Country-Focused Workshop

A Critical Review of Mining Competitiveness in Chile

  • Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
  • September 14, 2023

A Critical Review of Mining Competitiveness in Chile 

At the Las Condes offices of Cariola Díez Pérez Cotapos in Santiago, Chile
Thursday, September 14, 2023   |   8:30 to 10:30 hrs.

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop and continental breakfast organized by Miguel Baeza and Gonzalo Grez and hosted by Cariola Díez Pérez Cotapos.

The energy transition from fossil fuels to low-emission technologies has increased the importance of a wide range of minerals and metals, presenting significant opportunities for economic development in countries rich in these resources, such as Chile. This window of opportunity occurs in a context where the Chilean institutional and mining industry is facing a trend of declining competitiveness, reducing the country's ability to seize these opportunities. Despite this diagnosis being widely acknowledged, the concept of competitiveness in the mining industry is largely absent from public priorities. In contrast, public discourse is characterized by a cultural dispute regarding the role of mining, where the vague concept of extractivism advocates for profound changes in economic and industrial policies, posing a challenge to those who believe in mining as a platform for development and emphasizing the industry's relevance.

The workshop and continental breakfast are only available to registered attendees and seating is limited to the first 35 people who register.