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09:10 - 10:45
Exploration Sector Outlook

09:10 - 09:40
Assessing the metals and minerals that continue to drive the exploration sector in Latin America.
09:40 - 10:55
As the copper industry embarks on a new cycle and new projects become incentivised this session discusses some of the key reasons behind the pitfalls of the past and proposes a range of possible solutions.
    • Market trends and opportunities from the new Copper prices rally
    • Where do we currently stand in the industry in terms of budget allocation for exploration?
    • What are the risks and rewards of joint ventures and strategic partnerships in exploration?
    • Should the mining companies be investing in maintaining their exploration budgets over the mining cycles?
Jose Pesce Rosenthal, VP of Resource Development, Codelco
Angelo Peri, Exploration Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining
Robert Edwards, Managing Consultant, CRU
Hamish Sampson, Consultant, CRU

11:15 - 12:45
Comparisons on Investment Attractiveness

Keynote Presentation:  Region Specific Risk - Focus on South America and Africa
  • How do existing and potential copper mining countries compare in terms of political stability, mineral legislation, taxation, environmental legislation and societal factors.
  • An evaluation of the lithium mining environment in South America

Fred McMahon, Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research, The Fraser Institute
Michael Cullen, Senior Partner, Control Risks
Daniela Desormeaux, General Manager, signumBOX
Joaquin Jara, Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

14:00 - 15:30
Stream 2

14:00 - 15:30
Copper demand and substitution
  • Opportunities in the Electromobility Charging Infrastructure Market
  • Brasses/Lead Stocks & Flows Model
  • Competing High-Technology Conductors
  • Opportunities for Copper in the Global Water Market

Krystyna Dawson, Business Manager, BSRIA WMI
Dr Luis Tercero, Head of Business Unit Systemic Risks, Fraunhofer Institute
Richard Collins, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
Lisa Jerram, Principal Research Analyst Energy, Navigant Research

14:15 - 15:00
Access to Capital for Exploration Projects

  • What are the investment incentives needed to increase exploration projects?
  • What are the business models that the industry should introduce to stimulate exploration?
  • What are the best strategies for purchase and sale of exploration projects and what is the outlook for M&A?

  • Martin Valdes, Partner, Managing Director, Resource Capital Funds
    Joe Mazumdar, Co-editor and Analyst, Exploration Insights

    15:00 - 16:00
    Highlight Session & panel Discussion: Investing in Innovation

    Charles Moore, Director - Resources and Strategy, Resources, Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, Government of South Australia
    Mark Gibson, Chief Operating Officer, High Power Exploration
    Cecilia Jamasmie, Editor, Mining.com
    Sam Scher, Geochemist, Corescan

    16:30 - 17:10
    Exploration Projects Risk - Case Studies

  • How can project specific costs such as skilled labour, infrastructure and energy be most accurately predicted
  • What are the best practices in achieving community acceptance and participation at the early stages of Exploration projects? 

  • Speaker:
    Julian Hanna, Managing Director, MOD Resources Ltd
    Luquman Shaheen, President & CEO, Panoro Minerals Ltd

    09:30 - 11:00
    Keynote session – Continuous Improvement

    • Examining overall copper demand and the specific contribution that will be made by green technology in automotive, energy generation and distribution
    • Evaluating the status of the project pipeline
    • Managing cost inflation in a bull market – lessons from the supercycle
    • More automation may change the relationship between miners, governments and communities. What steps are being taken to mitigate conflicts in the future?
    • What can be done to stimulate exploration and expedite development?
    • Investigating best practice in productivity globally, to what extent are lessons transferable?
    • What steps are miners taking to cultivate relationship with unions and local communities?

    Nelson Pizarro, Chief Executive Officer, Codelco
    Harry Conger, President & Chief Operating Officer - Americas, Freeport-McMoRan
    Jorge Gómez, Executive President, Minera Collahuasi
    Hennie Faul, Chief Executive Officer, Copper, Anglo American
    Arnaud Soirat, Chief Executive, Copper & Diamonds,, Rio Tinto
    Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU

    11:50 - 13:00
    Driving Mine Digitalisation

    • Exploring key cost drivers in the mining sector including: declining ore grades, complex concentrates, energy, water scarcity and tailings management
    • Can gains in energy and water efficiency, process productivity, predictability, environmental protection, mine reliability, asset management and safety offset these costs?


