In the recent edition of the Mining Thursday meetings, the Organizing Committee of PERUMIN confirmed that the Mining Convention will take place on-site, in its usual venue of the Cerro Juli Convention Center, located in the city of Arequipa, from the 26th to the 30th of September, 2022, after two years of absence.
PERUMIN will celebrate its 35th edition under the slogan “Building together a greater Peru”, and honoring this slogan, it will organize central activities to recognize the effort of the leading actors that promote the transformation of the mining industry and the social and economic development of the surrounding communities.
One of these activities will be the Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Forum – TIS Forum, which is a program for the exchange of knowledge and technical training, that will showcase technical research works focused on eight crucial areas of the mining sector.
In this regard, Engineer Roberto Maldonado, President of the TIS Forum, explained that this meeting will have four exhibition halls for the exhibition of more than 100 technical works, which will compete for the National Mining Award, the maximum award granted by the Organizing Committee and the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers.
“Added to the above, round tables and keynote conferences will be held on aspects involving operational, economic, legal, tax, environmental, water management and other topics of great relevance in the mining industry”, he said.
Another of the central activities will be PERUMIN Hub, the main open innovation program in the sector, aimed at finding solutions for the great challenges faced by the mining sector through collaborative innovation, focused on three pillars: environment and sustainability, water resources and mining 4.0.
“PERUMIN Hub is designed to attract innovative and technological solutions or shared value model solutions in advanced stages, that is, ready to be validated on the field or which have been recently implemented”, explained its president, Roberto Maldonado.
This meeting between innovators and mining companies will have a broad network of national and international allies, who will optimize the program, amplify the dissemination in their ecosystems and contribute to the program and its results.
In this regard, Eng. Maldonado recalled that the 2021 PERUMIN Hub had the participation of 18 mining companies and more than 40 allies and achieved the connection of 22 initiatives, with at least one mining company interested.
In turn, Jimena Sologuren, President of PERUMIN Inspires, commented that this activity will recognize social undertakings with impact on the bridging of social and economic gaps in the population of the Peruvian Andes.
“This award is fostered by the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers, in alliance with the Engineers Professional Board (CIP) GIAR and managed by Kunan, the Peruvian platform that seeks to promote the ecosystem of the social and environmental undertaking”, he commented.
He, thus, specified that social undertakings must focus on four Sustainable Development Goals: zero hunger, health and well-being, clean water and sanitation and dignified employment and economic growth.
The winning undertakings will receive technical assistance to promote the development of the undertaking, a seed capital to face the needs of their business, the promotion and articulation with the private sector and its dissemination among the participants in PERUMIN and the external public.