Prime Creative Media Acquires QME, AIMEX and WAME exhibitions

Prime Creative Media is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Queensland Mining & Engineering Expo (QME), Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) and Western Australia Mining Event (WAME) exhibitions from Reed Exhibitions Australia Pty Ltd (RX Australia).

From 13 May, these events will join Prime Creative Media’s resources stable, which owns brands such as the PNG Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition and Conference which it acquired in 2023, and publications such as Australian Mining, Safe to Work, Australian Resources & Investment, Quarry and PNG Mining.

“We are thrilled to welcome the QME, AIMEX and WAME events to our company,” says Mr. John Murphy, CEO of Prime Creative Media. “They have a terrific reputation within the industry here in Australia. This acquisition continues our work in supporting the growth of the Australian resources sector. We look forward to investing in these events, so that they can continue to showcase the developments of this fantastic industry.”

Mr. Murphy notes that Prime Creative Media is looking forward to maintaining and building upon the current line-up of commercial, association and media partnerships, to maintain and strengthen the events’ positions in the industry. He expressed consideration for the support that RX Australia is giving his team.

“Our first focus area is to ensure a smooth transition for exhibitors and visitors to the upcoming events this year,” says Mr. Murphy. “We have already begun working with the current team to ensure a seamless transition for the show’s exhibitors, sponsors and visitors. We look forward to reaching out to all stakeholders in the coming weeks.”

The next edition of QME will take place 23-25 July 2024 at Mackay Showground

The next edition of WAME will take place 9-10 October 2024 at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

The next edition of AIMEX will take place in 2025 at Sydney Showground


About Prime Creative Media

Prime Creative Media is Australia’s largest independently owned B2B Events and Publishing business. Over the past 25 years its team has grown to more than 180 media professionals, who produce 50 magazines, covering the country’s most critical sectors including resources, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, hospitality and medical fields. It operates major events including MEGATRANS, No Dig Down Under, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, PNG Mining Expo, and more than 20 awards, symposiums and conference programs. Its media and events team is committed to supporting these industries, delivering on the company’s purpose of growing individuals, organisations and industries.