Third Party Event

18 Sep 2013

Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the Colombian Mining & Energy Conference 2013 which will be held on 18 – 20 September, in Colombia. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,


Mining is one of the main economic activities in Colombia and the world. In an effort to continue building the country and providing valuable insight to the industry, the 10th version of the Colombian Mining & Energy Conference will be held in Santa Marta on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September. This event will bring together the most renowned national and international experts to discuss, among other topics, the mining code reform, strategies to attract foreign investment and make it sustainable in the long term and the necessary interaction between energy and mining projects infrastructure to achieve greater competitiveness.

The Hotel Irotama Resort Golf Marina Convention Center will again host this international conference considered one of the most important and representative in the mining and hydrocarbons sector not only for the high level of academic content but also for the profile and experience of the participants, which make this event an opportunity to generate business and large projects between industry members.

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Main Topics and Speakers:

Regulatory challenge to implement renewable energies and the impact on coal demand
German Castro Ferreira – Executive Director – Commission for Energy and Gas Regulatory – CREG – Colombia

New alternatives for energy generation, analysis of cases and results
Andrés Taboada – Ex Director of Energy at the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy – Adviser of Tribe Consulting Ltd.

Strengths and opportunities for anthracite markets in the world
J. Greg Driscoll – President & CEO – Blaschak Coal Corp – USA

Analysis of trends in infrastructure and port development to meet the needs of the sector
Robert West – Principal Strategist – Ports & Marine Terminals for US & Latin America – WorleyParsons – USA

Port infrastructure as a way to grow
María Conchita Méndez – Director Latin American Sales & Trade Development – Alabama State Port Authority – USA

Unconventional hydrocarbons, exploration and implications
Germán Arce Zapata – President – National Agency of Hydrocarbons ANH – Colombia

Events around the oil shale in the United States and the implications for Latin America
Jaime Brito – Vice President, Strategic Business Development Latin America – Argus Media – USA

Outlook and projection of the Colombian mining industry
María Constanza García – Director – National Mining Agency – ANM – Colombia

Environmental licenses, the big challenge for foreign investment
Luz Helena Sarmiento – Director – National Authority of Environmental Licenses – ANLA – Colombia

Much more than coal, the stage of mining in La Guajira
Danny Daniel López – Research Team – University of La Guajira

Thermoelectric plants: natural gas VS coal

  • Andrés Yabrudi – General Manager – GECELCA – Colombia
  • Luis Miguel Fernández – General Manager – TEBSA – Colombia

Field trip

  • Port of Drummond Ltd.

Those interested in attending or sponsoring may contact the following numbers: Colombia (571) 7433356 USA (954) 2710108 or email at and

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