The manager of Expomin, Francisco Sotomayor, made a positive assessment a week after the launch of the first digital network of networking in the mining sector in Latin America and the world, Expomin Virtual. A positive balance was made by Expomin manager Francisco Sotomayor a week after the launch of the first digital networking in the mining sector in Latin America and the world, Expomin Virtual. At the launch of the platform, the event managed to bring together virtually 17,438 visitors from 53 countries. “We have an excellent evaluation since in difficult times we managed to connect the international mining sector in one place”, said the manager. In this context, Sotomayor stressed that the figures around the event allow to conclude that Expomin Virtual became the first and only platform of the mining industry that brought together more than 1000 brands. “We have a huge Market Place where more than 3,300 products are exhibited, with advanced searches and which aims to facilitate the work of all areas of supply, engineering, operations, techniques, and companies looking for goods, inputs and services mainly from mining companies,” he said. Francisco Sotomayor, pointed out that Expomin Virtual is also an excellent content platform, “we had 90 speakers, with 13 seminars, in which we had a 30% of female participation and talks from all the mining ecosystem. That is why we will continue online to allow the sector to remain connected and also to allow them to see the conferences on demand”. Francisco Sotomayor, pointed out that Expomin Virtual is also an excellent content platform, “we had 90 speakers, with 13 seminars, in which we had 30% female participation and talks from the entire mining ecosystem. That is why we will continue online to allow the sector to remain connected and also to allow them to see the conferences on demand”. In his evaluation, the manager of Expomin was very satisfied, “we have achieved an international milestone, because we are the virtual fair that has managed to convene more exhibitors. Also, the results obtained were very encouraging for the mining sector and for us as fair organizers, especially in these times of pandemic, because with this we have set a precedent given the level of call among exhibitors, visitors and topics of interest. In this sense, he detailed in his balance “that in only 4 days 1500 meetings were scheduled and 5,532 minutes were spent in virtual meetings”. And he highlighted that between November 10 and 13 people from 53 countries connected and exchanged 15,486 messages. While the International Congress in the meantime had 22,590 views and 1,174 questions and interactions were made by chat. Themes During the International Congress there were 3 central themes: mining in the new digital era, sustainable development of technologies and investments and business opportunities. “We also had a regional view where the authorities of the sector from Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador highlighted that mining will be key in the post-pandemic reactivation as well as we got to know the investment projects in the countries of the region”. Within the framework of the meeting, “there was also a look at a more sustainable mining, its contribution to the development of new industries, circular economy, the potential of green hydrogen, and the technological challenges in terms of lithium and cobalt,” said the manager of Expomin.