Peru will raise its hand at PDAC 2020, in Toronto, in front of investors to tell them that there are challenges in the country; but they are faced in the best way, with answers to issues such as social conflicts, obstacles for explorers and other issues such as corruption. This was stated by Carla Martínez, general manager of the Canada – Peru Chamber of Commerce.
The official said they expect to exceed the 400 people who will be part of the delegation attending the PDAC convention to be held from March 1 to 4, in the city of Toronto, Canada, epicenter of mining finance.
“One of the challenges that has been achieved is that this year we have an international Peru Day, with personalities that are world leaders in the sector and the closing of that day will be in charge of the Minister of Economy and Finance, María Antonieta Alva Luperdi, ”said the official in interview with ProActivo.
With an audience of around 50% by foreigners from Latin America and the world in general, the speakers are top notch. “We have two global mining companies: Anglo American in which Tom Mc Culley, CEO of Peru, will talk about why to invest in Peru, under the experience of Anglo American Quellaveco; and to Hudbay Minerals, whose CEO, Peter Kukielski, will detail how are the investments of such a large company globally, especially in Peru, and what other explorations they have in our country”, Martínez said.
She detailed that the social issue has also been included with the participation of the indigenous Jerry Asp, member of the Tahltan Nation, co-founder and Global CEO of the Indigenous Development Trust, an indigenous association of Canada, who will provide valuable experience.
She stressed that Peru Day will be “experiential” and that it has been improving year by year and being more demanding, so it is expected to have a robust Peru Day in content and number of attendees. “They will attend executives leaders of the sector, and government officials, is a group of leaders of the public-private sectors, with the indicator of a growth of participants from 15% to 20% year-on-year, so more than 400 are expected assistants”, she noted.
President of PDAC 2020, Félix Lee, will give the welcoming words of Peru Day.
Martínez revealed that Félix Lee, recently elected president of PDAC, assured with great pleasure his participation in Peru Day, offering the words of welcome, reflecting the great expectation by the Peruvian delegation.
He also recalled that Peru, the first sponsoring country of PDAC, remains in that condition accompanied by Canada and Brazil.
Other personalities in the PDAC 2020 event
Canadian Ambassadors Ralph Jansen have confirmed their attendance; as well as from Peru, Roberto Rodríguez Arnillas.
On the financial side, the giant S&P Market Intelligence will make a global mapping of the mining potential in Peru. And about political governance and corruption in Latin America – particularly in Peru – Peter G. Hall, vice president and chief economist of Export Development Canada (EDC) will be presenting.
The president of the Central Reserve Bank, Julio Velarde, who will provide the macroeconomic panorama of the country, also stands out among the speakers.
Announcements on the new mining regulations
In another block, within the framework of Peru Day, it will be discussed on the legal issues being analyzed by a committee of the Ministry of Energy and Mines. It will be the minister of the sector who will provide the scope and proposals of the new mining regulations. “It will be a first because I understand that the commission’s report will be delivered by the end of February,” Martínez said.
The meeting will also be attended by Riccardo Puliti, Global Director of Energy and Extractive Industries of the World Bank, and Ben Chalmers who is the VP of the Canadian Mining Association (MAC).
Strong support from government institutions
It is the first time that a PDAC will carry the country brand in all events. “It will not only be the social networking events, or knowledge management, but we will also contribute on what else Peru offers, in addition to mining,” he said.
In that sense, he said that, for the first time, this year you will be able to know through the Peruvian delegation PDAC 2020, about the gastronomic inputs and tourism that the country offers.
Also for this version of the mining convention in Toronto, the Chamber of Commerce Canada Peru, has incorporated the category of participation for micro and small businesses, with the aim of giving them the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being in a PDAC.