Friday, September 20, 2013

Perú: Some 75,000 Mining Engineers, Investors, Developers Meet in Arequipa

According to The Peruvian Times, Some 75,000 mining engineers, investors and developers from 48 countries are meeting in Arequipa this week for the 31st Perumin mining convention, the country’s leading investment event and one of the most important mining events in the world.

One of the top features of the convention are some 900 companies that are exhibiting machinery, technology and services from 26 countries. 

COMMENT: The week-long schedule covers conferences and talks on investment, logistics, specific projects, and technology by speakers that include mining CEOs and presidents, academics, and several of Perú’s cabinet ministers, including Economy minister Luis Miguel Castilla, Environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal,  Education minister Patricia Salas and Mining and Energy minister Jorge Merino.

The theme for this year’s convention, organized by the Mining Engineers Institute, is “Mining, opportunity for social inclusion and development,” a recognition of the need to resolve the conflicts that constantly arise between mining projects and both indigenous and contemporary communities  within the sphere of influence of these projects.

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