GDS International Fourth Next Generation Latin American Summit 2012

Date – November 12-14 2012

Summit Name – GDS International’s fourth Next Generation Mining Latin America (NG Mining LA) Summit


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.


About Spencer Green

Spencer Green founded GDS Publishing Ltd in October 1993 to specialise in industrial, government-led publications for the burgeoning Chinese market. The company launched over forty business-to-business titles, was name-checked alongside Tony Blair on China’s national news as ‘best for Chinese business’, and – following a move into India – deemed to be ‘of national importance’ by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. In 1998, GDS Publishing became GDS International and launched its first conference, Enterprise China. The hugely successful Enterprise series of conferences was rolled out across China and Latin America in the next two years. In 2000, GDS International launched its first Senior Executive Summit under the ‘Next Generation’ banner. This became the catalyst for nine years of 25% year-on-year growth... and 40% growth in 2010. In 2011, GDS held over 70 Summits for C-level Executives from a wide range of industries and across the globe, and eight digital marketing conferences. Today, GDS International is determined to become the world’s no. 1 business-to-business media and services company. It’s going to be an exciting journey! Spencer is married to Emily. They have two children, Finlay and Maya, and live in Bristol, UK.
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