The main event of Heading to PERUMIN - Bicentennial Edition, organized by the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP), which brought together more than 50 national and international speakers to address the main challenges of the Peruvian mining industry, was successfully concluded.
The closing day was attended by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Pedro Francke, and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia, as representatives of the Peruvian government, who also participated in the "Mining and Development" block.
Also present were Claudia Cooper, president of PERUMIN 35; Angela Grossheim, former Minister of Energy and Mines; Jimena Sologuren, president of PERUMIN Inspira; Pamela Antonioli, general manager of the Peru Mining Innovation Hub; and Roberto Maldonado, vice president of the IIMP.
The president of the IIMP, Víctor Gobitz, highlighted that this event has been an important space to reflect on mining, learn about successful practices of sustainable development in the world and to offer ideas and proposals so that our mining has an increasing impact in the development of our communities and on the well-being of the entire population.
"We call on the various actors involved with the development of Peru to commit to modern and responsible mining, through a clear and sustainable mining policy for our industry. Let us see in it an ally to reduce poverty and eliminate the various social gaps that persist in the country," he said in his closing speech.
The head of the IIMP indicated that today, when Peru is still immersed in a crisis situation generated by the pandemic, it is more necessary than ever to reach consensus through dialogue between the different actors in order to take advantage of the opportunities that our mining offers for moving forward.
"It is up to us to create the conditions so that our mineral wealth, highly valued today in the international market, is put to good use for the benefit of all," he said.
For his part, Miguel Cardozo, president of Heading to PERUMIN, commented that the most important thing to be drawn from all the presentations and discussions at the event is the broad consensus regarding mining as an essential activity for the development of the country and the Peruvian people.
"This consensus must also be oriented to the need to create a competitive and sustainable country that allows continuing investment in competitive and sustainable mining, in a context of global economic growth, with high metal prices that reflect the technological effort to control climate change, develop clean energies and generalize the use of electric vehicles", he said.
Heading to PERUMIN is an initiative of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP) and the Executive Committee of PERUMIN 35. It is the prelude to the 35th edition of the traditional Mining Convention, which will take place in 2022. Its main event was held from September 20 to 24, under the slogan "Competitive and sustainable proposals for the development of Peru."