Thank you for being part of Cesco Week 2023, a meeting that brings together the main executives of the copper mining industry in Santiago. Book your agenda for the week of April 15, 2024, with the World Copper Conference organized by CRU on April 16 and 17, and the Cesco Dinner on April 17.

MON 17

Mining Exploration Forum
08:30 – 13:05 hrs

TUE 18

World Copper Conference
08:30 – 13:00 hrs

WED 19

World Copper Conference
08:30 – 13:00 hrs
Cesco Dinner 2023
18:30 – 23:30 hrs.
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We invite you to relive the presentation of Olivia Lazard, keynote speaker of the Cesco Dinner this 2023
Mining Exploration Forum
The complex image society has of the mining industry, and the inefficiency of the sector’s institutions have to do with the local and global events that have occurred in recent years. As a result, they have jeopardized mining investments and the development of new projects in a country that can play a vital role in the energy transition and responsible mining we want to achieve.

In this Exploration Forum, we will analyze the latest events and their implications for future exploration trends in Chile, as well as critical aspects of the activity by market, political, financial, and mining experts. At the same time, we will present exploration projects that are close to start-up and others in earlier stages.

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08:00 – 08:45

Registration and Coffee

08:45 – 08:50


Jorge Cantallopts – Executive Director of CESCO

08:50 – 09:00


Marcela Hernando – Mining Minister

09:00 – 09:15

War, tensions China vs USA: – how is copper demand affected? – Have the expected demand forecasts for electromobility been met?

Daniela Desormeaux – Director of Vantaz Studies, CESCO Director

09:15 – 09:30

Economic determinants in mineral exploration

Irene del Real – PhD Economic Geology, Assistant Professor Universidad Austral

09:30 – 09:45

Chile and its political climate: – What should we maintain and what should we change from the current constitution on mining issues? – Proposed mining royalty law and potential disincentive to the development of new exploration projects

Marcelo Olivares – Quinzio y Olivares Lawyers

09:45 – 10:30

Panel: Greenfield exploration in majors, main projects and figures

Klaus Heppe – Teck, Sergio Giglio – AMSA, Moderator: Daniela Villela

10:30 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:05

The “social license” as a permission to explore: examples of successful initiatives

María Olivia Recart – CAP

11:05 – 11:50

Technical panel: – Is Chile a mature country from the point of view of exploration? – What do we understand by geological maturity?

Paula Brunetto – Lundin, Catalina Siebert – AMSA, Carmina Jorquera – Senior Geochemist for exploration Teck | Moderator: Thomas Eggers

11:50 – 12:05

Exploration Funding: – Mechanism to finance exploration in the absence of bank credit – Royalties and streaming

Jose Luis Martinez – Capital Markets and Strategic Advisor IBLATAM Inc

12:05 – 12:20

Lithium exploration in Chile: example of a successful junior

Aldo Boitano – CEO CleanTech Lithium

12:20 – 13:05

Project pipeline: “6 projects to closely watch and monitor”: – San Pietro: Golden Arrow – Santa Cecilia: Torq Resources – 3 projects of Kura Minerals

Hugo Caranza – Exploration Manager – Golden Arrow Resources Corporation, Marcial Vergara – QP – Atacama Limited, Thomas Eggers – Exploration Manager – Kura Minerals


Closing words

19:30 – 23:00

Networking event

Terrace of Kross Bar Borderío (Av. San Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer 6400, Vitacura)

Cesco Dinner 2023
Organized annually by the Center for Copper and Mining Studies, CESCO, the 25th version of the Cesco Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Club de Polo Golf Lo Recabarren, Avda. Santa María 5790, Vitacura (Club de Polo access).

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5th Seminar on Sustainability:
Challenges of incorporating ESG standards in the development of mining projects
In a world increasingly aware of the need for greener economies, the mining industry has been particularly scrutinized for its impact on the environment and local communities. In addition, society’s demands, often passed on to the market, have led to increasing relevance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in the mining sector, among others.

In this context, it is critical to understand and know how these criteria are being perceived and addressed by the mining industry and how this incorporation is perceived by society. This seminar aims to identify the progress of the industry and the entire value chain regarding the implementation of ESG criteria in new mining projects in Chile, updating the demands of society and the market, and identifying gaps for a correct design of public policies.

Together with experts, we will discuss and reflect on how to move towards a more sustainable and responsible mining industry, sharing experiences and perspectives and generating a constructive dialogue around this issue.

