Technology is future copper key

A CEO-studded keynote panel saw leaders of Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Antofagasta Minerals, Codelco and Collahuasi share their thoughts on the challenges the industry faces at the 16th CRU World Copper Conference in Santiago, Chile, this week.

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Collahuasi executive president Jorge Gómez says copper mining returns have fallen the past five years. Image: ABB

Daniel Malchuk, president operations of Minerals Americas for BHP Billiton, said the sector needed to start putting things in place to create suitable conditions for business 25 years into the future