Cesco Week 2022: Meet the calendar of activities of one of the most relevant copper mining events worldwide

After two years, the 25th version of Cesco Week Santiago will once again be face-to-face, bringing together the main national and international industry participants, between March 28th and 31st, 2022. This year, the World Copper Conference and the traditional Cesco Dinner will also be held, with limited capacity according to the Step-by-Step Plan.

A new version of Cesco Week Santiago will be held between March 28th and 31st, 2022. It will be focused on the challenges that the mining sector will face in the coming years, in terms of exploration, market, sustainability and technology. It implies a week that brings together representatives of the public and private world of mining, both in Chile and abroad. This year it will be face-to face again, safeguarding all the measures of the Step-by-Step Plan defined by the authorities.

In this new edition, the World Copper Conference organized by the international consulting firm CRU will be held at the Sheraton Hotel between March 29th and 30th. In addition, the traditional Cesco Dinner will take place at the San Cristóbal Polo Club on March 30th.

“We are very happy to announce that after two long years, Cesco Week activities schedule will take place face to face again,” said Cesco’s executive director, Alejandra Wood. “In times of so much uncertainty, we believe that this will be an opportunity to meet again and discuss the collective challenges of an industry that is crucial for the decarbonization of the economy and that at the same time is challenged by its environment”.

Details of the week

Thus, on March 28th, 2022, Exploration Forum will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel (Av. Vitacura 2885), starting at 8:30 a.m. In the instance, industry experts will analyze key aspects involved in the activity on market, political, financial and mining issues. At the same time, exploration projects that are close to start-up will be presented, as well as others that are in earlier stages.

Subsequently, CRU consulting firm will hold the World Copper Conference in hybrid format between March 29th and 30th. Attendees will be able to know from first sources, copper market projections, listen to executives from the main mining companies in the world – such as BHP, Codelco, Anglo American, Collahuasi and Antofagasta Minerals, to name a few- and their vision of development of the sector. In addition, this event offers a networking opportunity with suppliers and potential clients.

Likewise, and as a tradition, the main participants in the industry will meet at the Cesco Dinner. The event will take place on March 30th from 7:00 p.m. at the San Cristóbal Polo Club, located on Av. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer 5501, Vitacura. Due to health conditions in the country, along with Step-by-Step Plan, the number of attendees will be limited. Participants must have a mobility pass.

Towards the end the week, the 4th Mining and Sustainability Seminar “Critical challenges for sustainable mining” will be held, which is part of the New Tech New Deal Project and the study “Technological revolution in large-scale mining in the Andean Region: Policies and collaborative efforts for its full deployment” carried out by Cesco with the support of the Deutsche Gelleschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The document identified some systemic elements to bear in mind in the design and implementation of public policies and collective efforts to take advantage of opportunities and address the risks associated with the adoption of new technologies. It also included high-value socio-technological niches to promote sustainable mining in the region. The ones that stand out are the following: Shared water infrastructure investments; nature-based solutions; electro  mobility for emission-free mining; the circular economy in primary mining; and offsets and promotion of the carbon market.