Organizers
A note of thanks from the Executive Committee

A note of thanks from the Executive Committee

The 4th International Congress on Planning for Mine Closure, Planning for Closure 2022 Executive Committee thanks the participation of more than 260 delegates from 17 countries who attended Planning for Closure 2022, held from May 10 to 13 on a virtual format.
On this occasion, +50 presentations related to the developments, strategies and tools that allow the integration of mining planning from the initial stage of a project and throughout the life of a mine.
In this opportunity, 57 lectures related to the Geological Sciences and Mine Planning.

We are particularly grateful to:
• BHP, proud Main Sponsor of the Congress;
• The authors, for their invaluable technical contributions and willingness to share their knowledge and experiences;
• The Directing Members of the Organizing Committee, especially to the Chair of the Congress, Kim Ferguson, for her great contribution and enthusiasm;
• The Technical Committee, for their collaboration to the revision of papers;
• The Advisory Committee, for their contribution to promote the conference;
• The co-organizing institutions: Centro de Minería, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; and SMI-ICE-Chile.
• The sponsors, for their generous support;
• Media partners, for their support in the dissemination of the conference and for the delivery of updated information to the public in a timely manner.

And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all participants for their contribution to the technical discussion of presented works, which contributed to the success of the 4th version of Planning for Closure.

Executive Committee
Planning for Closure 2022

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Committees
PLANNING FOR CLOSURE 2022

The Organizing, Advisory and Technical committees support the promotion of the seminar. Likewise, they support by determining the technical focus of the seminar program. The technical committee reviews the written works that are received, establishing the highest technical quality. All committee members have a special discount on registrations.

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Kim Ferguson
Chair
Global Practice Lead - Closure, BHP, Australia
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Jo Heyes
Chair 2020
Global Practice Lead, BHP, Australia
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Juan Palma
Co-Organizer
Academic, Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Valparaso, Chile
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Douglas Aitken
Co-Organizer
General Manager, SMI-ICE-Chile
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Jacques Wiertz
Program Director
Associate Professor, Universidad de Chile
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Carlos Barahona
Executive Director
General Manager, Gecamin, Chile
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Rodrigo Reyes
Coordinator
International Conferences Coordinator, Gecamin, Chile
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Linda Wrong
Directing Member
Global General Manager Corporate Environment, Glencore, Switzerland
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Carleigh Whitman
Directing Member
Director, Environment, Teck Resources, Canada
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Eva Tobar
Directing Member
Permit Manager, Lundin Mining, Chile
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Fabiola Sifuentes
Directing Member
Environmental Planning Manager, Antamina, Peru
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Angélica Cabrera
Directing Member
Director of Environment and HSEC Systems, Teck Resources, Chile
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Thomas Calhoun
Directing Member
Director Closure-Reclamation Planning, Freeport-McMoRan, USA
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Pablo Pisani
Directing Member
Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
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Eduardo Sanzana
Directing Member
Corporate Mine Closure Director, Codelco, Chile
Planning for Closure 2020 Statistics
Participants Mining Companies
107
Represented Countries
20