It will gather more than 400 companies in Salta to debate on the current situation and on Mining perspectives after the Exhibition of more than 40 local and international executives and Government representatives. 3000 people are expected to visit the convention.

The 9th edition of the Premium event on Mining in Argentina, International Convention on Business Opportunities in Exploration, Geology and Mining, “Argentina Mining 2012”, will take place September 4-6, 2012, in Salta Province. The convention will be at the Conventions Center from Salta, located at the entrance of the city on the road that leads to International Airport Martín Miguel de Güemes.

On the previous day –September 3- a Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry will take place in the Alejandro I Hotel, in Salta. It will be held during the Argentina Mining Convention, and organized by Argentina Mining, The National University of San Martín, National University of Salta, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and Latin America Body of Mining. The course is aimed to Senior Officials of Institutions and Companies, as well as to professionals and academicians linked to mining activities and education related to the sector.

Argentina Mining is the premium international meeting of the mining sector in our country and it takes place biennially since 1996. Mining conferences have taken place in South America since 1995, and Argentina Mining 2012 will be the ninth edition of this important event in our country. Previously, also Bolivia Mining 95, 99 and 2001 and Ecuador Mining 97 were held.

Argentina Mining is an excellent opportunity to establish business contacts; to promote mining properties; to offer products and services; to become informed on mining regulation and policies, as well as to be updated in the evolution of mining projects and exploration plans, everything in a fully focused mining environment, alongside its key players.

In this opportunity, Salta –one of the most important provinces concerning Mining- will be the venue for the convention. In this event, the main referents of the mining activity in Argentina will be present. An exhibition of more than 2500 m2 will be held, and more than 400 companies will be participating. It is an absolute record for events from the sector with the presence of mining companies, a show of drill cores and multiple opportunities for networking in the social program. More than 3000 people are expected to visit the convention.

The international Convention, Argentina Mining 2012 was declared of provincial interest by the Government of Salta, and was also declared of interest by the Honorable Chamber of Deputies from Salta.

The event will be addressed to executives from mining companies operating in Argentina or evaluating the region, as well as providers searching for business opportunities. More than 50% of the attendees hold management positions.

In keeping with tradition, the attraction of the event is its program. More than 40 executives and Government representatives will be part of the conference program that will include mining projects, currently active companies, CSR experiences –exploration and exploitation-, environment, Government policies, and legal and financial issues, among other topics. The key issues to understand the mining activity in Argentina will be provided. Some of the distinguished speakers at the Conference are: the Argentine Economist Tomás Bulat, Richard Richard Seville, CEO at Orocobre; Normand Champigny, from Donner Metals, Co-President of the CSR Committee at PDAC, Canadá; Guillermo Re Kühl, President at Alto Americas; Hans von Michaelis, President at Randol International Ltd.; Greg Partington, Director at Kenex Pty Ltd. and Jan Boon, from Carleton University and member of the CSR Committee at PDAC- Canadá;

Blue-chip companies who have confirmed their presence as sponsors at the 9th International Convention on Business Opportunities in Exploration, Geology and Mining, Argentina Mining 2012, are: Orocobre (Diamond); Silver Standard, MWH, Cartellone and YPF (Platinum); AcmeLabs, ALS, Argentex, Votorantim, Mansfield, Alto Américas, Grupo AGV  and Vale(Gold); Pan American Silver Argentina and Urbino (Silver); Deloitte, Ausenco Vector, Randstad and Colque Exploraciones (Copper); Energía Mineral, Metallum, InfoMine, Paul Rizzo Associates Argentina and Manpower (Bronze) and Panedile (Business Center Sponsor). Besides, Minera Santa Cruz participates as Sponsor of the Second Contest for students of Mining-related careers.

About Argentina Mining:

Argentina Mining is an Events and Marketing firm focused on the Argentinean mining market, with offices in Mendoza and Salta. Its objectives are gathering the mining community in Argentina and providing a place to promote the activity in the world, developing business opportunities for its members. The company organizes the premium international event of the Argentinean mining sector, the Argentina Mining Convention, which takes place biennially in Argentina since 1996, and the Latin Exploration Conference, among others. Additionally, it provides advisory services in public relations and marketing and develops supplementary products. For further information please