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Agenda 2018

09:00 - 10:55
Exploration Sector Outlook

Charles Moore, Director - Resources and Strategy, Resources, Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, Government of South Australia
09:10 - 09:30
Analysing the exploration sector from global and Chilean perspectives
Diego Hernández, President, Sonami

09:30 - 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
Hamish Sampson, Consultant, CRU
Jason Ward, Country Manager, SolGold

11:25 - 12:55
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

Brett Beatty, Partner, Investment Team Leader, Resource Capital Funds
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 - 15:10
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?

  • Moderator:
    Cynthia Urda Kassis, Head of the Metals & Mining Practice, Shearman & Sterling
    Martin Valdes, Partner, Managing Director, Resource Capital Funds
    Joe Mazumdar, Co-editor and Analyst, Exploration Insights
    Robert Edwards, Managing Consultant, CRU

    15:10 - 16:15
    Highlight Session & Panel Discussion: Investing in Innovation

    Which exploration technologies are showing the greatest promise in identifying new deposits and driving costs down?
    • What can greater digital effectiveness bring to the mining exploration industry?
    • What could be the role of new technology in speeding up exploration in under-explored regions?

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

    16:45 - 17:25
    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? 
  • Risk Management – Increasing the Capacity for Transparency

  • Moderator:
    Rolando Lay, Senior Consultant, CRU
    Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Business Development Manager, MOD Resources Ltd
    Luquman Shaheen, President & CEO, Panoro Minerals Ltd
    Dana K McNaughton, Director, Risk & Performance Advisory

    10:00 - 11:30
    Roundtable – Women in mining, breaking the 8% barrier

    • What innovations are necessary to increase the percentage of female employees 
    • How else will the industry change as a result of having more female employees
    • How does the industry need to adapt to become more successful in attracting female employees

    Claudia Monreal, Presidenta, Women in Mining Chile
    Alejandra Sepúlveda Peñaranda, Directora Ejecutiva, ComunidadMujer
    Laura Mottola, President & CEO, Flow Partners
    Alejandra Wood, Executive Director, CESCO

    14:00 - 15:30
    Copper demand and substitution

    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

    Colin Bennett, Global Manager, Market Analysis and Outreach, ICA
    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
    Dmitri Tsentalovich, COO and Co-Founder, DexMat
    Bjørn Utgård, Director of New Markets, EVBox B.V

    09:35 - 11:15
    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?

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

    12:05 - 13:15
    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?

    Alejandra Wood, Executive Director, CESCO
    Paige Wilson, (SVP), President, Bechtel Mining & Metals, Bechtel
    Max Luedtke, Head of Mining, Aluminium, Cement, ABB
    Nick Bell, Vice President, Sales, Mining, Minerals and Technology, Jacobs

    14:30 - 15:30
    Community Relations and Sustainability

    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
    Marcela Sepúlveda P, Manager Community Relations, Candelaria - Ojos del Salado, Lundin Mining Corporation

    15:30 - 16:30
    Price and Market Panel

    • Will China close the gap between mine and refined output and 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 status of the proposed US infrastructure bill and how would this affect the copper market?
    • To what extent will electric vehicles improve the demand outlook? 
    • Analysis a range of price outlook for copper

    Charlie Durant, Principal Consultant, CRU
    Stephen Gill, Managing Partner, Pala Investments
    Duncan Hobbs, Research Manager, Concord Resources Ltd
    Peter Archbold, Head of Natural Resources and Commodities, Fitch Ratings

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

    14:30 - 14:45
    The use of lixiviants to extract copper from tailings, slag and other waste product streams
    Mike Wyrsta, CEO, Lixivia Inc.

    14:45 - 15:00
    Oxygen 4.0 solutions for the copper industry
    Marcelo Saavedra, Commercial Director Chile, Air Liquide
    Philippe Blostein, Metals Marketing Director, Air Liquide
    Volker Muetze, Business Development Director, Air Liquide

    15:00 - 15:15
    Improvised copper converting at Hindalco
    • Magnetite rich operation to improve refractory life
    • New and safe practice to avoid blister siphon clogging
    • Shifting of rotating mechanism of blister switching bowl from bottom to top
    • Installation of additional copper jacket to increase blister siphon life
    • Installation of additional brick in blister siphon
    Anil Singh, Head - Smelter III (Operation),, Hindalco Industries Limited

    15:15 - 15:30
    Effective use of hyperspectral core imaging data to impact your copper exploration program
    Sam Scher, Geochemist, Corescan

    15:30 - 15:45
    Use of airborne hyperspectral data for accurate mineral mapping
    Lee Robson, Spectral Geologist, HyVista Corporation

    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?

    Ben Jones, Managing Consultant, CRU
    Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU
    Dr. Alex Schmitt, Head of Marketing & Sales – Base and Specialty Metals, Anglo American
    Colin Hamilton, Managing Director, Commodities Research, BMO
    Luis Felipe Clavel, EV Business Development Manager, Nissan

    09:15 - 10:50
    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

    Joaquin Jara, Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Abraham Chahuan, Chief Executive Officer, Compania Minera Antamina S.A.
    Jagdish Chandra Laddha, CEO - Birla Copper, Hindalco Industries Ltd
    John MacKenzie, Executive Chairman, Mantos Copper
    Michael Lion, President, Lion Consulting and Everwell Resources Ltd
    Fang Qixue, Vice President, Zijin Mining

    11:20 - 11:40
    Low carbon transition and the future of mining in Central and Latin America

    Juan Esteban Fuentes, Head of South America, Consulting, CRU Group
    Ben Jones, Managing Consultant, CRU

    11:40 - 13:00
    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

    Colin Bennett, Global Manager, Market Analysis and Outreach, ICA
    Krystyna Dawson, Business Manager, BSRIA WMI
    Richard Collins, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
    Lisa Jerram, Principal Research Analyst Energy, Navigant Research
    Bjørn Utgård, Director of New Markets, EVBox B.V
    Dmitri Tsentalovich, COO and Co-Founder, DexMat

    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, Product Manager Sulfuric Acid Plants EMEAI, DuPont Clean Technologies / MECS

    Carlos Rodriguez, Regional Manager-Chile, TechnipFMC

    15:25 - 15:50
    Trends in the Sulphuric acid market in Chile


    Jorge Cantallopts, Director de Estudios y Políticas Públicas, Comisión Chilena del Cobre

    15:50 - 16:15
    The outlook for EW copper production
    • Will higher copper prices elicit a supply side response?    
    • As Chilean EW output falters, what is the potential in other regions like the US, Mexico, Peru or the DR Congo?
    • Long-term opportunities and challenges for EW production.

    Erik Heimlich, Principal Analyst, CRU

    16:15 - 16:35
    MAX3™ - Maximized Value for Capex, Opex and Emission



    Matthew Viergutz, Vice President of Licensing, Dupont Clean Technologies/MECS