: +234 (0) 809 900 0111

About the organisers:


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IMAG, a subsidiary of the Messe München Group, organises trade fairs around the world and supports participants in international events outside Germany on behalf of public and private clients. Since its foundation in 1946 in Munich, IMAG has been involved in over 5,000 international exhibitions abroad. IMAG’s annual portfolio encompasses approximately 30 trade fairs, spanning around 20 countries. The events focus in particular on the sectors construction materials and equipment; automotive, commercial vehicles and auto parts sectors; tools; and environmental technology and analytics.

Afrocet Montgomery

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With a combined 145 years of experience, Afrocet Montgomery is a new partnership that specialises in running high end exhibitions and events in West Africa. The extensive knowledge and experience of the African market has enabled Afrocet Montgomery to develop a strong portfolio of shows which cover a wide range of sectors including the building and mining industries. As well as organising South Africa’s biggest building show, Interbuild, Afrocet Montgomery also runs Electra Mining Africa which is one of the world’s largest mining and power exhibitions based in Johannesburg.