EXPOMIN presents the challenges of 2020 to representatives of different countries

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Representatives from over 50 countries will participate in a forum where different enterprises and projects of this new version of EXPOMIN, to be held in Chile between April 20th and 24th, 2020, will be presented. The event will be led by the manager of EXPOMIN, Francisco Sotomayor; the manager of Development and New Business of FISA and the Group GL events, Armando Valenzuela; the VP of Development of Business and Administration SA Freeport McMoRan Inc. and president of the International Congress of EXPOMIN, Francisco Costabal; the charger d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Baxter Hunt, and the head of International Relations of the Ministry of Mining, Antonio Canale-Mayet. Francisco Costabal, President of the ‘XVI International Congress:  Mining advancing the future’, emphasized that “EXPOMIN 2020 is the ideal platform to display new technologies and open the way to the exchange of ideas in relevant areas, such as: the environment and projects, innovation and productivity, digitalization and automation, clients and markets, inclusion and diversity, as well as the supply chain and mining residues, among others.”  He added that the exhibition “is a key landmark event to keep us up-to-date, to discover innovations and continue constructing more solid industry, to help us carry out this key role in economic and productive social development in the world. ” The United States, invited in 2020, will have an important role, and occupy an exhibition space of over 2 thousand square ?meters? . Baxton Hunt, the charger d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy pointed out that EXPOMIN “has certification with the Department of Commerce of the United States, that promotes the exhibition from its offices located in each state of the Union, and locally through the commercial sector of the embassy. Challenges for 2020 EXPOMIN will be held from April 20-24 in Espacio Riesgo. It will have over 1350 exhibitors and close to 70 thousand professional visits during the five days of the exhibition. It is the most important mining trade fair in Latin America, and will welcome 35 countries. Francisco Sotomayor, the manager of EXPOMIN, and Armando Valenzuela, the manager of Development and New Business of FISA, will introduce the preliminary program of the fair in their presentation.  They will stress the importance of this international event for the reactivation of the economy of our country. ” EXPOMIN will hold more than 2,500 business meetings, so we expect about US $ 1700 million in business to be carried out”, Sotomayor stated. He added that to date there are 17 international pavilions confirmed and other countries’ participation is pending.  Among those confirmed are: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa, Israel, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. The manager of Development and New Business, Armando Valenzuela referred to the to the program of the International Congress EXPOMIN and maintained that for the 5 days of the fair, “mining actors will make presentations on the challenges of the sector and will address issues such as: Environment and projects, regional mining, innovation and productivity, digital transformation, logistics, markets, inclusion and diversity and environment ”.  During the Congress, the seminars will be held by SONAMI, TE CK, APRIMIN, Antofagasta Minerals, BHP, CODELCO, EcoMetales Limited, and Collahuasi. On the other hand, technological events will be led by Solenis, ABB, Chilean Cobalt Corp., BASF and Sernageomin. Ministry In the event,  and in representation of the Minister of Mining Baldo Prokurica, the person in charge of International Relations of the ministry, Antonio Canale-Mayet made a presention to the representatives of the embassies and chambers of commerce. He highlighted that “the theme for this edition of the exhibition is ‘mining advancing the future’, a title we enthusiastically share.  First, because we are convinced that the transition to technologies of transport and clean energies will be possible thanks to the facilitating role that countries like Chile, one of the prinicipal producers of copper and lithium, play. Both these products are the raw materials needed for electro-movilidad and non-conventional renewable energies. In the same opportunity, Canale-Mayet also reported the good news that “mining’s economic activity continues to grow”, and addes that “an example of this is the 2% growth registered during the month of Octuber.”

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