Mexico Mining Forum brings together the most influential business and political leaders in the Mexican Mining industry, including the interviewees featured in Mexico Mining Review 2020. Register now or risk missing this opportunity to get the insider's perspective and network with the industry’s main stakeholders at this high-profile conference and networking event.
Mexico Mining Forum Program 2018
- SpeakerMario Alfonso CantúUndersecretary of Mining at the Ministry of Economy
The role metals serve as a safe haven for investors amid geopolitical instability and the more favorable outlook on the price of metals are causing mining companies to rejoice. But, if Mexico wants to take full advantage of the industry’s opportunities wider strides must be taken to close the gaps in country’s regulation and international competitivity. The responsibility lies on the shoulders of the recently created Mining Undersecretariat that will highlight its main advances and future priorities in this panel.
- ModeratorAlberto VázquezSenior Partner at VHG Servicios Legales
- PanelistIsrael GutiérrezCEO of Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI)
- PanelistCarlos EspinosaFounding Partner of SoftLanding Group
- PanelistFernando PérezExecutive Director of the Institutional Stock Exchange (BIVA)
- PanelistJohn-Mark StaudePresident and CEO of Riverside Resources
Countries with strong mining jurisdictions often compete with each other to attract investment from different areas around the world. The bets are even higher for mining countries in the same region as seen in Latin America with Peru, Mexico and Chile, among others. These high levels of competition could be an opportunity to drive growth, innovation and modernization at a regional level, but the challenge is finding methods for collaboration.
- ModeratorHéctor QuezadaDirector of Vitaulic Mexico
- PanelistGodfrey WaltonPresident and COO of Endeavour Silver
- PanelistJosé Antonio BerlangaCEO of Telson Resources
- PanelistFernando AlanísDirector General of Industrias Peñoles
- PanelistChristopher WarwickMexico Country Manager of Pan American Silver
To enter the operational phase, mines have to jump through a series of obstacles including mining concessions, the acquisition of permits and feasibility studies. But the challenge continues as operators must continuously optimize and reduce costs to assure the longevity of the mine’s life cycle. The panel will highlight key strategies and success cases to optimize mine operations.
- SpeakerHéctor RochaPartner and Deputy Lead of the Energy Sector at EY
- ModeratorCindy CollinsFounder of Mining Technology Partners
- PanelistAlfredo BertrandGeneral Manager of Epiroc Mexico
- PanelistFelipe RiveraIndustry Business/Process Automation Hub Leader Mexico and Central America of Schneider Electric Systems Mexico
- PanelistJoel CarrascoDirector General of Solum Consulting Group
- PanelistBen WhitingVice President Exploration at Orex Minerals
As one of the oldest industries in the world, mining companies have deeply carved out their production cycles and ways of doing business. Yet, exponential changes in technology, the economy and demand is forcing traditional operations to take a double look at their processes.
- PanelistPierre MoreauQuébec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
With the ongoing NAFTA negotiations, the relationship between Mexico and Canada is more important than ever. Québec, as a model of sustainability and corporate responsibility in mining shares best practices with its southern neighbor to solidify the relationship between both countries.
- ModeratorFabian CasaubonPartner at Grupo GAP
- PanelistAlain CharestVice President of Exploration for Evrim Resources
- PanelistFred StanfordCEO and President of Torex Gold
- PanelistJosé RodríguezDirector General of Organization and Evaluation of the Mining Fund
- PanelistCarlos SilvaCEO of Carrizal Mining and President of the Mexican Federation for Sustainable Mining
Maintaining a close relationship with surrounding communities is one of the biggest obstacles mining companies face. Otherwise, projects can risk blockades or delays that can cost thousands of dollars a day and the public image of a company. To minimize these types of risks, operators can rely on international benchmarks and best practices.
- SpeakerDavid FatzingerGeneral Manager of Latin America for InterGen
Approximately 60 percent of the energy used globally is consumed by industrial companies. Due to the extensive industrial processes involved in mining activities, companies are looking more and more to lowering costs through alternative energy sources.
- ModeratorArmando OrtegaVice President Latin America of New Gold
- PanelistÁlvaro BurgosGuerrero Minister of Economy
- PanelistJesús MestaDeputy Minister of Economy in Chihuahua
- PanelistRamón DávilaDurango Minister of Economy
- PanelistAlberto LópezDirector General of the Mining Directorate at the Sonora Ministry of Economy
The swings within Mexico’s regulatory landscape in Mexico is causing a strong backlash from the industry, particularly when it comes to taxes. Reports show that the government tax authority SAT owes Canadian mining companies a total of US$360 million in back taxes and the Ecological Tax proposals in Zacatecas are not helping alleviate the situation. Companies thrive on legal stability, which can only be assured at a local level through the commitment of State authorities.
- SpeakerDustin VanDoorselaereCOO of First Majestic Silver
Despite the amount of international competition, top Mexican mining companies have risen as leading global producers of metals such as gold, silver and copper. These companies have a long history in the sector and must actively renovate their business models to maintain their spot at the head of the pack.
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