The encounter organized by the Chilean study center, which consists of three events, will bring together more than 2000 people, representing more than 100 leading companies of the global mining industry, to discuss the challenges of this sector and the strategy that should be used over the next few years to boost its growth and development.

More than 2000 people from more than 20 countries around the world will meet on November 15, 16 and 17 at the fifth annual “CESCO WEEK SHANGHAI”. The main copper event in Asia, to be hold in the Shanghai International Convention Center, is organized by the Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO).

This year, top executives of more than 100 companies from the international mining industry will be able to participate in three events: the 12th Asia Copper Conference, organized by Metal Bulletin, the 5th CEO Summit and, perhaps the most important one, the 5th Asia Copper Dinner, where top copper executives from around the world gather to discuss and analyze the industry’s key challenges.

Alejandra Wood, Executive Director of CESCO, said that “for us it is a great pride to be the hosts of this encounter which is the most important of the worldwide mining industry. We hold it because we are convinced that Chile must set the standard as world leaders in the sector. We are the producers of the third part of the world’s copper and our leadership has had a great impact on the development of our country. For us – and the whole world – the future of China and its vision is key, since they play a fundamental role in the strategy that will guide us in the coming decades. That is precisely what CESCO seeks to understand and share during these days in Shanghai with the most relevant players of the international mining industry. ”

The Chilean delegation will be headed by the Mining Minister, Aurora Williams; Nelson Pizarro, CEO of Codelco; Iván Arriagada, Executive President of Antofagasta Minerals; Diego Hernández, President of the National Mining Society (SONAMI); Mauro Valdés, President of Alta Ley Program, and representatives from CESCO: Alejandra Wood, Executive Director and hostess of the event; Leopoldo Reyes, Chairman of the Board and Patrick Cussen, who presided over Cesco for more than fifteen years.

The program for the three events will be as it follows:

-November 15th, 5 pm – 8 pm: 12th Asia Copper Conference Reception, Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel (http://www.metalbulletin.com/events/ac)

-November 16th, 8 am – 5.30 pm: 12th Asia Copper Conference at Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel. This conference is organized by Metal Bulleting, CESCO y China Minmetals Corporation. It constitutes an opportunity for players in the mining industry to discuss and participate in key discussions on the future of the copper market.

-November 17th:

-8 am – 1 pm: 12th Asia Copper Conference, at Park Hyatt Shangai Hotel

-2 pm – 4 pm: 5th CEO Summit, at the Shanghai International Convention Center. Meeting that gathers the main executives from Asian and Western companies to discuss on Social License to operate and the demand for copper that will require the China’s Five-Year Plan, among other topics.

-5 pm – 9 pm: 5th Asia Copper Dinner, at the Shanghai International Convention Center. It is the main event of “CESCO WEEK SHANGHAI”, organized by the Chilean study center together with the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association – CNIA. This is the meeting where the assistants build networks and foster new relationships and business.

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