MINExpo covers the entire mining industry, from exploration through mine development, open-pit and underground mining and mineral processing, to safety and environmental improvement.
Last held in September 2016, the show was originally slated to take place in September 2020 but was postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the event covers more than 61,000m2 of exhibit space across 11 halls and six country pavilions. According to the organisers, the show features more than 1,100 companies from 30 countries.
MINExpo is following the guidance of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as federal, state and local government regarding mask requirements and social distancing. The event has several safety protocols in place for attendees; masks are required indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, and accessible hand washing and sanitising systems are available.
Rich Nolan, president and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), said: "On behalf of the National Mining Association, MINExpo's sponsor, welcome to MINExpo International 2021. It's a true privilege to represent an industry leading the global, post-pandemic recovery by supplying the raw materials that feed virtually every supply chain in the world.
"I want to start by thanking our show chair, Komatsu Mining's Jeff Dawes, in addition to all the exhibitors and mining industry leaders, mining companies and attendees whose support and participation in the show has been extraordinary.
"Throughout the next decade, demand for mined materials is poised to soar. That's especially apparent right here in Nevada, known as the most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment, and where more than 20 minerals are actively mined. Infrastructure investment, the deployment of advanced energy technologies, the delivery of affordable, reliable power, and the development of essential materials, supply chains that touch every corner of the global economy, are only possible because of mining.
"At the core of the National Mining Association's strength is our members. From producers to developers of equipment, manufacturers to suppliers, our collective work secures the future of US mining."