PDAC kicks off in Toronto this weekend and on the first day there's an interesting looking conference scheduled that puts Bolivia in the spotlight. Here's the page, here's the overview presentation and here's the blurb below. If you're looking for an interesting sit-down on day one Sunday March 6th you could do much worse than this:
Mining in Bolivia
Bolivia, Ministry of Mining and the Embassy of the Plurinational State of
Sunday, March 6
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Canada, in coordination with the Ministry of Mines of Bolivia will participate in PDAC 2011 to demonstrate the mining potential offered by this historical mining country that boasts of mineral deposits in almost all its territory, most of which remains unexplored.
It should be emphasized that the Bolivian Political Constitution guarantees legal certainty and respect for private investment in this sector, which in turn has to conform to the current mining legislation in the context of having "Partners, not Bosses.”
At this juncture the government of Bolivia prioritizes the mining sector to establish itself as a pillar of the national economy, with diversified industrial development, from exploration to smelting or refining of minerals, complemented by processes of transformation, industrialization and commercialization, generating decent and stable employment, promoting sustainable development of communities in the mine areas that demonstrates that it is possible to have well functioning, technically advanced, environmentally sustainable and socially accepted mining.
The session will include:
2:55 - 3:00 Opening Remarks by the Ambassador of Bolivia to Canada, H.E Edgar Torrez M. 3:00 - 3:40 Presentation titled, Mining in Bolivia by the Deputy Minister of Mining Development and Metallurgical Production, H.E. Hector Cordoba E. For the Presentation Summary click here* 3:40- 4:00 Steve Busby,Chief Operating Officer of Pan American Silver Corp: A succesful experience of a mining company in Bolivia. 4:00 - 5:00 Questions & Answers
For the presentation summary click here
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel (613) 236-5730 ext 223
All are welcome. Registration is not required.