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Explore abundant opportunities in Peru and Chile with TIQ’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) trade mission.

Join us in Peru from 11 to 20 September where we will visit and meet executives at the Cerro Verde and Toquepala mines sites, and meet Tier 1 mining companies in Lima including Rio Tinto, Buenaventura Mining Corporation, Southern Copper and others.

On the Chile leg of the mission, from 21 to 22 September, we will visit El Teniente Mine and meet with mining companies in Santiago including BHP Billiton, Codelco and Antofagasta Minerals.

The mission provides the flexibility for you to attend, at your own discretion, the Perumin-Extemin mining convention and trade show at Arequipa in Peru.


Click the button below to register for this event. Registrations close on 11 August 2017.

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The mission participation fee is A$1,985.00 per delegate. This fee covers meeting expenses, ground transport to and from mission activities, TIQ networking activities and mission materials.

Other delegate expenses such as airfares, non-mission surface transport, accommodation, travel insurance, food and entertainment will be at their own cost.

In addition to the A$1,985 mission participation fee, the costs below are estimated for internal airfares, accommodation, meals and logistics.

Hotel Hilton in Lima (10 and 11 September) – US$200
Airfare – Lima/Tacna/Arequipa/Lima – US$500
Hotel in Tacna (11 – 14 September) – US$220
Hotel in Arequipa (14 – 20 September) – US$1,500
Airfare – Lima/Santiago – US$250
Hotel in Santiago (20 – 22 September) – US$300
Food – US$1,000
Logistics (transportation) – US$1,000
Total estimated cost per person – US$4,970

About METS in Latin America

One of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ)’s core functions is to help Queensland companies grow their export business, with a strong focus on industries where Queensland has traditional and emerging strengths.

Latin America’s abundant natural resources present a wealth of opportunities for METS companies – Chile and Peru in particular

Chile’s mining industry generates high demand for imports, and in 2016, the global METS industry reported a total of US$4.2 billion in exports to Chile. New investment in Chile over the next 10 years

is estimated at US$80 billion. The most important projects are BHP Billiton’s expansion of its Spence mine, and the ramp up of Codelco’s Chuquicamata underground mine.

Global METS investment in Peru, which is the second largest producer of both copper and silver, the sixth largest global producer of gold and third largest recipient of foreign investment in mining projects throughout Latin America, is expected to reach US$56 billion by 2020.

Mission visits

Southern Copper – Toquepala

SCC is one of the largest integrated copper producers in the world, producing copper, molybdenum, zinc, lead, coal and silver. All their mining, smelting and refining operations are located in Peru and Mexico and they conduct exploration activities in these countries and in Chile. Since 1996, their common shares have been listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Lima Stock Exchange. Their operations in Toquepala consist of an open-pit mine and a concentrator. Southern Copper also refines copper at the ESDE plant through a leaching process. Toquepala is located in the south of Peru, around 870km from Lima. The ESDE plant has a capacity of 56,000 tn per year of grade A copper cathodes.

Freeport McMorran – Cerro Verde

Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex located approximately 32km southwest of Arequipa, Peru. Cerro Verde’s operation includes a 120,000 mtd concentrator and solution extraction/electrowinning (SX/EW) leaching facility. Leach copper production is derived from a 39,000 mtd crushed leach facility and a run-of-mine leach system. The leaching operation has a capacity of approximately 200 million pounds of copper per year.

Codelco – El Teniente

Codelco is the world’s main copper producer, controlling around 10% of the global reserves of this metal. The name Codelco represents the Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile, an autonomous company owned by the Chilean State whose main business is the exploration, development and exploitation of copper mineral resources and byproducts, their processing to refined copper and commercialization. El Teniente is the world’s largest underground copper mine. It has operated since 1904 and has more than 2,400 kilometres of tunnels.

BHP Billiton – Escondida

Escondida mine is a leading producer of copper, located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Escondida is a copper porphyry deposit that also produces gold and silver. Its 2 open-cut pits feed two concentrator plants which use grinding and flotation technologies to produce copper concentrate, as well as two leaching operations (oxide and sulphide). Escondida celebrated 25 years of operation during FY2016, having processed more than 2 billion tonnes of ore through leaching (solvent extraction and electrowinning) and flotation.

TIQ official program

Peru leg 11 – 20 September 2017

11 September Lima, Peru

Meetings with:

  • Rio Tinto
  • Buenaventura Mining Corp – Tia Maria Project
  • Southern Cooper
  • Grana Montero
12 – 13 September Tacna, Peru

  • Toquepala – mine site visit
14 – 15 September Arequipa, Peru

  • Cerro Verde – mine site visit
16 – 17 September Own arrangements

Optional participation – Perumin-Extemin 2017

18 – 19 September Visit Perumin-Extemin 2017

20 September Travel to Chile

Chile leg 21 – 22 September 2017

21 – 22 September Santiago / Rancagua

  • Mine site visit to El Teniente mine, Codelco
  • Meeting with Tier 1 mining companies including BHP project and procurement department, Codelco procurement department, Yamana project and procurement department and Antofagasta Minerals.
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More information

For enquiries please contact:
Donna Manungkalit-Smith
T: +61 7 3514 3019
E: donna.manungkalit-smith@tiq.qld.gov.au