15th World Copper Conference

04 - 06 April 2016 - Santiago, Chile56 days till this event

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ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.



Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the Sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, we have developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades for our customers in metals and mining industry. We also provide innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.


SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership and operation of infrastructure.  Over the last 50 years, SNC-Lavalin has completed mining & fertilizer projects worldwide, including some of the largest projects ever undertaken in the industry.  SNC-Lavalin can undertake every stage of project development, from scoping studies and metallurgical test work to detailed feasibility study and final design to construction and commissioning. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices in over 50 countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100 countries.  www.snclavalin.com/mining


Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies. Its portfolio of mining businesses spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals and minerals – copper, nickel, niobium and phosphates; and precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds.  The Copper business is engaged in the exploration, production and marketing of copper and molybdenum and has 6 operations in Chile: Los Broncos, El Soldado, Mantos Blancos, Mantoverde, the Chagres smelter and an interest in the Collahuasi mine; and it has Quellaveco project in peru. Besides this, it undertakes exploration in regions with the greatest potential in different parts of the world.


Hatch is an employee-owned, multidiscipliary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, inclusing consulting, engineering, process technology development, and project and construction management to the mining, metallurgical, energy and infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served customers for over 80 years and has project experience in over 150 countries around the world. With over 11,000 people in over 65 offices the firm has more than $35billion in projects currently under management.  


Bechtel stands apart for its ability to get the job done right-no matter how complex or remote. Since 1898, the company has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents.
With presence in Chile for more than 40 years, Bechtel's mining and metals business covers all aspects of project delivery-prefeasibility studies to direct hire construction. Its customers benefit from Bechtel's low cost concentrator plants that ramp-up to full production in an industry-leading average of less than four months.

The company helps its customers reduce capital intensity through applied technology and cost-competitive processes. This is done while maintaining the high quality and reliable plant performance standards for which Bechtel is known.

The company's expertise extends to building desalination plants, water pipelines, pumping stations, and transmission lines for mining projects.

Carlos Ruiz
Manager of Business Development - Global Copper

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) was established in April 2001 through the merger of two leading banks: The Sakura Bank, Limited, and The Sumitomo Bank, Limited. SMBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., (SMFG). SMBC’s competitive advantages include a strong customer base, the quick implementation of strategies, and an extensive lineup of financial products and services that leverage the expertise of strategic Group companies in specialized areas. SMBC, works together with other members of the Group to offer customers in the metals and mining sector highly sophisticated and comprehensive financial services. In May 2013 SMBC established its office in Santiago to further expand its business in Chile.

Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler is an industry leader in global mining solutions. For more than 60 years, we have been trusted to deliver some of the most logistically and technically challenging mining projects in the world. We are focused on delivering consistent value to customers with safety and integrity in all we do. Connect with our experts in geology and environmental consulting, mineral processing, project and construction management, operations support and mine closure. www.amecfw.com


The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. 82% of global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME totalling $15 trillion, 4 billion tonnes and 177 million lots in 2014. Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel billet and two regional aluminium alloy contracts. In December 2014, approximately 5.8 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in over 670 storage facilities in 15 countries across 37 locations globally.
The LME is a member of HKEx Group.


Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking, and venture capital through its group companies. The group has approximately 55,000 staff working in more than 890 offices inside and outside Japan, and total assets of $1.6 trillion (as of September 30, 2015). Under the umbrella of the Mizuho Financial Group holding company, the principal group companies include Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Securities and Mizuho Trust & Banking.

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