, APRIL 13 2021 Arequipa will be the venue of the first Heading to PERUMIN decentralized event

This year, within the programmed activities for Heading to PERUMIN - Bicentennial Edition "Generating Prosperity for Peruvians", organized by the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP), several decentralized virtual conferences have been scheduled to be held in cities with an intense and important mining activity. In this sense, from April 27 – 29 the conference "South Mining Corridor: Challenges for the development of regions" will be held in the city of Arequipa.

According to the organization, Víctor Gobitz, president of IIMP, the mayor of Arequipa, Omar Candia Aguilar, and the Minister of Production, José Luis Chicoma will lead the inauguration.

Program

For the first day, Tuesday, April 27th, the conference "Impact of Mining in the Southern Regions" will be carried out by the director of the Center for Competitiveness and Development, Rudy Laguna; and a Round Table with success stories in community development from companies Southern Copper, Minsur and Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde.

On Wednesday 28th, the day will be divided into two parts. The first will address the topic "Regional Development" and will have the participation of METS Australia; the president of the Arequipa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jessica Rodríguez; and the Vice Minister of MYPE and Industry of the Ministry of Production, Juana Rosa Ana Balcázar Suárez. The second part will focus on sharing success stories related to mining canon and royalties, and will be developed by the director of Videnza Consultores, Milton Von Hesse.

For Thursday, April 29th, Dr. Roxana Barrantes, president of the Sustainable Development Commission, will comment on the role of mining in the country's development. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposals of Pedro Castillo (*) from Peru Libre party; and Keiko Fujimori (*) from Fuerza Popular, both candidates that will run for office in the upcoming second round of the presidential elections.

Finally, closing the conference "South Mining Corridor: Challenges for the development of regions" will be the president of PERUMIN 35 Mining Convention, Claudia Cooper; who will be accompanied by the regional governor of Apurímac, Baltazar Lantarón Núñez; the Minister of the Environment, Gabriel Quijandría Acosta (*); and the Minister of Energy and Mines, Jaime Gálvez Delgado.

 

(*) To be confirmed

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