About the Summit

LatAMin 2015 is the Global Platform for the Mining Industry, providing the latest market scenarios of the South and Central America mining sector, and its related mineral processing and metallurgical subsectors. The Summit brings together the region's major and junior mining companies, government mining policy-makers, international fund managers and investors, traders, mining experts and service providers to discuss strategies to meet the long-term supply decline challenges, look for new capital injection, adjust to new mining policies especially with regime changes, and maximize profitability and productivity while transforming existing mining operations.

Currently, the region produces 45% of global copper production, 50% of silver, 26% of molybdenum, 21% of zinc and 20% of gold. Latin America is attracting 25% of global investments in mining and more. With plenty of opportunities for doing business in the Latin America mining sector, investors from Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Australia, have been rushing into the continent. Latin America has also the potential as a mineral processing and metallurgical production base for the international markets. Scrap metal trading is also taking off in this market.

LataMin 2015 will offer first-hand insights into the following:

•      The Latest Mining Policies and Updates in Key Producing Countries Including Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Guyana, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay and Guatemala
•      Achieving Mining Productivity and Cost Rationalization
•      Evaluating Low-Cost Exploration and Reinvestment Options
•      Attracting Finance, M&A, Hedge Funds and Private Equity
•      Dealing with Resource Nationalism
•      Mining Risk Mitigation

Mining Hotspots

Chile accounts for 28% of global copper reserves (USGS). It is the world's principal producer of copper (32%), nitrates (100%), iodine (58%) and lithium (45%) and the sixth largest silver producer. Mining companies plan to invest US$104,000 million in Chile over the next eight years. Mining companies spent over US$21,000 million in Chile in recent years. The sector looks positively towards continuing transformation, new capital injection particularly for the juniors, with a new leadership offering refreshing changes. In particular, Chile's state-owned copper miner, Codelco, having just received US$4 billion for its development projects plans and a new CEO at its helm, actively looks to raise another US$22.5 billon to fund five structural projects to help the country's current production and status as the world's No. 1 copper miner.
As the country's 4th largest industry, Mexico's mining sector employs close to two million people. Besides copper, molybdenum, zinc, silver, gold and lead ores, Mexico has started exploration in rare earths, and with deep-sea mining being considered. More than 700 exploration projects are underway and the country is now becoming the 6th best destination for mine prospecting.
With a re-elected government in place, and political stability and peace ensuing from continuing peace talks, Colombia is set to reap the benefits of the US$22 billion of new mining investments planned by 2020. As the world's 5th largest coal exporter, there are abound other investment opportunities in gold, silver, platinum and many other metals. Under the new 2nd term of the present leadership, the country is set to grow its coal and other mineral exports, propelling it as the top growth economy in Latin America
Peru holds 13% of the world's copper reserves, 4% of gold, 22% of silver, 7.6% of zinc, 9% of lead and 6% of tin reserves. Peru's steady growth in recent years has been largely driven by mineral production, and last year, the country injected US$9.7 billion into the local economy... and mining authorities expect to reach similar levels this year. Indeed, there is plenty for everyone to get a piece of the natural resources pie in Peru.
Notwithstanding concerns on Brazil's new mining code and its impact on juniors, investment and deal interests in Brazil's various mining and metals sectors remain high. Gold, diamond, silver, iron ore, titanium, nickel, vanadium - you name it - foreign interests in buying and selling remain active, even with forthcoming presidential elections looming around the corner.
The Dominican Republic is emerging as a "mining star" in Central America. US$4 billion that foreign investors have poured into developing Pueblo Viejo, a gold mine, since 2009, amounts to the largest single foreign investment in the history of the country. However, this is far from the only one. Also found in the country are Perilya's Cerro de Maimon copper-gold mine, PanTerra Gold's Las Lagunas gold tailings project and Xstrata's Falcondo nickel complex. In addition, a number of junior miners have also been attracted to this emerging "mining tiger".
With Panama's mineral reserves estimated at US$200 billion, continued growth is projected for an industry that produced US$553 million last year. Already identified are 50 billion pounds of copper, 12 million ounces of gold, 25,000 ounces of silver and 250 tons of molybdenum which are at current prices amount to $200 billion.
Plus more industry information on other mining hotspots in Latin America: Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Uruguay, Belize, Jamaica, Grenada, Suriname.

We Invite You to Explore these Opportunities and Find Out How Best to Conduct
Your Mining & Metals Operations, and Structure Your Mining Funds
in Central and South America at LatAMin 2015.

Who Should Attend?

•      Senior & Junior Mining Companies •      Law Firms
•      Geologists •      Merchant Banks
•      Economists •      Mining Software Technology Providers
•      Investment & Financing Firms •      Mining & Metals Consultants and Traders
•      Project Financers •      Mining Machinery & Equipment Producers
•      Mining Ministries, Mineral Commission & Regulators •      Fund Management Companies
•      Consulting Companies •      Industry Associations
•      Stock Exchanges and Commodity Exchanges

Update Yourself with New Ground-Level Changes, Demystify the Nuances,
and Find New Nuggets in Your Investments!