Cesco Week is one of the leading copper mining events globally, which brings together the highest authorities and leaders of the industry each year.

CESCO Week 2024's Inauguration

Relive the event

We launched CESCO Week 2024 with a plenary session on the leading mining opportunities in Chile, with the participation of the Minister of Mining, Aurora Williams, and the Executive Director of the Environmental Assessment Service, Valentina Durán; among other prominent personalities.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome words

Leopoldo Reyes

President of the CESCO Board of Directors

9:05 – 9:10

Opening CESCO Week 2024

Jorge Cantallopts

Executive Director CESCO

9:10 – 9:30

Keynote speaker

Rohitesh Dhawan

President and CEO ICMM

9:30 – 10:30

Panel: Opportunities for mining in Chile

Aurora Williams

Minister of Mining

Amparo Cornejo

Vice President of South America Teck

Valentina Durán

Executive Director Environmental Assessment Service (SEA)

10:30 – 11:00


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Exploration Forum
The increasing demand for minerals, driven by the global shift towards renewable energy sources, requires more mining. To meet this need, we can boost the output of current mining projects, or explore and extract from new mineral deposits.

The purpose of the 2024 Exploration Forum is to discuss emerging projects in Chile, which will allow us to respond to the future demand for critical minerals and analyze the main exploration trends, their challenges, and the development of other strategic minerals’ potential for the productive diversification of our country.

10:30 – 11:00

Registration and coffee

11:00 – 11:05

Welcome words

Jorge Cantallopts

Executive Director CESCO

11:05 – 11:20

Challenges to enhance the contribution of critical minerals in Chile

Juan Ignacio Guzmán

Executive Director, GEM

11:20 – 11:35

Application of Law 21.420

Marcelo Olivares

Partner VOMA Lawyers and CESCO director

11:35 – 12:20

Panel 1: Environmental regulations and requirements

Cristian Quinzio

Partner Quinzio and Lawyers

Felipe Curia

External advisor, Ministry of Mining

Pablo Olivares

Environment and Permits Manager, WSP Chile and Argentina

Pamela Méndez

Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY


Jerónimo Carcelén

12:20 – 12:30

Exploration trends: Future availability of mineral deposits

Irene del Real

Academic Universidad Austral

12:30 – 12:40

A new model of pre-competitive support for exploration and development

Rick Valenta

Executive Director, Sustainable Minerals Institute The University of Queensland

12:40 – 13:25

Panel 2: Challenges and trends in exploration technologies

Alejandra Ávila

National Subdirector of Geology, SERNAGEOMIN

Felipe De Mussy

President South America, Lilac Solutions

Manfredo Manfredi

Sales Manager, Orexplore

Ricardo Reppening

Co-founder, Muon Vision Inc.


Javier Muñoz

CEO and co-founder, Mineral Forecast

13:25 – 15:00


15:00 – 16:20

Copper projects in Chile

Paul Gow

La Higuera, Tribeca Resources

Antony Amberg

Vizcachitas, Los Andes Copper

Augusto Céspedes

CEO, Xplora Minerals

José Ignacio Silva

Executive Vice President, Costa Fuego, Hot Chili

Tim Walmsley

VP of Explorations, Vicuña District, Lundin Mining

10 minute presentation plus 5 minutes of audience questions

16:20 – 17:00

Chile’s potential beyond copper

Ramón Barúa

Executive Director, Aclara Resources, Penco Module, Aclara

Sabine Macaya

Operations Manager, Laguna Verde, CleanTech Lithium

10 minute presentation plus 5 minutes of audience questions

Starting at 17:00


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Sponsored by:
"Excellence in Mining Project Management" Seminar
In recent years, we have observed how mining projects in Chile and around the world have faced complications and increasingly challenging scenarios for their development. It is essential to comprehensively address the critical aspects that determine the success of mining projects in an industry that must respond with agility to the future minerals demand.

In this seminar, we will address the best operational, project execution, and planning practices with various industry professionals and challenges in financing, permits, regulations, conflict resolution, and the development of new talents to position the mining sector.

10:30 – 11:00

Registration and coffee

11:00 – 11:05

Welcome words

Leopoldo Reyes

President of the CESCO Board of Directors

11:05 – 11:20

Mining Excellence

Will Armstrong

Associate partner, McKinsey & Company

11:20 – 12:00

Panel 1: Excellence in project performance

Excellence in project development. Execution, planning and operational best practices. Incorporation of technology in mining. Automation and security.

