MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. March 7th, 2011. Argentina Mining is pleased to announce the launch of the third edition Latin Exploration, International Conference on Exploration in Latin America, to be carried out on October 17 and 18 in Buenos Aires. The official launch event was held yesterday in Toronto, Canada, with a cocktail at the Sheraton Centre within the framework of PDAC, where the company participated in the Argentinean pavilion. More than 100 people attended the official launch event, among them argentinean authorities such as National Mining Secretary, Jorge Mayoral, the Mining MInister of San Juan, Felipe Saavedra, and Mining Secretary of Santa Cruz, Oscar Luis Vera. Executives from leading companies with interests in the region were also present: Minera IRL, Pan American Silver, Cornerstone, Grosso Group, Alder Resources, Guyana Frontier, Minera Andes, Lthium 1, Votorantim, Mansfield, Li3 Energy, Coro Mining, Exeter & Extorre, Yamana, Rugby Mining, Esperanza Resources, Goldcorp, Pachamama Resources and Patagonia Gold, to name a few. See the oficial launch video here >> Latin America, according to the last report of Metals Economics Group, receives 27% of the global investment in exploration. However, various barriers such as the availability of information in English, and the misunderstanding of regional peculiarities greatly obstruct access to information. As an answer to that need, Latin Exploration was born in 2009 to narrow the information gap and bring Latin American mining closer to its players. The conference program includes renowned speakers, among them, Eduardo Chaparro, from CEPAL, Callum Grant from Tetra Tech, and  Rubén Padilla, Talisker Exploration Services. Moreover, attendants are invited to a cocktail at the Canadian Embassy on the first day of the event. A new aspect of the 2011 edition will be the Project Exchange, an area designed to promote mining projects, which will enable Junior Mining Companies to contact new partners for JV, or to get offers to farm-out properties. This new feature will be really useful even for raising capital. Latin America is the ultimate exploration destination, with great geological potential, from base and precious metals to industrial minerals and energy metals. “During the two days of conferences at Latin Exploration, the attendants will become updated on the current status of exploration and the potential of selected projects from countries such as Chile, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil, among others; commodities and their outlook; financing exploration and risk assessment; CSR strategies; corporate experiences, and opportunities in mining in the region”, commented Paola Rojas, Manager of Argentina Mining, organizing company of Latin Exploration 2011. According to a recent poll, previous editions of Latin Exploration received a positive appraisal from its attendants based on the quality of the speakers, the information obtained, and the networking activities which help create a favorable atmosphere for generating real business opportunities. Latin Exploration already has the endorsement of the Embassies of Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and South Africa. The event is directed to Presidents, CEO, Vice-presidents and Exploration Managers of mining companies that are considering the region in their exploration strategies or those already installed; suppliers of exploration services, as well as financers, brokers and other professionals involved in the finance side of the mining business. For further information on Latin Exploration 2011, please visit About Argentina Mining: Argentina Mining is an Events and Marketing firm focused on the Argentinean mining market. 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 visit