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08:30 – 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome words

Jorge Cantallopts

09:05 – 09:10


Willy Kracht – Undersecretary of Mining

BLOCK 1: Identifying challenges

09:10 – 09:25

Challenges in ESG Standards – Reports and transparency in the mining industry

Alejandra Wood – Codelco non-executive director and Constanza Araya – Studies Coordinator CESCO

09:25 – 09:40

Sustainability gaps in mining projects

Environmental Evaluation System

09:40 – 09:55

Socio-environmental standards from environmental NGOs perspective

Flavia Liberona – Executive director Terram Foundation

09:55 – 10:10

Demonstrating Responsible Production across the Copper Value Chain

Andrea Vaccari – Director Responsible Production Frameworks & Sustainability, Freeport-McMoran

BLOCK 2: Standards incorporation in the mining industry

10:10 -11:10

PANEL 1: Incorporating ESG Standards into mining projects

Jorge Sanhueza – Corporate Manager of Sustainable Development – Codelco, Herman Urrejola – Director of Environment – Teck, Andrea Rudnick – Head of Environment BHP Minerals America, Juan Somavia – External Affairs and Governmental Relations Manager Anglo American, Paulina Andreoli – Environment and Climate Change Manager CMP | Moderator: Annie Dufey

11:10 -11:40

Coffee break

BLOCK 3: Operational challenges in the value chain

11:40 – 11:55

The Sustainable Mine of the Future

Gabriel Motta – Metal & Mining Specialist, McKinsey & Company

11:55 – 12:10

Responsible and sustainable investments: the investor perspective

Florencia Ricci – Studies Manager AGF, BanChile Inversiones

12:10 – 13:15

PANEL 2 | Suppliers and ESG experiences

Wouter de Groot – VP Sustainability and Marketing FLSmidth, María José Ochagavía – Director Community Engagement and Social Performance Sudamérica Hatch, Cristián Cifuentes – General Manager Chile and Argentina – Orica, Vilma Pérez – Senior Sustainability Consultant Arcadis, Manuel Sánchez – Chief Operations Officer Earth & Environment WSP | Moderator: Emilio Castillo


Closing remarks

Jorge Cantallopts

Beyond Recycling: Circular Economy for the Mining of the Future

Minerals and metals are crucial to responding to the challenges presented by climate change, which translates into an increase in demand and the need for more mining. However, today’s markets require us to make this mining more environmentally and socially responsible. This must be a joint and collaborative effort, integrating the entire upstream and downstream value chain and incorporating circular models.

We invite you to participate in this seminar with national and international experts, where we will analyze the latest trends in the field, the challenges of incorporating circularity in operations and the regulatory aspects to consider in this transition, as well as the role of the mining industry in a more circular world.

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08:30 – 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:05

Welcoming remarks

Osvaldo Urzúa – Board member of CESCO

09:05 – 09:10

Authority remarks

Ministry of Environment (TBC)

09:10 – 09:25

Circular economy, state of the art | ¿What do we understand by the circular economy?

Andreé Henríquez – CircularTec

09:25 – 09:40

Circularity in companies

Patricia Muñoz – Professor of Mining department, Universidad de Santiago

09:40 – 09:55

Sustainability evolution and circular economy

Maria Laura Barreto – Principal of Material Efficiency Research Group (MERG) Canada

09:55 – 10:55

PANEL 1 | ¿What is the mining industry missing to incorporate circularity?

Carlos Arriagada – Collahuasi, Maribel Suazo – METSO Outotec, René Aguilar – Antofagasta Minerals, Iván Flores – Commercial Manager for South America ME Elecmetal | Moderator: Elena Moreno

10:55 – 11:25

Coffee break

11:25 – 11:40

Challenging the business model in mining, beyond circular economy

Paul Mitchell – EY Global Mining & Metals Leader

11:40 – 11:55

A new industry for Chile

Javiera Estrada CESCO’s Tailing Commission Coordinator

11:55 – 12:10

Tailing management optimization

Rick Valenta – Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute, Australia

12:10 – 13:10

PANEL 2 | Market requirements and regulation challenges

Michele Brulhart – The Copper Mark, Camilo Elton – Madeco by Nexans, Alan Young – Director Materials Efficiency Research Group Canada, Romina Cayumil – Head of Engineering, Environment, and Natural Resources, DuocUC | Moderator: Daniela Desormeaux


Closing remarks

Jorge Cantallopts