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Find out what’s important in the copper industry as leaders and innovators share what they really think about the future in Copper Matters

The CRU World Copper Conference, in conjunction with CESCO, are pleased to launch this series of timely and FREE topical webinars: Copper Matters, a brand new webinar channel dedicated to developments in the copper sector.  Click below to discover more and reserve your FREE seat

Episode Four

Robert Perlman, Executive Chairman of CRU and Jorge Gomez, Executive President of Collahuasi in conversation

Originally broadcast September 29, 2020 (duration: approx 1 hour) **Available in Spanish and English**

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Jorge Gomez has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and management of copper and precious metals mines. He is a mining engineer and started his career at La Coipa, Placer Dome. He has been CEO of Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi since December 2012. His experience includes: Pelambres (AMSA Group): Mine Manager,Operations Manager, General Manager (1997 – 2006); AMSA Corporate: VP Operations (2006-2011); Codelco:VP Operations –South Central Codelco (2011- 2012) in charge of El Salvador, Andina, Ventanas and El Teniente. Among other courses, he has attended “The CEO’s Management Program”, at The Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, 2003. He has obtained many awards including“Award to Distinguished Professional” by the Mining Engineers Institute of Chile.


Topics to be discussed:

  • The strategies that Collahuasi has implemented to safeguard its workforce and outperform production expectations during the pandemic
  • How Collahuasi is investing to ensure that its operations are as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible for the long-term

Episode Three

Operating under Covid-19: A conversation with Daniel Malchuk, President, Minerals Americas, BHP

Originally broadcast August 13, 2020 (duration: approx 1 hour)

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Daniel was appointed President, Copper in March 2015. Previously he was the President of the Aluminium, Manganese & Nickel Business and prior to that appointment in May 2013, President of Minerals Exploration. He worked for the Company between 1996 and 1998 in BHP Copper in the USA and has held a number of roles in the Base Metals business since he rejoined BHP in 2002. In 2006 he took the role of Asset Leader Joint Ventures and was also Vice President Strategy and Development in Base Metals. Daniel has a Civil Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).



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Episode Two

EV Motors - Propelling Copper into the Future

Originally broadcast July 21, 2020 (duration: approx 1 hour)

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Growth in copper demand follows the trajectory of the global car market, where pure battery-electric cars are predicted to extract the greatest value in the coming years. Electric traction motors present a significant source of growth for the copper industry over the next decade. Join us to hear how copper will remain a vital commodity in this ever-evolving market.


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Episode One

The Copper Mark: The Industry’s Commitment to Responsible Production

Originally broadcast July 7, 2020 (duration: approx 1 hour)

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Earlier this year the first and only comprehensive social and environmental assurance system for copper, the Copper Mark, was formally launched. The Mark gives copper mines a tangible way to demonstrate their responsible production practices and contribution to the United Nations SDGs.


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On-demand webinars

In these uncertain times, we have produced a range of webinars to keep you up-to-date with CRU's analysis of the issues affecting the copper market.

The global impact of Covid-19 has been profound. Lockdowns of countries and regions are now the norm. Uncertainty about the ultimate economic cost of this health crisis has fuelled financial market volatility and prompted unprecedented government support.