The first edition of the Katanga Business Meeting attracted about 4000 visitors, alternating between talks and meetings with the 115 exhibitors at the show. BIA Congo was there, clearly generating a great deal of interest amongst the visitors. The Katanga Business Meeting allowed BIA DRC to close the sale of generators and to create some very serious leads for the sale of its used equipment and stock in the DRC (Komatsu bulldozers and loaders). The event also provided an opportunity to remind the players in the mining sector that in addition to supplying premium-brand machines such as Komatsu, Cummins, Bomag, Sandvik, and Terex, BIA DRC offers its customers a complete solution focused on technical support, logistical support, supply of replacement parts, and maintenance.
The KBM has definitely become an essential event in Katanga, allowing BIA to strengthen its presence and its brand image. Following on from this success, BIA has already made plans to participate in the 2015 Katanga Business Meeting.