According to data from the government of Mexico, the mining-metallurgical sector in our country is among the top 10 producers of 16 different minerals; it ranks first in silver production worldwide. It is also the first destination for investment in mining exploration in Latin America and the fourth in the world.
Likewise, this industry contributes 4% of the National Gross Domestic Product, as it generates thousands of direct and indirect jobs throughout the nation. According to a report by the consulting firm Behre Dolbear, Mexico is the fifth country with the best environment for doing mining business.
All of this, together with Mexico’s abundant resources and infrastructure, make it the ideal location to celebrate the XXXIII International Mining Convention. It will take place, for the seventeenth time, at the Poliforum Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Guerrero, from October 22nd to 25th of this year.
The Association of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico (AIMMGM, by its acronym in Spanish) is leading the organization of this event, which expects to receive more than 15 thousand lecturers, engineers, and academics. It will be composed of technical and highly specialized conferences, networking, discussion panels, sports, and social events; art and painting exhibitions and much more, without forgetting, of course, the industrial exhibition, which will house about 1,000 stands. The International Mining Convention is held every two years, so all attendees are eager for it to begin.
Read this article in Spanish: El evento minero más importante del año
I am pleased to report that this year Energy & Commerce will serve as the Convention’s official media. We look forward to exceeding expectations and strengthening communication inside and outside the event. I would also like to extend special thanks to the AIMMGM, the attendees and participants, the inhabitants of Acapulco, Guerrero and, of course, Governor Héctor Antonio Astudillo Flores, for allowing us to celebrate this Convention, essential for the development of the mining sector in Mexico and the world.