Caroline Vender

CEO, Sigdo Koppers

Lucy Martin

General Manager South America, Bechtel Corporation

Luis Rivera

Executive Vice President, Goldfields


Will Armstrong

Associate partner, McKinsey & Company

12:00 – 12:15

Mining in Chile

Iván Arriagada

CEO Antofagasta Minerals

12:15 – 13:00

Panel 2: Governance and leadership

Leadership development. Upskilling and reskilling. Mentoring and knowledge transfer.

Carolina Páez

Mining Manager, WSP Chile and Argentina

Francisca Castro

Director, Antofagasta Minerals

Juan Carlos Jobet

Dean, UAI Business School

Nancy Pérez

Director, ENAMI


José Luis Barroilhet

Spencer Stuart

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 14:45

Long-term pricing and its impact on the financing of mining projects

Colin Hamilton

Managing Director and Commodities Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

14:45 – 15:00

Economic perspective

Javiera Petersen

Undersecretary of Economy and Small Businesses, Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism

15:00 – 15:40

Panel 3: Project financing, capital discipline and deployment

Project financing, re-financing, financing alternatives. IRR/WACC for projects. Government support and incentives. Risk management (FX, Cu prices)

Jorge A. Rave

Regional Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean, Export Development Canada (EDC)

Mauricio Ortiz

CFO, Antofagasta Minerals

Patricio Hidalgo

Executive Chairman, Anglo American Chile

Tristan Attenborough

Managing Director and Global Industry Head of Energy, Power, Renewables, and Metals & Mining J.P Morgan


Daniela Desormeaux

Director of CESCO and director of studies at VANTAZ

15:40 – 16:00

Environmental and communities perspective

Hillary Amster

The Copper Mark

16:00 – 16:40

Panel 4: Communities, permits and the environment

Conflict resolution and mediation. Community Engagement. Permits and regulations. Environmental impact assessment.

Andrés Antivil

Community leader

Macarena Herrera

Relationship and shared value manager, CMP

Marcela Bocchetto

Climate Change and Biodiversity Manager, Anglo American

Rohitesh Dhawan

President and CEO ICMM


Emilio Castillo

CESCO Director

16:40 – 17:00

Mining of the future

Bold Baatar

Chief executive Copper, Rio Tinto

Starting at 17:00


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Sponsored by:
World Copper Conference 2024
Meeting “Students and the Future of Mining”
Aimed at students of Civil Engineering in Mining or Metallurgy from any university, the main objective of this meeting is to learn how today’s university students imagine mining in the coming years, and also to learn about their motivations, aspirations, concerns regarding mining. sustainability in mining.
Organized by:
Cesco Dinner 2024
Cesco Dinner is the main event of copper mining events globally. It constitutes a meeting point for the most relevant representatives of mining.
Key note speaker:

Gonzalo Muñoz

High Level Climate Action Champion COP 25

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VI Sustainability Seminar: “Social Value in Mining”
Today, mining companies are responsible for identifying and strengthening the links between productivity and socioeconomic development in the territories where they operate, creating value for society, the environment, their collaborators, and communities. This must be translated into tangible measures that promote transparency and collaboration.

This seminar invites you to reflect on the mining sector´s role and interaction with the territory and communities. How has it evolved? What national and international initiatives are generating positive changes? What challenges and gaps must we overcome? How do innovation and technology help us to enhance our relationship with the environment? These are some of the questions we will discuss to strengthen the development of more responsible mining that meets current demands.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome words

Jorge Cantallopts

Executive Director, CESCO

Hernán Araneda

General Manager, Fundación Chile

Joaquín Villarino

Executive President, Consejo Minero

9:15 – 9:25


Aurora Williams

Minister of Mining

Block 1

The value of mining in the territories

9:25 – 9:40

Presentation: How to add value in the territories?