    Paige Wilson, President, Mining & Metals, Senior Vice President, Bechtel
    Max Luedtke, Head of Mining, Aluminium , Cement, ABB

    14:30 - 16:30
    Stream 1 - Main Conference

    14:30 - 15:30
    Panel Discussion: Community Relations and Sustainability
    Francisco Javier Lecaros, Presidente Ejecutivo, Fundación Minera de Chile
    Juan Pablo Armisén C, Jefe de Cumplimiento Global y Responsabilidad, Albemarle
    Reinalina Chavarri M., Directora Observatorio Sostenibilidad, Universidad de Chile
    Charles Moore, Director - Resources and Strategy, Resources, Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, Government of South Australia
    Andrés Morán, Manager, Public Affairs, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Antofagasta Minerals

    15:30 - 16:30
    Price and market panel
    • Will China close the gap between refined output and consumption?
    • The outlook for new projects - assessing the size and duration of the concentrates deficit
    • What impact will the concentrates deficit have on TC/RCs, smelters and smelter projects, and demand for scrap and complex concentrates?
    • What do we know about Chinese overseas investment and its impact on the market balance?
    • What is the outlook for ex China demand? 
    • To what extent will electric vehicles improve the demand outlook? 
    • Analysing a range of copper price outlooks
    Duncan Hobbs, Research Manager, Concord Resources Ltd
    Charlie Durant, Principal Consultant, CRU
    Stephen Gill, Managing Partner, Pala Investments

    14:30 - 17:00
    Stream 2 - Case Study Collection

    14:30 - 17:00
    Case Study Collection - This session will include detailed examples of technological advancements in the following areas:
  • Underground mining
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management
  • Tailings management
  • Imaging and mapping
  • Carbon abatement

  • 08:15 - 09:15
    CRU Consulting panel discussion - Will electric mobility transform future copper markets?

    • What are the implications of EVs for copper demand?
    • How will demand growth for “battery” metals such as Cobalt and Nickel impact copper production?
    • What do these changes mean for future incentive prices and copper market investment?

    Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU
    Juan Esteban Fuentes, Head of South America, Consulting, CRU Group
    Ben Jones, Managing Consultant, CRU

    09:15 - 11:00
    Keynote session – Industry leaders will share their views on the growth potential in some of the world’s leading markets

    • Exploring the outlook for mine output, refined production and consumption in China
    • Focussing on the outlook for African copper – particularly Chinese investment in the DRC
    • The outlook for the Indian copper market
    • Analysing the outlook for Peruvian supply
    • Copper scrap market oulook

    Angela Grossheim, Minister of Energy and Mines, Government of Peru
    Abraham Chahuan, Chief Executive Officer, Compania Minera Antamina S.A
    J.C Laddha, Head - Copper Business, Hindalco Industries
    John MacKenzie, Executive Chairman, Mantos Copper
    Michael Lion, President, Lion Consulting and Everwell Resources Ltd
    Fang Qixue, Vice President, Zijin Mining

    11:30 - 12:05
    The demand impacts of electric vehicles and renewables power and their key implications for producers

    • What is the likely vehicle mix of the future and how will this vary regionally?
    • Assessing material intensity in vehicles and infrastructure
    • What is the potential impact on demand and what are the implications for the market balance?
    • Detailing the transmission and distribution implications of electric vehicles

    Rolando Lay, Senior Consultant, CRU
    Ben Jones, Managing Consultant, CRU
    Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU
    Juan Esteban Fuentes, Head of South America, Consulting, CRU Group

    12:05 - 13:10
    Key issues related to future copper demand

    • The massive charging infrastructure market
    • Brasses flows and restrictive regulation
    • Competition from high-tech conductors and graphene
    • Global opportunities for copper in water

    Krystyna Dawson, Business Manager, BSRIA WMI
    Richard Collins, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
    Dr Luis Tercero, Head of Business Unit Systemic Risks, Fraunhofer Institute
    Lisa Jerram, Principal Research Analyst Energy, Navigant Research

    14:30 - 17:00
    Sulphuric Acid Seminar



    14:30 - 15:00
    Riding the crest of a wave
    •  Outlook for global supply, demand and trade and prices
    • How long can traded markets remain tight and support price levels?
    • How do the market dynamics of metals and fertilizer sectors influence the outlook for sulphuric acid?
    Peter Harrisson, Head of Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid Analysis, CRU

    15:00 - 15:25
    An integrated approach to treating sulfide-containing ores
    Tom Brouwers, Licensing Manager EMEAI, Dupont Clean Technologies

    Kevin O'Malley, TechnipFMC, Global Market Leader, Dupont Clean Technologies

    15:25 - 17:00
    Further speakers to be announced