From 12 to 16 April
Chile prepares the second-largest mining fair in the world: Expomin 2010
This great global mining encounter will include participation by Alvin Toffler. In addition, the First International Workshop on Recycling and the Recovery of Metals and Materials will be held.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
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Every two years Chile organizes the second-largest mining fair in the world: Expomin
Every two years Chile organizes the second-largest mining fair in the
world: Expomin. There is good reason for this, considering that the country
has led the copper market for 20 years, with 35% of world production, in addition to extracting significant
quantities of other minerals like molybdenum, gold, lithium, iodine and nitrate derivatives.
With an 11-year history, the Expomin
2010 will be held between 12 and 16 April in the Espacio
Riesco facility in Santiago. The mining fair has grown 60% since
1990, with over 1,200 suppliers from
35 countries who attract over 50,000 professional visits, allowing
them to establish a broad network of
technical and commercial contacts.
Carlos Parada, executive director of
Expomin, affirmed that the fair is important “because of the significance of Chile being
the largest copper producer in the world." The executive also anticipated
that US$ 1.3 billion in business deals
would be made at the fair.
The Mining Management Summit Congress will also be
held during Expomin 2010, where the main issues affecting the global mining
industry will be discussed. Diverse sector leaders will participate in
this forum, where they will present the latest trends in issues like
management, risk management, investment projects, sustainable development and
human resources, thus making a significant contribution to senior mining
The people who
will speak at the Congress, which will be held on Tuesday, 13 April, include Alvin
Toffler, one of the most important management consultants in the world, in
addition to Michael Elliot, in charge of the mining sector at Ernst
& Young, and José Blanco, Banco Santander country manager
for Australia and New Zealand.
at this fair will be the First
International Workshop on Recycling and the Recovery of Metals and Materials, which will be held on Thursday the 15th
and Friday the 16th. This event is focused on the need to treat, recycle, and
reuse metals and materials from the mining industry, in addition to new
environmental standards and regulations, thus commencing processes that produce
additional profits on top of traditional ones.
Expomin is aimed at academics
and researchers, technology centers and consulting firms in general,
businesspeople, suppliers and professionals from the mining and metallurgical