Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Presentation: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m...

Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center
Ave. Santa Maria 1742
Santiago
Chile
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2012 Latin American Cities Conferences: Santiago

Join us at our annual conference in Santiago on August 30, where experts will assess Chile's achievements in development.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Presentation: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m...

Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center
Ave. Santa Maria 1742
Santiago
Chile
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Live broadcast

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Esta conferencia será llevada acabo en español. Baje la agenda en español (PDF).

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Felipe Larraín, Minister of Finance of Chile
  • Carolina Schmidt, Minister Director, National Service for Women of Chile
  • Hernán de Solminihac, Minister of Mining of Chile
  • Mauricio Bustamante, Anchor, TVN
  • Susana Carey Claro, President, Supermercados de Chile, A.G.
  • Javier Giorgio, Vice President of Operations, AES Gener
  • Sebastián Claro Edwards, Advisor, Banco Central de Chile
  • Thomas Keller, President, CODELCO
  • Nelson Pizarro Contador, Vice President and CEO, SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile
  • Jonathan Pressdee, Vice President and Director of Mining, Black & Veatch
  • Melissa Sanderson, Vice President, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Jude Webber, Journalist, Financial Times

Event Information: Mercedes Laxague at mlaxague@as-coa.org or 1-212-277-8382.
Sponsorship: Ana Gilligan at agilligan@as-coa.org or 1-212-277-8364.
Press: Adriana La Rotta at alarotta@as-coa.org or 1-212-277-8384.

 

In collaboration with Cámara de Comercio de Santiago, Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Servicios y Turismo de Chile F.G.N., Columbia Global Center Santiago, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies - Harvard University, Endeavor Chile, Fundación Chile, Harvard Club de Chile, Jóvenes Líderes and SOFOFA.

Agenda

Esta conferencia será llevada acabo en español.
Baje la agenda en español (PDF)

8:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA

9:05 a.m. Felipe Larraín, Minister of Finance of Chile
                                           
9:20 a.m. Panel: Investment Opportunities and Innovative Steps Forward in Chile’s Mining Industry

In early March, the Chilean government increased its forecast for total investments in the mining sector through 2020 by 37 percent to $91.46 billion. Chile, the world’s biggest copper-producing nation, is expected to produce about 7.5 million tons of copper annually over the next eight years, which is an exponential increase from the 5.2 million tons produced in 2011. Yet how can Chile ensure this continued growth while promoting sustainability? How is Chile fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in the mining sector? How is Chile promoting mining exploration and development for small- and medium-sized companies? What are the environmental, water, and energy challenges in the mining industry? How is the country addressing those issues?

Keynote Opening Speaker: Hernán de Solminihac, Minister of Mines of Chile

  • Thomas Keller, President, CODELCO
  • Javier Giorgio, Vice President of Operations, AES Gener
  • Nelson Pizarro Contador, Vice President and CEO, SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile, Minera Caserones
  • Jonathan Pressdee, Vice President and Director of Mining, Black & Veatch
  • Panel Moderator: Jude Webber, Journalist, Financial Times

10:40 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. Panel: Women's Economic Empowerment: Key for Development

What are the implications of greater economic empowerment for women in Chile? How can gender equality contribute to sustainable economic growth and development? What concrete measures can be taken to close the economic gender gap and to improve women’s participation and opportunities in the country? What must business and government do to ensure that women are placed at the forefront of the regional and national development agenda?

Keynote Opening Speaker: Carolina Schmidt, Minister Director, National Service for Women of Chile

  • Susana Carey, President Supermercados de Chile A.G.
  • Melissa Sanderson, Vice President Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Panel Moderator: Mauricio Bustamante, Anchor, TVN

12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Sebastian Claro Edwards, Banco Central de Chile
 
12:20 p.m. Closing Remarks: Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA

Speakers

Mauricio Bustamante Postel is news editor and host of the news 24 hours on National Television of Chile (TVN). Mauricio also leads the weekly "The Sunday Interview" in TVN. He has interviewed over 600 people, including Hispanic leaders, economists, athletes and artists. Since...

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Susana Carey Claro
President, Supermercados de Chile, A.G.

Susana Carey Claro is the chief executive of the Chilean Association of Supermarkets (ASACH), chairman of the board of Correos de Chile and sits in the executive committee of SOFOFA. Susan was previously the executive director of Comunidad Mujer, an organization she still works...

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Sebastián Claro Edwards
Advisor, Banco Central de Chile

Sebastián Claro Edwards has been a member of the Central Bank of Chile since December 2007. His tenure will last for ten years. Sebastian is an associate professor at the Institute of Economics of the Catholic University of Chile, where he teaches international economics...

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Hernán de Solminihac Tampier
Minister of Mining of Chile

H.E. Hernán de Solminihac was appointed minister of Mining on July 18, 2011. He previously served as the minister of Public Works, a position he took March 11, 2010 when he was appointed by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera. Hernán has an extensive academic career as a...

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Javier Giorgio
Vice President of Operations, AES Gener

Javier Giorgio came to AES Gener in October, 2009 after extensive experience in the Latin American electricity sector. He began his career at Empresa de Servicio Eléctrico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (ESEBA, 1989-1997) until 1997 before joing AES. At AES Giorgio first served...

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Thomas Keller Lippold
President, CODELCO

Thomas Keller Lippold is the executive president of CODELCO since June 1st, 2012. Until then, Keller served as vice president of administration and finance at the same company. He worked for over ten years in various capacities in the Shell Group, where he held the position of...

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Felipe Larraín
Finance Minister, Chile

Felipe Larraín is the minister of finance of Chile. He held the same position during President Sebastián Piñera’s first administration between March 2010 and March 2014. Larraín was also vice president of Chile in February 2014. He has experience as an international consultant...

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Nelson Pizarro Contador
Vice President and CEO, SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile

Nelson Pizarro Contador is the Vice President of Minera Lumina Copper Chile SCM, and CEO of Caserones Mine. From 2003 to 2006, Nelson was the corporate vice president of CODELCO’s north division. Previously, Mr. Pizarro took over as vice president of Antofagasta Minerals and was...

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Jonathan Pressdee
Vice President and Director of Mining, Black & Veatch

Jonathan Pressdee is vice president and managing director of mining at Black & Veatch. He began his career in the UK, working in Research and Development solutions to improve drinking water quality due to chemical and biological contamination such as pesticides and...

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Melissa Sanderson
Vice President, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold

Melissa Sanderson is vice president for Africa at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, covering community relations. Sanderson was previously a political counselor at the United States’ Department of State, where she was a Political Officer and Charge d'Affairs at the US Embassy in...

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Carolina Schmidt
Environment Minister, Chile

Carolina Schmidt is currently the minister of the environment of Chile. From 2013 to 2014, she was the minister of education. Prior to that, she was the National Women’s Service minister, general manager at Capital magazine, counselor at Women's Community and president of the...

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Susan Segal
President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations...

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Jude Webber
Journalist, Financial Times

Jude Webber has been the Financial Time’s correspondent for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay for the last five years. Before that, she worked for fifteen years as a correspondent for Reuters news agency, with postings in London, Madrid, Dublin, Rome and Lima; and...

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