Arequipa, FEBRUARY 28 2022 PERUMIN 35 will animate the economy of Arequipa and will involve more than 400 local suppliers

PERUMIN 35th Mining Convention – Building together a greater Peru, will be held at the Cerro Juli Convention Center, in the city of Arequipa, from the 26th to the 30th of September 2022, confirming its return to its traditional format after two years of absence.

Julia Torreblanca, President of the Arequipa Committee, pointed out that the people living in the department have good perspectives about this important event, as it represents an undeferrable opportunity to discuss fundamental issues concerning mining and the social and economic progress of the country.

During her presentation at the Mining Thursday meeting, she explained that Arequipa takes up with optimism and commitment the responsibility to host once again this mining and commercial event of great magnitude and global scope, which will dynamize completely the economy of the region.

“PERUMIN has great convening power in the world, as it has been able to congregate 40,000 to 60,000 visitors from 26 countries in each of its editions held in the city of Arequipa”, she said.

She also informed that PERUMIN generates 500 technical job positions, it involves the participation of more than 400 local suppliers, uses the entire hotel offer of 18,000 beds, dynamizes tourism in the city and has a great impact on the economy of all the department.

“We are applying all the biosafety measures so that the visitors may enjoy each activity programmed under this solemn event that will place Arequipa once more under the spotlights of the national and global mining agenda”, added the renowned mining executive.


The strategic role of mining in the south

Ms. Torreblanca explained, as well, that the mining sector has a decisive presence in Arequipa and in all the regions of southern Peru, as it concentrates more than 50% of the domestic production of copper, thanks to the contributions of Cerro Verde, Southern Peru, Las Bambas, Antapaccay and Constancia.

She added that mining accounts for 90% of the exports of Arequipa and 30% of the department’s GDP, in addition to generating more than 60,000 direct, indirect and induced, owing to Cerro Verde.

“Mining also shows its commitment to all Peruvians when the country needs it the most. In this regard, we must recall that our industry provided its unconditional support in fighting the pandemic, by donating screening tests, oxygen bottles, and vaccination campaigns”, she commented.

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