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English: Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday 29 August

08:30     Chairpersons opening remarks

Juan Carlos Guajardo, Executive Director, Plusmining, Chile

08:40     Opening remarks by the Minister of Mining of Chile

Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining, Government of Chile, Chile

08:50     Opening remarks by the Vice Minister of Mines Peru

Ricardo Labó Fossa, Vice Minister of Mines, Government of Peru, Peru

09:00     Opening remarks by the Secretary of Mining Argentina

Daniel Meilán, Secretary of Mining, Government of Argentina, Argentina

09:10     Opening remarks by the Minister of Mining of Ecuador

Javier Córdova, Minister of Mining, Government of Ecuador, Ecuador

 

Session 1 - Executive strategies

09:20     Executive strategies: capitalising on the challenges and solutions faced by South American mining companies (panel- short presentations followed by panel discussion

  • An overview of the strategic plans of specific mining companies and what has informed their directions
  • How have the challenges of a prolonged down cycle shaped plans for the future? What lessons have been learnt?
  • Key success stories: could these be applied to other mining companies?
  • What can the South American mining industry do to leverage collective success without compromising on competitive advantage?
  • How will the price recovery impact the approach to innovation? Will the industry return to “business as usual”?

Moderator: Juan Carlos Guajardo, Executive Director, Plusmining, Chile

Andrés Restrepo, Chairman, Grupo MINEROS, Colombia
Iván Arriagada, CEO, Antofagasta Minerals, Chile
Jorge Gómez, CEO, Collahuasi, Chile
Óscar Landerretche, Chairman, Codelco, Chile
Víctor Gobitz, CEO, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, Peru
Francisco Costabal, Vice president-South America, business development and administration, Freeport-McMoRan, Chile

10:35     Networking refreshment break

11:05     Panel discussion

Andrés Restrepo, Chairman, Grupo MINEROS, Colombia
Iván Arriagada, CEO, Antofagasta Minerals, Chile
Jorge Gómez, CEO, Collahuasi, Chile
Óscar Landerretche, Chairman, Codelco, Chile
Víctor Gobitz, CEO, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, Peru
Francisco Costabal, Vice president-South America, business development and administration, Freeport-McMoRan, Chile
 

Session 2 - Collaborating to succeed

11:45     Leveraging opportunities for collaboration

  • What can be learnt from the down turn across the supply chain in moving forward in a more collective way to increase profits in every part of the value chain?
  • Shared infrastructure- are hubs the future and how can the industry plan for this? How much money can be saved through these kinds of initiatives?
  • Spare parts and maintenance- could efficiency be increased by sharing the burden across mining companies?
  • Improving the mining ecosystem- What do mining companies need from the supply chain and government to ensure sustained prosperity? Can profits be increased without sacrificing competitive edge?
  • Permitting for suppliers- who is responsible for standardizing regulations to prevent financial loss from across the supply chain?

Moderator:  Laura Supernau, Senior Editorial Manager, BNamericas, Chile

Mauricio Álvarez, Country Manager Chile and Legal Director, Goldcorp Latin America, Chile
Pascual Veiga, Chairman, APRIMIN, Chile
Juan Cariamo, Chairman, Minnovex, Chile
Francisco Valdivieso, Lawyer, Valdivieso, Gutiérrez & Manríquez, Chile 
Susan Lasecki, Cluster Manager, BHP, Chile

13:15     Strategic innovation: managing long-term and short-terms goals when prices go up

  • Why should the temptation to de-prioritise innovation as prices increase be avoided?
  • In which key areas should time and money be allocated to innovation? Balancing immediate with future pay off?
  • What are the key challenges for South American mining companies? How can experience be transferred within the region?

Vicente Alfaro, Regional Director SAM, Mining & Mineral Processing, HATCH, Chile

13:35     Networking Lunch

 

Session 3 - Markets and Investment


14:45    Commodity update: examining the upturn (panel- short presentations followed by panel discussion)

  • An overview of price forecasts- where is the most potential to be found?
  • Which countries provide most promise based on their specific industry profiles?
  • Have we seen a plateau in prices, what next? How does this differ across commodities/minerals?
  • What key macro factors are driving prices?
  • To what extent is the Chinese economy impacting commodity markets? How does this affect South America?

