Date – November 12-14 2012
Summit Name – GDS International’s fourth Next Generation Mining Latin America (NG Mining LA) Summit
Website – http://www.latinminingsummit.com
GDS International Summits help in bringing together the best people in the business together to tackle the burning issues of the sector.
Backdrop – Latin America’s mineral-rich land has generated a significant amount of interest over recent years. With Brazil leading the way in terms of mineral production, this lucrative industry has fast become one of the region’s most important economic activities, leading to economic self-sufficiency in a lot of countries. This growth is, however, is not without its pitfalls. Intensive mining provoked by a voracious global appetite for minerals has both boosted the region’s GDP and made the finite nature of such reserves increasingly more apparent. Sustainable development and intelligent investment are subsequently proving key to long-term profitability.
The NG Mining LA Summit will address…
Sustainable development and other emerging issues in the Latin American mining industry today
This year’s program:
- High-level roundtable discussions
- Network and participate in a variety of comprehensive workshops
- Peer-led panel discussions
- One-on-one meetings with the C-level executives
This year’s focus – relevant new projects happening in Latin America
Notable attendees – Pol Guzman, Project Director of Newmont Mining and Dr. Fernando Puntigliano, Country Manager of Uruguay for Zamin Ferrous. Pol will be representing the Conga Project, a $4.8 billion project taking place in Peru. Dr Puntigliano is representing the $3 billion Aratiri Project, the biggest investment in Uruguay.
Other executives attending the summit include Vicente Irarrazaval from Anglo American, Rodrigo Quental from Vale, Ernesto Balarezo from Hochschild Mining and Pedro Garcia of EBX.