CRU is delighted to announce the dates of its 13th World Copper Conference on the 7-9 April 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Santiago, Chile.
CRU’s 13th World Copper Conference during CESCO Week attracted over 600 leaders from the mining, financial and related industries. The conference offers unrivalled networking opportunities, insightful presentations and in-depth workshops.
Recent times have heralded massive amounts of uncertainty, from the Eurozone crisis, to the fiscal impasse in the US, to profound concerns about growth and business conditions in China. Ironically, this post-Lehman period was preceded by one of the most sustained periods of economic growth in history, in which the vagaries of boom and bust economics had seemingly been understood and controlled.
The commodities boom led to a raft of ambitious projects across a range of commodities placing great strain on the mining supply chain and leading to massive increases in costs. When the commodities super cycle finally did end the fragile economics of a number of large projects became evident. Mining companies acted swiftly with project rationalisations and widespread changes of leadership.
In many ways we are entering a period of greater stability and improvement in the global economy. Growth in China has exceeded expectations, a modest recovery seems to have taken hold in the US. Europe has reached an inflection point and is now showing signs of improvement in the core. Whilst these factors certainly point to an improving demand picture the real question affecting the market relates to the timing and impact of the
looming surplus in concentrates and refined copper.
The 13th World Copper Conference 2014 will undertake a deep analysis of the copper market and will offer delegates unrivalled insight. From the outlook for Chinese consumption, to the outlook for miners supply side strategy, to mission critical issues like cost control, resource nationalism, LME warehousing, the role of private equity, price, the outlook for concentrates and much more.
Thomas Keller, CEO,Codelco
Peter Beaven, President,Copper, BHP Billiton
Hennie Faul, Chief Executive Officer, Copper , Anglo American
Diego Hernández C., CEO,Antofagasta Minerals
Garry Jones, CEO,London Metal Exchange
Colin Hamilton, Head of Global Commodities Research,Macquarie Commodities Research,Macquarie Group Limited
Gustavo Lagos, Professor,Catholic University of Chile
Michael Lion, Chairman, Sims Metal Management Asia Ltd.
Robert Lind, Chief Economist, Anglo American
Reasons not to miss Copper 2014:
• Join over 600 of the industry’s top decision makers
• Hear the latest forecasts for the global economy and the copper market fundamentals
• Network with the world’s leading mining and financial executives
• Benefit from the high profile social functions associated with the event and CESCO Week
Don't miss this major annual networking event for the global copper industry
"Outstanding meeting showing off presentations backed by in-depth analysis and unique networking opportunities" Magne Patrice, Credit Agricole SA
"Concise, informative and attention grabbing presentations" Garry Martin, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd
"As always the Event was one of the best opportunities to know all news on copper market. It is really great to see all possibilities for this market there." Oscar Pezo, General Manager, NCF SAB
"As usual, a great conference, high level of participants." Sebastián Dibarrart Urzúa, Regional Customer Segment Manager, SANDVIK
"Outstanding quality of speakers and well organized conference in the epicenter of the Copper Industry. Allows you to form a view on supply and demand from the views from the main actors of the industry" Mauricio Lira, Valuation and Risk Leader, BHP Billiton
"Top level speakers in the conference makes it a must in Copper industry" Daniel Diez, Development Manager, Antofagasta Minerals
"WCC Santiago is the best place to be when the subject is Copper" Hector Javier Toletti Bergós, International Sales Manager, Caterpillar Servicios Ltda.
“No better opportunity for networking, keeping up to date on market trends, risks, and all you need to know." Jaime Soto, General Manager, MinePro