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15:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion: The new era of copper market digitisation

There is a large need for digitisation in the copper industry, which has become even more urgent with the rising pressure on suppliers and their customers, and especially their operations teams. The work and risk mitigation is becoming so information intensive that it is of critical importance that sales and procurement operations teams in the copper supply chains get the tools to step into the 21st century.  In this panel discussion, the MineHub and Waybridge team are engaging in a conversation with their key customers to share the drivers behind their digitisation efforts including Codelco, Southwire and Sumitomo Corporation to share the drivers behind their digitisation efforts.
Charlie Murrah, Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, Southwire
Carlos Alvarado, Chief Commercial Officer, Codelco
Hoshi Lu, General Manager & Head of Raw Materials Trading, Americas, Sumitomo Corporation
Arnoud Busmann, CEO, Minehub
Andrea Aranguren, Head of Waybridge and Americas Minehub,

16:00 - 18:00
Panel Discussion - Inclusive Workplace Design: a holistic approach to DEI in mining

  • How can mining welcome and retain talent to prepare for disruptions affecting business sustainability? 
  • Is recruitment & retention only HR’s responsibility, or does the operation and the workplace have a role to play? 
  • Senior leaders leave the industry, specifically women, leaving knowledge and continuity gaps that affect overall business. 
  • Inclusive workplace design is conducive to improved performance and well-being for all workers, but specifically for those who identify as women. 
  • How are technological advances absorbed and normalised at mine sites, but women''s changing rooms and toilets, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause, parental leave, changes in shift design and others, are often ignored or delayed?

Barbara Dischinger, Director, IWiM International Women in Mining
Juan Rojas, Corporate Manager of Operational Excellence, Codelco
Paulina Jaramillo, General Manager, El Soldado Mine, Anglo American
Martín Brenner, Regional Managing Director Latam, Weir Minerals

9:00 - 9:10
Chairman's Opening Remarks

Juan Esteban Fuentes, Head of South America, Consulting , CRU

9:30 - 11:00
Keynote panel discussion - Framing the outlook

  • What to expect for the Copper market in China for the rest of 2023
  • Assessing the impact of the operating environment such as social unrest, strikes, falling ore grades and water availability on the mine supply outlook
  • How will the supply gap be closed over coming years?
  • How will the industry continue to raise the bar for ESG?
  • How do you think the war in Ukraine and the energy crunch will affect the commodity markets and the green transition?   
  • What are investor expectations around how copper is mined and how will the large greenfield projects necessary to meet demand from the global energy transition get financed?

André Sougarret, Chief Executive Officer, Codelco
Ivan Arriagada, Chief Executive Officer , Antofagasta PLC and Chairman of ICMM
Bold Baatar, Chief Executive, Copper, Rio Tinto
Harry “Red” M. Conger, President & Chief Operating Officer , Teck
Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Trafigura
Vanessa Davidson, Director of Copper Research and Strategy, CRU
Simon Morris, Head of Base & Battery Metals, CRU

11:45 - 13:00
Panel discussion - What role will technology and innovation play in supporting sustainable production, unlocking new supply and reducing mining and project costs?

Ailie MacAdam, President, Mining & Metals, Bechtel
Joshua Meyer, Service Business Line President, FLSmidth
Simon Yacoub, Vice President – Resources Sector Lead, Americas, Worley
Vanessa Torres, Chief Technical Officer, South32

13:00 - 13:15
Powering energy transition through working capital

Energy Transition will require all parts of the capital structure to play a part; how can this be delivered efficiently and globally?
Tristan Attenborough, Managing Director Global Industry Head for Energy, Power, Renewables, and Metals & Mining, J.P. Morgan Payments

14:45 - 15:45
Panel discussion - ICA focus on substitution

Ernest Scheyder, Senior Correspondent , Reuters - author of “The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power our Lives”
Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
Francisco Acuña, Principal Consultant, CRU
Richard Xu, Regional Director, Asia, ICA Asia

16:15 - 16:35
The supplier's footprint tool

Eric Medel, Senior Analyst, Base Metals Costs & Emissions, CRU
Roberto Lecaros, Vice President of Aprimin, Aprimin

16:45 - 17:15
Panel discussion - Co-products and costs inputs

  • Analyzing the global sulphuric acid supply/gap balance
  • What is the outlook for the molybdenum and global gold?
  • What is the effect of Copper belt cobalt mining on copper production

Peter Harrisson, Head of Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid Analysis, CRU
Will Tankard, Principal Analyst, Base Metals , CRU

17:00 - 19:00
International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme, 2023 launch

IWRMP is an annual cross-company programme established in 2018 to promote and empower women to progress their careers, overcome professional challenges and build confidence for achievement and industry leadership.

This unique 6-month, structured and results-orientated initiative is very successful, growing year on year and continuously improving, with consistently excellent ratings from mentees and mentors.

IWRMP is managed by IWiM and will be launched at this year''s CRU World Cooper Conference. Join us!

Please RSVP here

9:05 - 10:30
Keynote session

  • Decarbonization thorough the value chain
  • The outlook for the secondary copper market
  • Examining the outlook in the Peruvian mining sector
  • Exploring developments in leaching technology

  • Moderator:
    Simon Morris, Head of Base & Battery Metals, CRU
    Roland Harings, CEO, Aurubis
    Kurt Breischaft, President, SDI LaFarga Copperworks
    Clayton Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Copper, Rio Tinto

    10:30 - 11:00
    Panel discussion - Approaching net-zero what does it mean for copper?

    • What does the EV revolution mean for copper demand to 2050
    • Appraising the demand related to solar and wind installations and other renewable energy projects
    • Sustainability linked finance

    Panos Kotseras, Head of Base Metals Demand & Markets , CRU
    Michèle Brulhart, Executive Director, The Copper Mark
    Alice Lim, Head of Corporate Sustainability, LME

    11:30 - 11:50
    Chinese market outlook

    • Reviewing 2023 Chinese economic data publications
    • Current Macroeconomic Situation in China and long term growth prospects
    • Impact of short terms global pressures on the Chinese economy
    • Understanding copper consumption in key demand areas
    • Chinese refined copper imports

    Jinny Yan, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank

    11:50 - 13:30
    Market outlook panel discussion

    • Outlook for Russian metal deliveries to Europe
    • Review and outlook for exchange inventories, Chinese S/D, imports and supply
    • Outlook for key regional premiums
    • How much of an impact will the slowing construction sector in the US and Europe have on Copper?
    • Examining the outlook for standard, complex concentrates and TC/RCs
    • Scrap, substitution and thrifting – the threats to refined copper consumption beyond 2030

    Duncan Hobbs, Research Manager, Concord Resources Ltd
    Graeme Train, Head of Metals and Minerals Research, Trafigura Pte Ltd.
    Nicholas Snowdon, Metals Strategist, Goldman Sachs
    Vivienne Lloyd, Head of Base Metals Research, Open Mineral
    Erik Heimlich, Head of Copper & Zinc Markets, CRU
    Robert Edwards, Principal Analyst, Copper Markets, CRU

    13:30 - 13:35
    Lunch Sponsor - Welcome Remarks

    Ariel Mosnaim, Payments Head for Chile , J.P. Morgan

    **The timing displayed is in Chile Time Zone