Six Governors, the New Secretary of Mining and over 300 companies to attend “San Juan International Mining Expo 2024”

From May 21st to 23rd, San Juan will be the epicenter of mining in Argentina with the "10th San Juan International Mining Expo" organized by Panorama Minero at the Cepas Sanjuaninas venue. This biennial event, founded in 2006, will bring together key industry players at a crucial moment for the country's politics and economy, just days before the “May Pact” meeting announced by President Javier Milei.

By Panorama Minero

The event, held in the most prosperous region for mining investment in Latin America according to the Fraser Institute, will gather six governors who play a decisive role in the sector's future. Among them are Marcelo Orrego, the governor of San Juan; Gustavo Sáenz, governor of Salta; Carlos Sadir, his counterpart from Jujuy; Raúl Jalil, governor of Catamarca; Martín Llaryora, governor of Córdoba, and Alfredo Cornejo, who announced a plan to reactivate mining in Mendoza and aims to focus on copper development in Malargüe. The newly appointed National Mining Secretary, Luis Lucero, will also make his first major public appearance at the expo.

The exhibition, declared of national interest by the Presidency, is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees, along with 300 companies and organizations associated with the mining industry, a sector crucial to Argentina's economy and central to the development projections of both the National and provincial governments with potential in extractive industries. Among the participants, representatives from seven of the eight major copper projects in the country will be present, including Josemaría, Los Azules, Proyecto Altar, Taca Taca, MARA, El Pachón, and Filo del Sol. Additionally, leading companies like Barrick, operator of the Veladero gold mine, and Challenger Gold, which operates another notable gold project, will be in attendance, with Eduardo Elsztain recently joining as an investor.

“San Juan Mining Expo 2024” will attract international delegations interested in investing in Argentina, primarily from the European Union, Peru, Chile, Brazil, the United States, and Canada. One of the event's highlights will be the signing of the Copper Task Force, which has the potential to drive investments exceeding US$20 billion and generate an additional US$9 billion in annual exports if six of the eight major projects are successfully activated.

The event will feature the participation of key industry stakeholders, such as the Argentine Chamber of Mining Enterprises, the Mining Department of the Argentine Industrial Union, the Argentine Mining Workers Association, the ASIJEMIN union, the Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Women in Mining Argentina, and the Federal Mining Council (COFEMIN).

“With such a comprehensive agenda and the presence of top mining industry leaders, including a significant number of mining companies, governments, and national and international organizations, the '10th San Juan International Mining Expo”' promises to be a pivotal event for the future of mining in Argentina. We anticipate this to be an event where investments are finalized, substantial business contacts are established, and the mining sector is connected with communities and workers while providing accurate information about the current state of this highly attractive industry,” said Panorama Minero just weeks before the event.

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