Cesco holds its annual meeting of members with a presentation of the constitutional expert Claudio Fuentes

The Center for Copper and Mining Studies held its annual assembly of members, where it became aware of the management carried out in 2019, and part of the work that has been carried out in the organization during 2020. Subsequently, the attendees participated in a meeting with the constitutional expert Claudio Fuentes to analyze the scenario in which the constitutional process will take place.

“Our fundamental job is to keep a vision of the future in these difficult times” said Leopoldo Reyes, Cesco’s chairman of the board, during its annual meeting, which was held virtually on August 26. “We believe that the best contribution we can give to mining and the country is to keep our focus on what our work has been, and that is also our mission, which is to develop proposals and public policies for the development of the mining, as a growth platform for the country. That is our commitment”.

The meeting was widely attended by members of Cesco, who were able to learn in detail about the  work carried out by the institution during 2019. Also, its executive director, Alejandra Wood, presented part of the lines of work that Cesco is carrying out, especially after the cancellation of Cesco Week 2020 and Asia Copper Week this year, due to the pandemic.

Wood especially highlighted the work carried out by the commissions of Smelters and Refineries, Mining 4.0, and Opportunities  for improvements to the mining rights system in Chile, led by Iván Valenzuela and Gustavo Lagos, Juan Ignacio Guzmán, and Marcelo Olivares, respectively.

Subsequently, Cesco members unanimously approved the 2019’s institution report.

To close the meeting, the academic from Diego Portales University and constitutional expert Claudio Fuentes, gave a talk about the perspectives around the constituent process, where he referred to three aspects of it: first, on the process and immediacy of the plebiscite; then, what will happen in the second stage with the election of conventional; and finally, what will happen to the convention process.