The first international mining exhibition to be hosted in Myanmar has been confirmed at the national convention centre in Yangon next October. Allworld Exhibitions has announced the Mining Myanmar, Building & Construction Myanmar and Electric Power & Renewable Energy Myanmar exhibitions will all be held concurrently in 2013.

Organizers say the time is right for a global focus on the country which connects the world’s two most populated nations - India and China.

The Myanmar government is steering the country towards greater democracy and economy liberalization, bringing more investors to investigate opportunities within the minerals, oil and gas sectors.

China is driving much of the interest in mining investments, while Canadian-based Centurion Minerals is the latest company to enter the Myanmar mining sector with a focus on gold mining and exploration.

“With a population of over 60 million, Myanmar serves as a bridge between South Asia and South East Asia. The development of the Asian Economic Community in 2015 will connect a region of 600 million people and this is likely to further accelerate the development of Myanmar,” says Allworld director Ian Roberts.

“We are delighted to be organizing these exhibitions in partnership with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers and Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI),” he said.

UMFCCI vice president Zaw Min Win says his organization is excited to work with a leading global exhibition organizer to host the forums. “We have seen a huge influx of companies looking to do business in Myanmar and these exhibitions will provide the people of Myanmar with a perfect opportunity to source much needed equipment and services.”

Allworld has been organizing exhibitions for the past 40 years and currently has 150 international forums as clients, including Mining Indonesia, ProPak Asia and Manufacturing Indonesia.

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