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International Exploration Forum

Monday 3rd April
12:30 – 17:30

12:30 - 12:00 - Chairman’s opening remarks

12:35 - 13:30 - In light of high wages, low productivity and resource competition what strategies should the Chilean government be taking to boost exploration?

Marcelo Olivares, Lawyer, Member of the Board, CESCO

13:00 - 14:00 - Panel Discussion

Erich Schnake, Vice Minister, Mining, Goverment of Chile
Francisco Camus, Geologist,
Roberto Freraut, Explorations Manager, Codelco
Diego Hernandez, President, Sonami

14:00 - 14:30 - Mid-size Mining in Chile

Sebastian Rios, General Manager, Pucobre

  • 14:30 - 15:15 - Panel Discussion

Charles Moore, Director, Resources and Strategy, Resources, Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, Department of, Australian Government
Sebastian Rios, General Manager, Pucobre
Nicolas Fuster, Development VP, Next Minerals

15:15- 16:00 - Refreshment break

16:00 - 16:30 - To what extent can technological and productivity improvements drive down the cost of exploration and mine development?

  • Do countries with high degrees of tax stability, good geology and political stability still exist
  • Is there an alternative to mining in frontier markets long term?
  • What are banks really looking for in feasibility studies?

Michael Doggett, Mineral Economics Consultant, Queen's Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

16:30 - 17:00 - Focus on China

  • Will the Chinese government continue to pursue favourable policies for growth ahead of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party?
  • How feasible are large scale infrastructure projects such as ‘One belt One Road’ and the Mega City project.

Joe Zhou, Program Manager, Market Analysis and Outreach, International Copper Association, China

Attendance at the International Exploration Forum for delegates at the World Copper Conference is free of charge. 

Should you wish to attend only the forum then the costs are:

$330 until 17th March
$360 from 18th March until 3rd April

To register for the International Exploration Forum click here