Keynote Conference Day One - 20 September 2016

08:45 - 08:50

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER

08:50 - 09:00

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

PANAMA MINING INDUSTRY INVESTMENT MARKETPLACE TODAY

09:00 - 09:30

HOST ADDRESS: PANAMA MINING PROSPECTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Sr. Augusto Arosemena

Minister, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Panama

09:30 - 10:00

INVESTMENT ADDRESS: PROMOTING FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN PANAMA’S MINING, METALS AND QUARRYING INDUSTRIES

Alberto Aleman

Director, Panama Investment Promotion Agency

10:00 - 10:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR MINING IN LATIN AMERICA?

10:30 - 11:00

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

INVESTMENT CLIMATE FOR LATIN AMERICA

11:00 - 11:30

PRESENTATION: A RECOVERING CHINA AND NEW INVESTMENTS IN MINING IN THE LATAM COUNTRIES

Juan Tang

Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Minerals Inc, Canada

11:30 - 12:00

PRESENTATION: COLOMBIA: TAPPING NEW MINING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES – MINE PLANNING IN COLOMBIA, THE ROLLING OUT OF THE NEW NATIONAL MINING DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Sara C Cardenas Castillo

Director, Mine Planning, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Colombia

12:00 - 12:45

PANEL DISCUSSION:  EXAMINING THE GLOBAL MARKETS, ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN, METAL PRICES RECOVERY AND KEY EXPLORATION TRENDS AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES – WHAT’S THE IMPACT ON LATIN AMERICA MINING AND METAL PROCESSING SECTORS?

Sr. Augusto Arosemena

Minister, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Panama

Sara C Cardenas Castillo

Director, Mine Planning, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Colombia

Cristina Thomen

Secretary General, Mining and Petroleum Chamber of the Dominican Republic (CAMIPE)

Martin Valdes

Managing Director, Latin America, Resource Capital Funds, Chile

Juan Tang

Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Minerals Inc, Canada

12:45 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

PRESENTATION: NEW MINING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Cristina Thomen

Secretary General, Mining and Petroleum Chamber of the Dominican Republic (CAMIPE)

Board Member, Latin American Mining Organization (OLAMI)

Board Member, Mining Federation of Central American and the Caribbean (FMCC)

14:30 - 15:00

PRESENTATION: ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS INTO THE REGIONAL MINING INDUSTRY OF MEXICO AND SETTING AMBITIOUS TARGETS TO BECOME THE LEADER IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Reserved for Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI), Mexico

15:00 - 15:30

PRESENTATION: REVIEWING THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF FRENCH GUIANA AS A MINING INVESTMENT DESTINATION

Gauthier Horth

President, Federation of Guyana Mining Operators (FEDOMG), French Guiana

15:30 - 16:00

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

MINING IN CENTRAL AMERICA

16:00 - 16:30

PRESENTATION: MINING INDUSTRY IN CUBA – WHAT IS UNEXPLORED AND WHERE ARE THE RESOURCES? WHAT CAN MINERS AND INVESTORS EXPECT TO HAPPEN NEXT?

Alexis Gongora

Director of Mining, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Cuba

16:30 - 17:00

PRESENTATION: WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL FOR THE MINING AND METALS SECTOR IN GUYANA?

Senior Official, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

17:00 - 17:30

PRESENTATION: WHY SOME LATIN AMERICA MINING PROJECTS FAIL AND STALL? WHAT WORKS IN IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMS IN LATIN AMERICA MINING?

Gonzalo Rios

International & Latin America Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Advisor, previously with MAgnico Eagle Mines, Pan American Silver, Coeur Mining

17:30 - 18:00

PRESENTATION: JAMAICA - ENABLING MINING, INCLUDING OFFSHORE MINING, TO TAKE OFF

Omar Y Alcock

Senior Economist, Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, Jamaica (invited)

18:00 - 18:05

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