Programa preliminar      


June 18

08:00 a.m.




General Admission and Welcome Coffee




09:30 a.m. to

10:10 a.m.


Opening Ceremony


Lic. Franco Mignacco, President, 2019 Conference Lithium in South America

Eng. Rodolfo Micone, President, COFEMIN

Dr. Miguel Soler, Mining and Hydrocarbon Secretary, Jujuy Province

CPA  Juan Carlos Abud, Minister for Economic Development and Production, Jujuy Province

Dr. Julio Ríos Gómez, President, SEGEMAR

Lic. Agustín Campero,  Secretary for Science and Technology Articulation, National Administration

Lic. Mariano Lamothe, Mining Development Under Secretary, National Administration


10:10 a.m. to

10:40 a.m.


“Overview of Argentine Republic’s lithium industry: current situation and projects’ outlook”


CPA Daniel Jerez, Geologist,  National Director for Mining Promotion


Lic. Geol. Tay Such, Director of Mining Investment Project Analysis and Development, National Administration
Geol. Emilio Toledo, Under-Secretary for Mining Development, National Administration

Lic. Victor Delbuono, Coordinator, Sector Statistics and Economic Studies, National Administration Ministry of Production.
Eng. José Gómez, National Mining Value Chain Service



10:40 a.m. to

11:30 a.m.



“The evolving battery landscape – from mine to product”


Mr. Vivas Kumar, Battery supply chain specialist, Benchmark Minerals Intelligence



11:30 a.m. to

12:00  a.m.



“Current situation of lithium provinces and their progress in the competitive arena – Protocol of Good Practices for Lithium Exploration and Production in the lithium salars of Jujuy, Salta and Catamarca”


Dr. Miguel Soler, Mining and Hydrocarbon Secretary, Jujuy Province

Eng. Rodolfo Micone, Mining Secretary, Catamarca Province

Eng. Daniel Blasco, Mining Secretary, Salta Province



12:00 p.m. to

12:30 p.m. 


“Lithium market: Risks and opportunities for Argentina”

Victor Rodríguez, Main Consultant, CRU Group



12:30 p.m. to

02:00 p.m. 


Free time for lunch


02:00 p.m. to

02:20 p.m.


Innovation Panel: Lithium industry applied technologies


“Drying technologies in the lithium industry”

Eng. Sebastian Balut Repetto, Enercom



02:20 p.m. to

02:40 p.m.


“Lithium carbonate production at industrial scale by using lithium resins” Gary Zhang, Overseas Director, Sunresin
02:40 p.m. to

03:00 p.m.



“Value solutions to ensure operating continuity in lithium plants”
Eng, Felipe Cabrera, General Manager, Emerson


03:00 p.m. to

03:20 p.m.



“Cost reduction by technology improvement in lithium processing”   

Eng. Rodrigo Diaz Lizana, EPC Business Developer

Rockwell Automation



03:20 p.m. to

03:40 p.m.



Exploring For Lithium Salars Resources With Geophysical  Methods

Dr. Juan Pablo Ensinck,  Quantec Geoscience



03:40 p.m. to

 04:10 p.m.

Coffee Break

04:10 p.m. to

05:00 p.m.

Panel: “Legal considerations and communities”


Towards inclusive, participatory and representative approaches for sustainable lithium mineral resources management

Dr. María Sol Iriart, Alfaro Abogados  (Attorneys-at-Law)


“Experiences and challenges in Latin America: legal issues in the consulting process”.

Dr. Carlos Saravia Frias, Saravia Frias Abogados  (Attorneys-at-Law)



05:00 p.m. to

05:30 p.m.

“Olaroz: productiveness, quality and values”

Eng. Martín Pérez de Solay, Managing Director & CEO, Orocobre Limited


05:30 p.m. to

 06:30 p.m.



Panel: “How to attain technology developments and advances in Argentina?”


Moderator: Emily Hersh, Managing Partner, DCDB Group

-Eng. Carlos Galli,  Expert, formerly LSC Lithium

-Eng. María Inés Ulla, Mining Under-Secretary, Catamarca Province

-MBA. Daniel Jiménez, Expert, formerly SQM

-Dr. Álvaro Tesio, Investigator, CONICET, CIDMEJu

-Eng. Lucas Pizarro, Gasnor



June 19
09:00 a.m. to

 09:30 a.m.

“The Climate-Energy challenge. Lithium for climate actions and Environment”

Eng. José de Castro, COO, Integra Resources

09:30 a.m. to

10:00 a.m.

“Cauchari-Olaroz Project: Current status”
Eng. Gabriel Rubacha, CEO – Minera Exar
10:00 to

10:30 a.m.

“Price discovery and hedging in the lithium industry”

MM. Antonio Masiero, Business Development Analyst, London Metal Exchange

10:30 a.m. to

11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. to

11:50 a.m.



“The future of lithium”

MBA. Joe Lowry, “Mr.Lithium”, Global Lithium LLC


11:50 a.m. to

12:20 p.m.

“From Supervolcanoes to Salars: The Role of Volcanism in Forming the Largest Lithium Deposits in the World”
Ph.D. Tom Benson, Lead Global Exploration Geologist,  Lithium Americas Corp.
12:20 p.m. to

12:50 p.m. 


“Growth opportunities in the lithium value chain and China’s key role in its development”
Mr. Anthony Tse, Managing Director & CEO, Galaxy Lithium


12:50 a.m. to

02:30 p.m. 

Free time for lunch
02:30 p.m. to

03:00 p.m.

“Advantages of using renewable in lithium mining projects”

MBA. Iain Scarr, COO Millennial Lithium Corp.
Dr. Baltazar Sánchez, President, Ergy Solar S.R.L

03:00 p.m. to

 03:30 p.m.


“3Q: Argentina’s next lithium mine”
Dr. Tomás de Pablos, President, Liex S.A (Neo Lithium Corp.)


03:30 p.m. to

04:00 p.m.


“Cauchari JV Project: Jujuy’s new lithium producer”
Geól. Miguel Peral, Director, South American Salars, Advantage Lithium


04:00 p.m. to

04:30 p.m.


Coffee Break


04:30 p.m. to

05:00 p.m.


“Lithium mineralization controls in the Argentine Puna”
Dr. Martín Gozalvez, Geological-Mining Resource Directorate, SEGEMAR

05:00 p.m. to

05:30 p.m.


“A view of the Centenario Ratones project”

Eng. Daniel Chávez Díaz, CEO and VP, Eramine Sudamérica SA


05:30  p.m. to

06:00 p.m.


“JEMSE’s role in lithium development in Jujuy”

Eng. Carlos Oheler, President, Jujuy Energía y Minería Sociedad del Estado (JEMSE)