MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. March 26, 2012. Argentina Mining is pleased to announce that Votorantim, a Mining company of Brazilian origin which is among the ten most important zinc producers in the world and is the greatest nickel producer in Latin America, has confirmed its participation as Gold Sponsor at the 9th International Convention on Business Opportunities in Exploration, Geology and Mining, Argentina Mining 2012, which will take place September 4-6, 2012, in Salta Province.

“This is the second time that Votorantim participates in Argentina Mining Convention and is a significant sign of the interest of the company to support the development of the mining activity in the country. It is gratifying to see that this type of companies continue investing in Argentina”, indicated Paola Rojas, President of Argentina Mining.

Votorantim joins to the first line companies confirmed as sponsors at the 9th International Convention on Business Opportunities in Exploration, Geology and Mining, Argentina Mining 2012: MWH, silver Standard and Jose Cartellone (Platinum); ALS, Argentex and Acme (Gold); Deloitte and Ausenco Vector (Silver); Energía Mineral, Infomine, Metallum, Manpower and Paul Rizzo (Bronze) and Panedile (Business Center Sponsor).

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 visit

About Votorantim Metais:

Votorantim Metais is a private company from the Votorantim Group, dedicated to zinc and nickel production in Latin America, and also to the manufacture of long steels in Brazil. VM is one of the five biggest world producers of zinc, the biggest manufacturer of electrolytic nickel in Latin America and the Brazilian leader in the production of primary aluminum as well. The company is formed by eight industrial units and  by own mines, located in São Paulo, Río de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Goiás, and in Lima, Peru. For further information, please visit: