Today, August 10 and since 2009, the National Mining Day is officially celebrated in Chile, a date in which mining workers are highlighted for being one of the greatest drivers of the country’s economic development. Currently, Chile is internationally recognized for its high productivity in the extraction of various minerals, mainly copper, an essential metal for the manufacture of vehicles and diversified technology, which is present in developed countries such as the United States, China, Japan, and most of Europe. At the national level, mining represents one of the main sources of employment, accounting for 15.2% of total GDP. In terms of labor supply, the main job-generating regions are the regions of Atacama (69%), Antofagasta (57%) and Coquimbo (37%). In context, the executive director of Expomin, Francisco Sotomayor, sent a warm greeting to all the people who are part of or related to the mining industry. “Today, on National Miners’ Day, I would like to thank all the miners who work in our country. For their commitment, effort and dedication, which is the basis for promoting the economic development of Chile and its population,” he said. EXPOMIN 2023 In view of the largest international fair and congress in Latin America, dedicated to the mining sector, Sotomayor made a special invitation to the mining world to be part of Expomin 2023. “In context with the Day of the Miner, I want to invite all those who are part of this important industry to be part of the new version of Expomin, which will be the meeting point where the transfer of knowledge, experiences and the offer of technologies that will contribute to innovation and increased productivity in the industry will be promoted.” The international meeting will be an opportunity to generate links between Chilean and foreign suppliers of the sector, promoting the development of mining. “From Expomin we want to contribute to the generation of employment, promoting economic recovery and the development of the industry. It will be a platform of opportunities of global scope for Chile and the world, and we will be happy to receive them”, he added. With the presence of more than a thousand exhibitors from 35 countries, including Germany, France, China, the United States, Spain and Brazil, among others, the XVII International Mining Exhibition and Congress will be spread over 90,000 square meters, and is expected to be attended by more than 50,000 people. It also projects that more than US$ 1 billion in business will be transacted during the event.