Cesco holds annual members’ meeting and reports on its performance during 2020

At the event, the performance of the study center during 2020 was reported, and the program coordinator of presidential candidate Gabriel Boric’s team, Javiera Martinez, made a presentation.

As it does every year, Cesco held its annual members’ meeting, which brings together its members to report on the institution’s performance. On this occasion, the Center’s executive director, Alejandra Wood, presented the work carried out during 2020, highlighting the effort of adapting to the pandemic and maintain an active presence in the country’s mining agenda, despite the suspension of Cesco Week Stgo 2020 and Asia Copper Week 2020, the two most important events on the Center’s agenda.

Wood pointed out that 2020 was undoubtedly “a year that took us all out of our comfort zone, and Cesco was not the exception”, adding that “the impact of the pandemic has been positive for us in the sense that we understood that what was happening was serious, so we decided to increase our public presence, in order to remain present not only in the industry, but beyond”.

In this context, Cesco activated its networks to organize multiple online seminars, where strategic alliances with different organizations in the sector were also favored. The executive director also thanked the leaders of the different commissions that worked during 2020 in the areas of Mining 4.0, Smelters and Refineries, and Circular Economy, in addition to the research promoted by Cesco’s Director, Osvaldo Urzúa, with the support of the GIZ MinSus program, to analyze the penetration of 4.0 technologies in the copper mining industry in the Andean region.


As part of the meeting, the program coordinator of presidential candidate Gabriel Boric’s team, Javiera Martínez, gave a presentation titled “Our route to green, technological, decentralized and inclusive development”, which analyzed the economic plan of the candidate’s government program, with special emphasis on the mining sector.

In this regard, Martínez said that mining should be an exemplary industry, “with a harmonious relationship and maximum relevance for the care of the environment and the climate crisis, where extractivism is overcome, and reinvestment is made in technology and productive chain, including human capital and research centers.