As chair of the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress – IMPC 2014, I am very pleased to invite you to participate in this unique opportunity to meet with your mineral processing colleagues and friends from all over the world.
Chile has a long history in mining and is currently the largest copper-producing country in the world. Apart from copper, Chile is the world’s largest producer of lithium, a major producer of Iodine and gold, silver and molybdenum production is also on the rise. Education and research in the field of mining and mineral processing is offered at all the major universities. The majority of leading mining companies, engineering firms and equipment suppliers are present in Chile.
Expectations for total investment in the mining industry for the next ten years are close to USD 100 billion making Chile not only attractive due to current activity in mining, but also because of the large portfolio of projects occurring in the country.