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Feb 14, 2020


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Codelco Webinars – EDC


EDC has financed large international mining companies through our Connections Financing program, with the intent of facilitating introductions and engagement with Canadian exporters. This year, we are piloting a new initiative through the program: information sessions with top executives of our international clients, with the aim of equipping Canadian exporters with important information on our clients’ upcoming priorities, and insights on best practices for doing business with them. Last month, we had a team in Santiago recording interviews with two executives from Codelco; these webinars are set to be released on in the coming weeks (see details below), followed by a live Q&A at PDAC which will also be recorded and released. We anticipate these webinars will be of interest to a large group of Canadian companies and we’re hoping to share them with as many people as possible (both current and future exporters). To register for the webinars, participants simply need to click on the links below and create an account on if they do not have one already.

Session One – Mining for Success: Connecting with Codelco
Date & Time: Wed, February 19th, 2020 – 9:00-9:30 am EST
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Description: This interview with Codelco’s CIO and Director of Strategic Sourcing will cover a number of topics, including how developing business in Chile differs from other markets, what kind of materials/goods/services Codelco buys from Canada and business strategies that can be used to be successful with Codelco, amongst other topics.

Session Two – Be the solution: Moving ahead with Codelco
Date & Time: Wed, February 26th, 2020 – 9:00-9:30 am EST

Description:  This interview with Codelco’s CIO and Director of Strategic Sourcing will cover Codelco’s short-term and long-term objectives and areas of opportunity for Canadian sellers.

Session Three – Mining for Success: Live Q&A
Date & Time: Wed, March 18th, 2020 – 9:00-9:30 am EST
Link to be distributed in March

Description: This session will focus on addressing questions that viewers are able to submit through our webinar page, by means of a Q&A between EDC and Codelco’s CIO.