August 13, 2013



The Director of Environmental Affairs for the Brazilian Mining Association – IBRAM (, Rinaldo Mancin, presented in the morning of this Monday (12) an overview of the South American mining industry during the opening of the World Mining Congress 2013, in Montreal, Canada, where he represented the IBRAM's CEO, José Fernando Coura, who is also the president of the Brazilian Committee of the WMC.
The conference was attended by approximately 1,000 participants and began with the presentation of IBRAM, followed by the analysis of a map of the world's mineral resource distribution and Brazil's placement in relation to the other productive nations. "An interesting analysis carried out by the World Bank shows how the BRICs have emerged from the crossing of three determinant factors: they are countries with territories larger than three million square kilometers, populations above 140 million people and GDPs larger than US$ 900 billion. These are precisely the countries that have sustained the world's economic recovery after the 2008 financial crisis, for they have created opportunities in their own territories, especially through the expansion of middle-class, who started consuming mining assets and hence, certified the improvement in life quality conditions", Mancin states.
At the occasion, the global mining production cycle was also presented and the Latin American mining activity was analyzed in detail. "For the next five years, over US$ 220 billion in investments are planned just for the South American mining sector, especially due to the low regulatory and institutional risks, as well as to the opening of such countries to foreign investments in the sector", he pointed out.
Mancin also presented the best opportunities for investing in South America (Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Sanitation, Transportation, and Logistics) and the most significant needs of the farming sector, especially as for the dependence on external raw materials for fertilizer production. Besides, he pointed out the challenges which the mining sector has been going through, mostly concerning the constant needs of relevant geological information, human capital, the relationship with indigenous communities and traditional populations, water and energy management, corporative governance, and obtaining of environmental and social licenses.
The participants took advantage of the opportunity to find out more about the competitiveness and opportunities of the Brazilian mining sector, the exports and imports of each ore, and the outlook on investments from 2013 to 2016. At the end of the presentation, the Director invited the speakers to take part in EXPOSIBRAM 2013 and the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress. The two events are promoted by IBRAM and will be held from September 23 to 26 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. During the event, IBRAM reaffirmed its effort and commitment with the coordination of the next edition of WMC, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October 2016.


The full presentation can be accessed here


Rinaldo Mancin, Director of Environmental Affairs, IBRAM.


Jacek Skiba, General Secretary of the WMC Organizing Committee, Rinaldo Mancin, IBRAM's Director of Environmental Affairs, Josef Dubinski, President of WMC, and Ary Pedreira, Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs.


Source: IBRAM – Profissionais do Texto

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