Opinion Austral: Argentina Mining 2023: Santa Cruz will host the important international event of the mining sector
From June 14 to 16, the fifteenth edition of Argentina Mining, the premium international meeting of the Argentine mining sector, will take place in the province of Santa Cruz. This unique opportunity brings together leading industry leaders, offering a favorable space to establish business contacts, learn about the latest trends and updates on mining policies and laws, as well as explore projects and exploration plans.

The province of Santa Cruz has been chosen as the venue for the first time for this renowned event. The City of Río Gallegos is preparing to receive mining professionals, experts and businessmen, both national and international, in a purely mining environment.

The event is made up of two main aspects that promise to captivate attendees. In the first place, the traditional commercial exhibition will allow companies in the field to show their products and services through stands of different sizes, ranging from 7.5 m² to 30 m² in a central location. On the other hand, a varied program of technical conferences will be held, organized into thematic blocks, addressing challenges of Argentine mining, the environment, community relations, advanced mining projects, mines in operation and relevant legal aspects of the activity.

Some prominent entities and companies will participate in the event, including the Ministry of Production of Santa Cruz, Fomicruz Sociedad del Estado, YPF, Adrian Mercado, ALS Global, Banco Santa Cruz, Corescan, Group Pipe, Sophia Energy, SSServicios, Cerro Vanguardia - Anglogold Ashanti, HierroMad Austral, Max Capital, Unico Silver, Bluemoon Refining Group, BMO ideas well applied, Geomap Mining, Oil & Gas, Knight Piésold, McEwen Copper, MD Perforaciones, Mirasol Resources, Andes Exploration, Cruz del Sur, Cookins Alimentación Institutional, Eramet, Impulsa Mendoza, Abbate Office, Ortiz & Macaluzzo Abogados, Road Services, Dastec SRL, SPRAYTec SRL, CAPROMISA, Distribuidora Río SRL, Meridion del Plata, Brico Sur SA, Industrias GEO SA, Minesupplies SA, Tecnasig SRL, SKIWAY and GeoBauen SRL.

Argentina Mining not only focuses on the business aspect, but also shows a strong commitment to the communities where it operates. That is why the commercial exhibition, which will take place from June 14 to 16, will be open to the public free of charge, subject to accreditation. Pre-accreditation is recommended on the event's official website, argentinaminingonline.com, both for those who wish to visit the exhibition in person and for those who prefer to do so remotely, accessing the online platform. In this virtual environment, visitors will be able to explore the online catalog and learn more about the participating companies, as well as send inquiries to exhibitors and sponsors.

In addition, on June 16, starting at 2:30 p.m., the 2nd Meeting of Young Miners will take place, a free and open access event that will address relevant issues for the community in general and, especially, for the new generation of miners in the region. A special space has been reserved for students and teachers interested in participating.

Argentina Mining 2023 offers a unique platform to learn more about the mining potential of Santa Cruz. The province located in the Argentine Patagonia, stands out for its mining potential. It is the main producer of gold and silver in the country, leading the export of these minerals. Currently, six gold and silver mines are in production and one mine is in the closure stage. In addition, there are numerous prospecting and exploration projects in the metal field. The region also has limestone exploitation and cement production in Pico Truncado, a coal deposit in Río Turbio, clay, salt and aggregate mines. All this is possible thanks to a careful balance between public policies and international investment, making Santa Cruz a prominent mining destination.