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:: AMIRA Official Opening in Santiago

On December 9th 2010 AMIRA International formally opened its Santiago office with the help of many of our membersí nominated representatives and friends.

This important event attended by the Ambassador of Australia in Santiago, Ms Virginia Greville and over 40 representatives from key mining companies including Antofagasta Minerals, Anglo Chile, BHP Billiton, Barrick, Codelco, Rio Tinto as well as many important research centres. Others present included supplier companies and the state agency CORFO. Attendees from AMIRA included Wayne Stange (Managing Director), Joe Cucuzza, Daniel Vertes, Jacqueline Russell and Juan Daniel Silva.

Three speeches were made to the attendants; firstly Pedro Morales, Innovation Manager from Codelco, representing the industry, secondly Prof. Fernando Concha from University of Concepcion representing the Research Centres and finally Wayne Stange from AMIRA International.

Before the celebration, Wayne Stange, Joe Cucuzza and Juan Daniel Silva met the representatives from Antofagasta Minerals, Mr Juan Carlos Salas, Anglo Chile, Mr Taaf Bachmann and Codelco, Mr Pedro Morales to present an initiative oriented toward creating a Technical Advisory Panel to support and coordinate the AMIRA activities in Chile.

Members are encouraged to drop in at any time to discuss their research needs with Juan Daniel. We can be found at:

San Sabastian 2812
Of. 414, Piso 4




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