The 21 st version of Cesco Week Santiago, encounter organized by the Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO) that gathers the top leaders of the world copper industry will be held next April 9 th – 13 th , 2018. It expects to gather some 2000 members of the mining field, including representatives from related companies. Alejandra Wood, Executive Director of CESCO, said that “we are in times of vertiginous changes at a global level that are undoubtedly impacting the global mining industry and we want Cesco Week 2018 to be the platform to address these issues.” The hostess of the event added: “The next decade seems auspicious for the copper industry because of the prominence the mineral will have in the “new economy”, that one low in carbon or “greenly electric”, which will help to reverse the climate change. However, this requires the sector to leave behind the way in which it has been producing and innovate on how it will participate in that future, rethinking the way of obtaining and processing minerals, reducing its solid and liquid waste, the use of water and its impacts in general”.

On the first day of the event, a Forum on Explorations will be held, while in the next two days, 10 national and international speakers will be part of the 17th International Copper Conference, organized by CRU and CESCO. Some of them are:

 Nelson Pizarro, Executive President, Codelco
 Harry Conger, President & COO, Americas and Africa Minning, Freeport-McMoran
 Jorge Gómez, Executive President, Collahuasi
 Hennie Faul, Executive President Copper, Anglo American
 Arnaud Soirat, Chief Executive, Copper & Diamonds, Rio Tinto
 Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU
 Cayetana Aljovín, Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Perú
 John MacKenzie, Executive Chairman, Mantos Copper
 Abraham Chahuán, Executive President, Compañía Minera Antamina S.A.
 J.C Laddha, Head-Copper Business, Hindalco Industries

Regarding Cesco Dinner, which will be carried out on Wednesday 11th April at Espacio Riesco, the tickets are already available on: https://welcu.com/cesco/cescodinner2018

For general information on Cesco Week Santiago 2018: http://www.cesco.cl/cescoweek2018/

For information on the International Copper Conference visit https://events.crugroup.com/copper/home

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