Mexico Mining Forum 2019 Preliminary Program - Mexico Business Events (mbe)

Mexico Mining Forum 2019 Preliminary Program

08:00
Registration
08:30
A NEW VISION FOR THE INDUSTRY – SEXENNIAL OBJECTIVES
  1. Speaker
    Francisco Quiroga
    Undersecretary of Mining at the Ministry of Economy

A new administration in Mexico implies a fresh vision for national development, including policies and objectives in the mining industry. In light of the context, the Undersecretariat will highlight the priorities of the governmental organism for the next sexennial and strategies that will be used to achieve these goals.

09:00
GRASSROOTS APPROACH TO CSR: HOW TO ADEQUATELY INVOLVE COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETY PROJECTS
  1. Moderator
    David Guillén
    Founding Partner of Rios Ferrer
  2. Panelist
    Renato Urresta
    Principal Consultant at ERM
  3. Panelist
    Mario Salomón
    Country Manager of Multisistemas de Seguridad Industrial
  4. Panelist
    Luiz Camargo
    Director of Finances and Corporate Affairs of Minera Cuzcatlán
  5. Panelist
    José Antonio Berlanga
    CEO of Telson Mining Corporation

The art of acquiring a social license in mining projects goes beyond meeting norms and legal obligations, companies must also go out of their way to make sure communities feel involved in the changes that are happening to their surroundings. In this panel, leading experts will share the strategies they have used to establish a bottom-up approach to getting community approval and how this has benefitted their operations.

10:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:30
INDUSTRY INSIGHT TO STRENGTHENING MEXICO'S SUPPLY CHAIN
  1. Moderator
    Hector Quezada
    Director Mexico of Victaulic
  2. Panelist
    Alberto Mendoza
    Director of Zacatecas Mining Cluster
  3. Panelist
    Alberto Orozco
    President of the Sonora Mining Cluster
  4. Panelist
    Alfredo Philips
    President of the Guerrero Mining Cluster

The mining industry's value chain is a key area of opportunity for Mexican companies, and none more so than operators, who are among the top stakeholders. Ultimately, the success of mine operations is based on the strength of its supply chain. In this scenario, service providers and industry clusters are focusing on streaming supply chains to make the links of innovation, investment in new technologies and the professionalization of customer service stronger. This panel addresses the best practices to strengthen Mexican mining's supply chain and foster its competitiveness.

11:30
THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MINING
  1. Speaker
    Guido Mangieri
    Director of IIoT, Plantweb and Digital Transformation at Emerson

Rising productivity, efficiency and ore grade levels are the central goals for mine operators. To achieve it, the digital transformation has promised to revolutionize the industry, but the path to becoming a digital miner is often not so clear. An expert technology company addresses the key steps to ease the transition into the digital world.

11:45
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
12:15
OPEN-SOURCED DATA: THE INDUSTRY'S NEXT FRONTIER
  1. Moderator
    Cindy Collins
    Founder of Mining Technology Partners and CTO of Geosite
  2. Panelist
    Antoine Caté
    Structural Geology Consultant at SRK Toronto
  3. Panelist
    Danté Águilar
    Founder and Director of Geotech and Exploration Support
  4. Panelist
    Lynda Bloom
    President of Analytical Solutions
  5. Panelist
    Ben Pullinger
    Senior VP of Geology at Excellon Resources

Big data and IoT, Internet of things are becoming a part of a daily life in mines across the globe. With sensor-based information, field based instrumentation, artificial intelligence and growing demands to find ore deposits in an ever-shortering timeframe, the industry looks for better ways to operate and make decisions. 

13:15
NETWORKING LUNCH
14:45
CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN CAPITAL AND PROJECTS
  1. Moderator
    Sara Warden
    Senior Editorial Manager of Mexico Mining Review
  2. Panelist
    Carlos Silva
    Director General of Carrizal Mining
  3. Panelist
    Rob Peterman
    Vice President, Global Business Development at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
  4. Panelist
    Alfredo Tijerina
    Director of FIFOMI
  5. Panelist
    Javier Reyes
    Co-CEO of Accendo Banco

Playing in a capital-intensive industry with high risks, mining companies find often struggle to raise enough funds to develop their next major project. Developing bridges between the mining industry and the financial sector has become a rising priority. This panel will discuss strategies that the public and private sector are using to develop more financial opportunities for the Mexican mining industry nationally and internationally.

15:45
HUMAN CAPITAL AND ITS IMPACT ON MINERS
  1. Speaker
    Napoleón Gómez
    Senator of the Republic

In any industry when increasing productivity and efficiency and reducing costs, human capital is key. Thus, mining companies are increasingly looking for the best practices for the attraction, development and retention of the best talent. While human capital issues gain momentum, it is essential for competitive companies to understand how investing in talent is perhaps the most profitable practice for their operations.

16:15
Networking Cocktail

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.

Register today and join us on February 12, 2019

Our Networking Cocktails are a must for C-level professionals who want to expand their business, improve their contacts or who simply want to gain insights from other key stakeholders in their industry. By invitation only, these exclusive events provide enhanced networking and put you in front of the people and businesses that matter to you. Organized around specific topics and themes, our intimate Networking Cocktails are a value-added opportunity to discuss the latest trends and strategies impacting your sector.

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