Mining companies are invited to take part in this two-day mission. Day 1 is the group presentation and Q&A session where Chilean Copper Mines, in-country distributors and local mining companies will present their plans, priorities and procurement processes. On Day 2 participating companies will have an opportunity for private pre-arranged 1:1 meetings with Chilean buyers and decision-makers who are looking for their products & services. 

Why Mining in Chile?

  • Chile is the world’s number one producer of copper, iodine and rhenium; the number two producer of molybdenum and lithium; three of boron; and four of silver. 
  • Industry projections indicate that between 2017 and 2024, investments by the private and public sector will be in the range of $25–30 billion, and U.S. exporters will remain an important supplier of quality products to Chilean importers. 
  • The mining sector accounts for approximately 10% of Chile’s GDP. Copper alone represents about 50% of Chile’s total exports, and the industry also demands imports for key inputs for copper extraction, such as fuel, heavy equipment, and various technologies used in the mining process. 
  • Copper production is forecast to increase 13.9% by 2028, as compared to 2017 extraction levels. However, such forecasts are contingent upon key expansion projects and technology advancements in Northern Chile. Chile's mining project pipeline remains robust, particularly for milling and leaching projects. Increased forecast growth has revived some projects, as investors reconsider expansion and development initiatives previously thought to be untenable.  
  • Another of the key aspects for the future of the mining industry has to do with the traceability of the ore, and here the energies involved in the various sites will play an important role. "Chilean mining has taken this issue very seriously and I think that when one gathers the information through Cochilco -which is the advisory body of the Ministry- one realizes that by 2025 50% of the mining supply will be with renewable energies. This is a huge step, it's a tremendous step because until recently 100% of the energy supplied by mining (which in turn consumes about 30% of the country's energy) came from carbon-generated energy, with diesel. This is extraordinarily important because we are talking about the origin of how minerals are produced in the country, which is an increasingly important issue," says the Chilean Mining Minister, Baldo Prokurica.
  • The budget for mining exploration in Chile during 2019 reached US$ 653.5 million, that is, US$ 77 million more than in 2018, which places it in fourth place in the world in this field with a 7% share in 2019. In turn, Chile is the main destination for copper exploration, whose budget reached US$ 497 million last year. According to a report prepared by the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco), in 2019 Chile produced 5.79 million tons of copper, which places Chile as the world leader in the total production of the red metal with a participation of 28%.


Step-by-step Session Format

The overall program is composed of five component segments that take place over the course of up to three weeks.

1- Upon registration and acceptance into the program all program participants will be provided briefing materials to assure a common foundation and up-to-date summary of current market conditions. 

2- In advance of the live interactive online event each company’s profile including product information, web links and video messaging (if provided) will be circulated to the panel of foreign presenters / participants. 

3- Group Session(s): Presentations by vetted buying authorities who have expressed interest in the products and services provided by the delegation. Each presentation culminates in Q&A opportunities for the delegates. 

4- B2B Meetings: With the information provided by each delegate, we request that our presenter(s) recommend a specific individual/office with relevant interest and management responsibility to meet with the delegates one-on-one. Depending on availability, the meetings may take place on the same day as the group discussions or may be scheduled for a later, mutually-agreed, time and date.


Participation Benefits

·    Access into the combined global connections of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Kallman Worldwide

·    Gather firsthand action-oriented market intelligence, and stay a step ahead of your competitors

·    Learn how and where to focus your export sales and marketing efforts

·    Be introduced to sources of ongoing advice /assistance / representation in the markets with the most potential for you

·    Receive pre-event briefing materials to lay a solid foundation and let you “hit the ground running” on game day

·    Promote your innovations and products by submitting a company description that will be shared with the content provider(s) in advance of the event

·    Experience greater personalized attention since there will be only 10-12 other companies per event, fostering an intimate experience and increased dialogue

·    Build on the discussions initiated during our introductory session with one-on-one conversations with interested buying authorities



$2,300 per company & Digital Trade Mission

Qualified Small Businesses are eligible for STEP reimbursement

Price includes Spanish/English translation of the Day 1 presentations and the Q&A's. Additional translation services (1 on 1 meetings, sales material translation and website translation) are offered on a fee basis.

Contact Claudia Caceres to discuss your needs and receive a quote. These services may be reimbursable through your state's STEP program.


Meet Your Team

Claudia Caceres

Claudia Caceres

Sales Account Executive 

I’ve worked for more than 12 years in organizing events. Now that I joined the Kallman team, I am happy to contribute with my experience to all the different challenges and following providing a customized service to customers.  

He trabajado por más de 12 años organizando eventos. Ahora que me integré al equipo de Kallman, estoy feliz de poder contribuir con mi experiencia en todos los desafíos que se presenten y seguir otorgando un servicio personalizado a los clientes.

Joan Williams

Joan Williams

Deputy Director


I lead a team of elite industry specialists who maximize U.S. exhibitors’ face-to-face efforts at the world’s top trade shows.

Lillian Tyrrell

Lead Project Coordinator


I am always happy to help and learn new things. If you need me, I will usually be at my desk dancing.

Rob French

Sales Account Executive