ModeratorMarcelo Awad, Business Director, Chile

Leonardo Suárez, Chief Economist, Research Director, Larraín Vial, Chile
Jorge Cantallopts, Head of Research, Cochilco, Chile
Roberto Ecclefield, Vice President Non Refined Copper Sales, Codelco, Chile


15:45     Networking refreshment break

16:15     Mining investment outlook in the Andean zone of South America: what are the prospects of mining investment in these countries? (Panel - short presentations followed by panel discussion)

  • What is the current business environment for mining?
  • What are the main projects and their chances to move forward in the coming years?
  • How does the regulatory environment affect the current and future mining investment?
  • What are the barriers that are inhibiting investment in South American mining?
  • What are the opportunities?

Moderator: Eduardo Flores, CEO, Grupo Mineros, Colombia

 

Juan Luis Kruger, Vice President, Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía SNMPE; and CEO, MINSUR, Peru
Diego Hernández, President, Sociedad Nacional de Minería SONAMI, Chile  
Santiago Yépez, President, Ecuadorian Mining Chamber, Ecuador 

17:30     End of day 1 and networking drinks reception

 

Day 2: Wednesday 30 August

08:45     Chairperson’s opening remarks

Juan Carlos Guajardo, Executive Director, Plusmining, Chile

08:50     Ministerial presentation from Government of Chile

Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining, Government of Chile, Chile

09:15     Ministerial presentation from Government of Peru

Ricardo Labó Fossa, Vice Minister of Mines, Government of Peru, Peru

9:40       Ministerial presentation from Government of Argentina

Daniel Meilán, Secretary of Mining, Government of Argentina, Argentina

10:05     Ministerial presentation from Government of Ecuador

Javier Córdova, Minister of Mining, Government of Ecuador, Ecuador

 

Session 4 - New approaches to technological innovation  


10:30     Codelco Tech- unifying technology, project management and business strategy

  • What is Codelco Tech and why was it created? Why is consolidation of innovation efforts so important?
  • An overview of the key areas Codelco Tech will focus on: how is this catalysing the company’s innovation efforts?
  • The need for innovation during both up turns and down turns
  • Can a consistent budget and approach be applied?
  • How can a culture of innovation be created?

Sergio Parada, Head of Innovation and Technology, Codelco, Chile

 

10:55     Applying digitalisation and big data strategies to mining and asset intensive industries

  • An overview of the main challenges facing digitalization in the mining industry: how does this fit into a wider vision?
  • How is big data being used in retail, goods and service based industries and how does this differ in mining and asset intensive industries?
  • Can big data be leveraged without expensive investment into new technology?

Rodrigo Andai, Vice President - Enterprise Software, ABB, Chile

 

11:20     Networking refreshment break

 

11:50     ENAEX: Maximizing the potential of explosives

  • Why is the resurgence of industrial explosives so exciting for the mining industry?
  • What is the potential cost benefit of a more advanced rock fragmentation strategy which utilizes explosives to their full capacity?
  • An overview of the technological advances made in the explosives industry

María Virginia Ramírez, Appplied Research Superintendent, Enaex SA, Chile

 

12:10     ORICA: Wireless detonation and beyond

  • What are the key elements of Orica’s WEBGEN technology? Why is wireless detonation the way forward for explosives?
  • How does WEBGEN decrease safety issues originating from explosive mining?
  • An overview of the disruptive road map which is made possible by transformative explosive technology

Sebastián Pinto Fernández, EXCO Member & President Latin America, ORICA, Chile

 

Session 5 - Practical solutions

12:30     Strategy and solutions: roundtable discussions
Concurrent roundtable discussions each hosted by an industry expert.

Introduction and presentation: Joaquín Villarino, President, Mining Council, Chile

Roundtable 1: Tailings - Is it possible to deal with tailings without commercial or environmental compromise?

Dr Glen Corder, Principal   Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), University of Queensland, Australia

Mauro Valdés, President, Alta Ley National Mining Program, Chile

Roundtable 2: Water - Decreasing water use: is a waterless mine a dream of the future? What measures can be taken in the meantime?

María Cristina Betancour, Development Manager, Sonami, Chile

Camilla West, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, The University of Queensland, Australia

Roundtable 3: Communities - Creating a productive community engagement strategy: what can be done to build trust and positive relationships to safeguard profits?

Sebastián Donoso, Lawyer, Sebastián Donoso & Asociados, Chile

Juan Pablo Armisén, Head of Compliance and Communities, Albemarle, Chile

 

13:30     Networking lunch and close of conference

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