Argentina Mining 2016 reached 20 years and it was a success
SALTA, ARGENTINA. September 19, 2016. Argentina Mining 2016 undoubtedly showed how the mining sector in the country is receiving a broad investment interest after the change of government; Thousands of meetings and dozens of businesses can attest to the reactivation; An estimated total of more than 100 million dollars of businesses were materialized during the development of the event, and countless possibilities were opened.

The opening was attended by the Governor of Salta, Juan Manuel Urtubey, and the National Secretary of Mining, Daniel Meilán, who, among other national and provincial authorities, highlighted the new stage in Argentina in terms of investment, And in particular the province of Salta, which plans to have its first gold project in production in 2018, Lindero.

Lithium was the undisputed star, with a module dedicated especially to the subject, and under the auspices of Orocobre, Liex, Millennial Lithium, Latin Resources and International Lithium. Likewise, the rest of the players in the lithium space in Argentina attended, including Eramet and Lithium Power International, among others.

It had 30% more stands than the previous edition, 1,567 attendees, more than 400 companies - including 30 sponsors, more than 60 stands and 45 speakers - and international presence from 12 countries, including Canada, Australia, the United States, England , Chile, China, Peru, Brazil and Mexico.

As for the awards, Guillermo Pensado from Mexplort was distinguished as a leading professional geologist, Daniel Bosque from Mining Press, as outstanding professional from another discipline, Florencia Heredia, from HOLT Abogados as a Featured Woman in Mining, and Mansfield Minera from Fortuna Silver Mines, as Outstanding Company in Action of Corporate Social Responsibility. All of them show the great added value that the local professionals add to the various projects and the industry in general, and it is possible to emphasize, given the age of the winners, that the sector is renewed and is giving rise to professionals and young companies.

Argentina Mining 2016 was held between September 7 and 9, at the Salta Convention Center. The convention provided 3 days of conferences, exhibitions of mining projects, products and services, sample of witnesses to drilling, and dozens of meetings of business rounds. Within the social program, the traditional cocktail was held at the Sheraton Salta, Hotel Oficial, and at the convention center, the lunch of speakers and sponsors, sponsored by Austrade, Orocobre, Qantas, Synergy Resource Capital and Auka Resource Solutions.

"It was certainly comforting to see happy faces, handshakes and overall a positive mood; We believe this has been a relevant milestone and the industry will begin to grow, without doubt," said Nivaldo Rojas, President of Argentina Mining, organizers of the event.

After the event, the Business and Investment Forum was held in Buenos Aires, an initiative of the government of Mauricio Macri to promote investment in the country, which was attended by about 2,000 entrepreneurs of the highest level, among them Many focused on mining. To paraphrase the presentations of the National Mining Secretariat, in Argentina, the best is yet to come.
The twelfth edition of the event will be held again in Salta, in the same fantastic venue, from September 5 to 7, 2018.