CRU’s World Copper Conference will be held during CESCO Week Santiago in between March 23 to 25. These partnered events provide the most important commercial and networking opportunities in the industry attracting over 500 delegates and CEO participants from the world’s most important miners and smelters.

Last year’s event included keynote presentations from C-Suite executives from the world’s leading mining companies and the 2020 will event will feature a similarly impressive speaker line-up.

Why is 2020 important?

Chile is undergoing a period of social unrest caused by inequality in its society. These underlying collective frustrations are not unique to Chile. Many of the jurisdictions in which the mining industry operates are more volatile and far less developed. The social value that the mining industry creates and how this value is perceived in the long term and away from its operations is one of the key challenges that it faces. 

Against a back drop of significant climate change, the environmental, sustainable and governance dimensions of mining are also in the spotlight.  Impacting investment, access to land and supply of strategic goods such as water and energy. Technology is playing a central role in addressing some of these issues and leading companies employ the high levels of environmental management and controls in operations and in their clean-up processes. 

Overall, the purpose of the mining business is being challenged and social value creation is becoming the goal in this complex scenario. As a leading public forum, the World Copper Conference will address how the mining industry will update its value proposition to communities and societies and transition into a safer, smarter, more inclusive and sustainable industry.  

For discussion of this important subject and coverage of other important topics such as the outlook for Chinese demand, scrap, prices and supply join the World Copper Conference 2020. 





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