This is the first mining meeting organized by the university, where academics and industry experts. In addition, issues such as the future of Chilean mining and its path to sustainable development will be addressed.
Next November 17 and 18 the first mining congress organized by the Economics group at the University of Antofagasta, entitled “Challenges of sustainable mining”.
The meeting, which is< strong>free and open to the community, it will take place in the Horacio Meléndez room on the Angamos campus, and can also be viewed online.
In the instance, experts will discuss the challenges that the mining industry must face to promote new business models from an economic, environmental and social perspective.
At the same time, it will seek to motivate the interest and critical thinking of the university community and society regarding a sustainable mining industry, addressing inclusion and equity in the mining industry.
One of the points that will be addressed the event will be the different visions of the royalty, which is currently being discussed in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate.
Also, the future of Chilean mining, the economy of minerals in the world context will be discussed and the economic, technological and legal challenges for a sustainable industry.
Among the exhibitors are Guillermo Chong, a prominent geologist and member of the National Council for Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation (CTCI); Aurora Williams, former Minister of Mining and current manager of the Integrated Center for Piloting of Mining Technologies; and Eduardo Bitran, former Minister of Public Works and president of the National Innovation Council and Andes Pacific Technology Access (APTA).
National experts such as Manuel Viera, president of the Chilean Mining Chamber and CEO of Metaproject; Juan Ignacio Guzmán, CEO of Management and Mining Economy; and Jan Cademártori, researcher at the Department of Commercial Engineering at the University of Antofagasta.
Likewise, international specialists such as Gino Sturla, researcher at the Department of Economics at the University of Florence (Italy); and Constantino Aucca, renowned Peruvian biologist and president of the Association of Andean Ecosystems.
It should be noted that, with this first congress, it seeks to become a meeting for private and state mining entities, both nationally and internationally. .