Rohitesh Dhawan

President and CEO, ICMM

9:40 – 10:35

Panel 1: Mining and territorial development

Juan Pablo Schaeffer

Vice President Corporate Affairs, Anglo American

María José Ochagavía

ESG Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance South America, Hatch

Natalia Morales

Manager, Consejo de Competencias Mineras

Ricardo Díaz

Governor of Antofagasta


Nicole Porcile

Partner Anagea

Block 2

Collaborative work for responsible mining

10:35 – 10:50

Presentation: Co-innovation and co-creation for systemic challenges in mining

Jussi Manninen

Executive Vice President, VTT Finland

10:50 – 11:40

Panel 2: Gaps and opportunities to strengthen collaborative work

Andrea Vaccari

Director of Responsible Production Standards and Sustainability, Freeport-McMoran

Andree Henríquez

Executive Director, Circular Economy Technology Center

Iván Arriagada

Executive President, Antofagasta Minerals

Margarita Ducci

Executive director, Red Pacto Global


Joaquín Villarino

Executive President, Consejo Minero



Organized by:
Golf Tournament Mining Cup 2024
The Mining Cup is the traditional Golf Championship organized by ME Elecmetal, Victaulic and Fluor, within the framework of Cesco Week Santiago. It is an exclusive championship for the mining industry, where the most critical companies in Chile and the world participate.

We invite all those interested to practice their best swing and request more information via the mail and contact number.

Registration: Luciana Pizzolorusso – luciana@demotour.com
Phone: +54 9 1131256111

10:30 – 12:30

Welcome Zone

• Guest reception with a networking area
• Card delivery
• Welcome Packs from sponsors and participating brands activation
• Free practice court.

12:30 – 18:00

18 Hole Tournament, Valley Circuit

Tournament on the course where sponsors will be present at different holes with activities throughout the championship.


Golf Clinic

Golf class for NON golfers with teachers from the club’s school.

18 hrs. approx.

Award lunch and prize-giving ceremony

• Once the tournament ends, there will be a lunch for players and guests
• Show
• Prize-giving ceremony
Organized by:
1st Meeting of Technologies for Sustainability
The current challenges of the mining industry drive an increasingly active search for innovation in its processes. The efforts are varied and interdisciplinary, not only from the mining companies themselves, but also from product and service providers, academia, innovation centers, consulting firms, and others. All in line with the same purpose: more and better mining for the country and the world.

This first meeting of technologies for sustainability seeks to make visible and promote the efforts of the mining ecosystem to position the country as a center of knowledge, and a leader in the development of technologies for mining that is socially and environmentally responsible with the environment.

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome words

Jorge Cantallopts

Executive Director, CESCO

9:05 – 9:15

Authority words

Suina Chahuán

Undersecretary of Mining, Ministry of Mining

09:15 – 09:30

Technological innovation as a driver of sustainability in mining

Gabriel Acuña

Sustainability Leader, Deloitte Chile

Block 1

Tailings and environmental liabilities

09:30 – 09:55

Delivering dewatered and unsaturated tailings storage facilities without using filtration

Phil Newman

Tailings Innovation Leader, Anglo American

09:55 – 10:10

Tranque Program: Innovation in tailings monitoring

Carla Calderón

Project Manager, Fundación Chile

10:10 – 10:25

WSP experience in socio-environmental aspects of the Global Tailings Management Standard

Mauricio Zumarán

Environmental project manager, WSP

10:25 – 10:45

Coffee break

Block 2

Productive transformation

10:45 – 11:00

Ceibo’s route to leach chalcopyrite

Cristóbal Undurraga


11:00 – 11:15

Enabling agility for zero-waste operations

Nicolás Jubera

Co-founder and CEO, TIMining

11:15 – 11:30

Technological innovations for sustainable mining

Roberto Lecaros

Corporate Marketing and Sustainability Manager, ME-Elecmetal

11:30 – 11:45

Processing of low-emission and zero-waste copper concentrates: a new paradigm based on renewable hydrogen

Marcela Angulo

Santiago Headquarters Director, University of Concepción

11:45 – 12:00

How to make a low-grade project profitable through the use and application of technology?

Pablo Carvallo

General Manager, Lomas Bayas

Block 3


12:00 – 12:15

“The Decarbonized Mine”: from strategy to implementation, and the role of technology

Jonathan Mayhew

Director Mining & Metals, ENGIE Impact

12:15 – 12:30

Heading towards more sustainable mining

Claudia Plasencia

Process Engineer, HATCH

12:30 – 12:45

Towards the development and use of H2 in the mining industry in Chile. Calama Case

Julio Bertrand

General Manager, H2 Green Mining

12:45– 13:00

Decarbonization in mining: The path to Zero begins now

Julian Soles

CEO, First Mode

13:00 – 13:10


Mauro Valdés

President of the board, Minnovex

13:10 – 13:15

Closure CESCO WEEK 2024

Jorge Cantallopts

Executive Director, CESCO

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