EXPOMIN holds meeting with Chinese and Chilean authorities and mining companies to analyze their presence in the International Fair.

Cover photo: Mía, commercial attaché assistant of Chile in Shanghai ; Echo Ta, Senior Manager China Procurement Hub, Group Supply, BHP-Billiton ; Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining, Chile ; YungHan Shen, AsiaReps, EXPOMIN representative in China ; Pía Suarez, responsible of international relations, Ministry of Mining. Rodrigo Bravo, Chief Representative Shanghai, Antofagasta Minerals ; Eric Li, Corporate Sourcing & Marketing Director, Zijin Mining Group, China; César Suarez, commercial attaché of Chile in Shanghai ; Armando Valenzuela, EXPOMIN consultant; Carlos Parada, Executive Director, EXPOMIN; Cristhian Allende, Director Of Emerging Market, Codelco Shanghai; Lukasz Paszkowski, Finance And Operations Officer, KGHM Shanghai,; Jorge Cantallopts, Director of Research and Public Policies; Cochilco.

The delegation visiting that nation carried out a seminar that was attended by Chilean and Chinese authorities and representatives of mining sectors.

In Beijing, China it was held the meeting between authorities of the country, and the Chilean delegation that aims to exchange information regarding the XIV version of EXPOMIN between the 19th to 29th of April 2016 and It was attended by the Minister of Mining and the Honorary President of EXPOMIN, Aurora Williams, the Executive Director of FISA, Carlos Parada, the Technical Coordinator of Congress EXPOMIN 2016, BHP-Billiton, KGHM, Zijin Mining, and CODELCO, and the Chilean Copper Commission, among others.

At the time the Director of Research and Public Policies of the Chilean Copper Commission, Jorge Cantallopts, gave an overview of the copper market and the situation of Chilean mining in terms of current and projected production and investment.

Meanwhile, Carlos Parada explained that in the 2014 edition, EXPOMIN received more than 1, 700 exhibitors from 36 countries, while in the new 2016 version it is expected to have a similar number highlighting the involvement of China, who will have the second largest pavilion with more than 120 exhibitors, after United States.

He added that EXPOMIN 2016 has contemplated a mining pavilion, where public institutions and mining companies and associations show their operations.

“Until now, we have stands of the Ministry of Mining and their institutions (Cochilco, Sernageomin, ENAMI), Sonami and the Mining Council, and also mining companies such as Codelco, Anglo America, Collahuasi, Teck, KGHM.

He also stressed that the third version of the seminar is being organized to promote alternative employment for students of secondary, technical and university education with the support of the government and mining companies, considering that this activity involved more than 4, 000 students that visit the mining pavilion and exchange experiences.

He also made present that EXPOMIN 2016 is planning more than 800 meetings between exhibitors and mining executives with the objective that the setting of the specific round tables agree with the demand of the mining companies. “So it’s very important to know what kind of products and services of the mining companies are they mainly looking for and while being there to know what China wants”.

For his part, the technical coordinator of the EXPOMIN 2016 Congress, Armando Valenzuela, announced that the mining fair will feature a series of activities such as the presentation of the CEO of Collahuasi and President of the Congress, Jorge Gómez, the presentations of various chairmen and the new event that the Ministry of Mining wants to organize regarding “Woman and Mining”.

The meeting concluded with an open discussion on the Chinese economy and its suppliers where it was discussed the current Chinese market and the view of executives of sourcing for the Asian suppliers.

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