There are very high expectations for the 17th World Copper Conference, organized by CRU and the Center for Copper & Mining Studies (CESCO). This is the first event of the 21st version of Cesco Week Santiago 2018, to be held from the 9th to the 13th of April this year, bringing together the main global copper industry leads. For this year, it is expected to gather around 2000 members of the industry and agents from different mining-related companies.

On Monday 9th, the 17th World Copper Conference will be opened with the World Explorations Conference.

Please find below details on the agenda of the three days of this conference, which brings together important speakers:

Monday, 9 April
8am-7pm: Registrations opened
8:55am-4:30pm: World Mining Exploration Conference 2018
9am-9:10am: President’s Opening Speech
9:10am: Exploration Forum, where opportunities for Lithium in Chile will be analyzed, among other.
11am-12pm: Comparisons in attraction-led investment
12pm-1pm: Investment in Innovation
1pm-2pm: Lunchbreak
2pm-3pm: Access to capital for exploration projects
3pm-3:30pm: Break
3:30pm-4:30pm: Risk Exploration Projects | Cases
4:30-4:40: Closing Speech
6pm-8pm: Cocktail

Tuesday, 10 April
8am-5pm: Registrations opened
9am-9:10am: Conference Opening Speech
9am-9:30am: Opening Speech from the Chilean Mining Minister
9:30am-11am: Keynote Session – Continuous Improvement
11:30am-11:50am: Informal Chat
11:50am-1pm: The digitization of mine driving
1pm-2pm: Lunchbreak
2:30pm-4:30pm: Stream 1 – Main Conference
2:30pm-5pm: Sequence 2 – Collection Case Study

Wednesday, 11 April:

8am-4pm: Registrations opened
9:10am-11am: Master Sessions  – Industry leads will share their perspectives on growth potential in some of the main global markets.
11am-11:30am: Break
11:30am-12:05pm: Impact of demand on electric and renewable energy vehicles and its implications for producers.
12:05am-1:10pm: Demand boosters in drivers, engines, water distribution and treatment.
1:10pm-2:30pm: Lunchbreak
2:30pm-4pm: Seminar on Sulfuric Acid

For more information on topics and speakers of the World Copper Conference, please visit:

Also, registrations for Cesco Dinner are available. This event will take place on Wednesday, 11 April, at Espacio Riesco. If you are interested, please visit: and for more information about Cesco Week Santiago 2018, visit: or send an e-mail to