Latin America's mining wealth is undeniable, holding the world's largest reserves of copper, lithium and silver, as well as significant quantities of other valuable minerals. However, despite the currently impressive production levels in the region, the real extent of its exploration potential is still widely believed to be largely unexploited.
To realize this potential and strengthen their countries' mining project pipelines, Latin American governments are racing to implement creative incentives and bolster the ease of doing business to lure much-needed and capital-heavy investments to the continent.
To discuss the competitiveness of their mining projects on offer, The Business Year is bringing together cabinet-level leaders in the public sector from across the region in a Digital Latin American Mining Summit. This special edition of our Digital Round Tables series will include individual presentations from policy-makers with a dedicated Q&A session, offering the audience the opportunity to interact directly with these authorities, as well as a group panel discussion.
11:45 - Welcoming remarks by Guillaume Légaré
Head of South America, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Group
12:00 - Session I: Colombia Presentation and Q&A ft. Carolina Rojas Hayes, Vice Minister of Mining
12:30 - Session II: Ecuador Presentation and Q&A ft. Fernando L. Benalcázar, Vice Minister of Mines
13:00 - Session III: Mexico Presentation and Q&A ft. Francisco Quiroga, Undersecretary of Mining
13:30 - Session IV: Peru Presentation and Q&A ft. Augusto Cauti, Vice Minister of Mines
14:00 - Session V: Regional Panel Discussion
14:45 - Closing remarks by Paul Mitchell, Global Mining & Metals Leader, EY
* All sessions will be conducted in English