September 06, 2016



The CEO of Vale S.A., one of the biggest and most important companies currently operating in Brazil, Murilo Ferreira, will attend the 24th edition of the World Mining Congress. The event, which is being organized by the Brazilian Mining Association - IBRAM, will take place between the 18th and 21st October in the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and will be attended by important national and international players of the mineral sector.

Murilo Ferreira will take part in the opening ceremony and shortly after in a talk show format on "Mining in a World of Innovation: the miners of the future". In this conversation moderated by Gillian Davidson, Director of Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum, Ferreira will discuss the main strategies and challenges of modern mining with presidents of large Brazilian companies.


"Along with the positive macroeconomic impacts, in the case of Brazil, mining has also consolidated itself as a driver of social development, above all, due to its promotion of multiple other economic activities, thus contributing to the expansion of various productive chains and, therefore, to the creation of jobs and income", highlights Murilo, emphasising the importance of discussing mining in the modern day context. "It's important to remember that, in those municipalities where mining companies operate, the Human Development Index (HDI) has been higher than that of their respective states and often surpasses that of non-productive municipalities", he adds.


Ferreira underlines the importance of IBRAM's role in organizing the first Brazilian edition of one of the most traditional world mining events, the World Mining Congress. "Hosting the 24th edition of the World Mining Congress in Brazil and, more importantly, its organization by an entity the quality of IBRAM, is an important milestone and an excellent opportunity for the sector to exchange ideas, discuss, reflect, and identify stimuli and feasible ways forward at a moment in which we need to face the end of the ore super-cycle.", he states. "The congress theme - 'Mining in a World of Innovation' - could not be more appropriate and I'm certain that, following the conclusion of the congress, promising courses of action will be mapped out to strengthen the world mining industry", he finishes.




The World Mining Congress 2016 is, as of writing, sponsored by the mining companies Vale (Diamond), Votorantim Metais (Diamond), Sinferbase (Diamond), CBMM (Silver), Anglo American (Bronze), Hydro (Bronze), Kinross (Bronze), Anglo Gold Ashanti (Special) and Gerdau (Steel).




Partnerships with various entities, institutions, associations, and media channels contribute to the success of the 24th edition of the World Mining Congress. The event shall receive special support from Associação Nacional das Entidades de Produtores de Agregados para Construção (Anepac), Global Business Reports (GBR), and institutional support from Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT), Associação Paulista de Engenheiros de Minas (APEMI), Associação Baiana de Engenheiro de Minas (ABEM), Bauma, Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento (BNDES), Centro Tecnológico Mineral (CETEM), Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas (CEULP/ULBRA), Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), CRU Group, Departamento de Engenharia de Minas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (DEMIN/UFMG), Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS), Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Santa Catarina (FIESC), Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Minas Gerais (FIEMG), Flogen Technologies Inc., Gecamin, Instituto Aço Brasil (IaBr),International Social Security Association (ISSA), Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Poli – USP), Sindicato da Indústria Mineral do Estado de Minas Gerais (Sindiextra), Sindicato Nacional da Indústria da Extração do Ferro e Metais Básicos (Sinferbase), Sindicato das Indústrias Minerais do Estado do Para (Simineral), TCS BRASIL 2016, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau (VRB), Secretaria de Geologia, Mineração e Transformação Mineral do Ministério de Minas e Energia, Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e Inovação e do Ministério de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI).


The WMC receives editorial support from: Areia e Brita, Access Africa, Argus Media, Revista Amazônia, Brasil Business Review, Brasil Mineral, Brasil Mining Site, CIM Magazine, Construtores em Revista, Eae Máquinas, Engineering and Mining Journal (E&MJ), El Inversor, Equipo Minero, Horizonte Minero,InfoMine, In The Mine, Madencilik Turkiye, Midia Truck Brasil, Revista Mineração e Sustentabilidade, Minería, Minérios & Minerales, Mining Engineering, Mining Global, Mining Turkey, Nueva Minería y Energía, Notícias de Mineração Brasil, Panorama Minero, Rocas y Minerales, Steel Technology, Revista M&T, Tracbel Magazine, World Coal and WDM Group.


The WMC also has two commercial partners: Indus Exposium and AMP - Canada.




World Mining Congress (WMC 2016)
Date: 18th to 21st October 2016
Location: SulAmérica Conventions Centre - Rio de Janeiro (RJ)


Source: IBRAM - Profissionais do Texto


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