SQM to attend Exponor 2024 with business center

SQM to attend Exponor 2024 with business center


In addition, visits to Coya Sur and the Carmen Chemical Plant will be available for exhibitors and visitors to learn about operational challenges in the field.

One of EXPONOR 2024’s strategic partners is SQM, a Chilean mining company based in northern Chile that provides solutions for human progress through its five lines of business: Specialty Plant Nutrition; Iodine and Derivatives; Lithium and Derivatives; Potassium and Solar Salts. Known for sustainable mining, it plays a leading role worldwide in each of these industries.

We are very pleased to be, once again, a strategic partner of EXPONOR 2024, which is the most important mining exhibition in the country and the region. We will have a stand with a plethora of information about SQM and everything we do,” said Pablo Altimiras, CEO of SQM’s Iodine and Plant Nutrition Division.

The company invites suppliers to visit SQM at EXPONOR 2024, which will be located at stand No. 21 in Outdoor Zone B, one of the largest mining business hubs at the exhibition, with 120 m2.

We look forward to welcoming colleagues, students, professionals, suppliers, everyone, to talk about what we do and tell them what the company is up to today. We are also going to participate in technical visits and, together with the Antofagasta Industrial Association, organize visits to our own sites in the Antofagasta Region, which is very interesting. I invite you to take the opportunity to visit us and experience EXPONOR 2024, because it is a tremendous opportunity not only to do business, but also to showcase Chile to the world,” Altimiras concluded.

Site visits: Coya Sur and Salar del Carmen

SQM will play a significant role at the 20th edition of EXPONOR, taking part in seminars, networking, technical visits and staffing a stand/business center, where executives and professionals from the supply and purchasing areas will be available to evaluate business opportunities with potential suppliers.

For SQM, EXPONOR is a very important showcase for our work, in all areas, in the Antofagasta Region. EXPONOR’s domestic and international exposure allows us to go deeper, connect and develop business opportunities and projects in the pipeline,” said Pablo Pisani, SQM’s Corporate Affairs Manager, for its Nitrates and Iodine Division.

On Wednesday, June 5, it will offer three site visits, one to Coya Sur to learn about solar salts and sodium and potassium nitrate, and two to Salar del Carmen, where lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide are produced. They last two and a half hours and space is limited. Due to high demand for the Coya Sur option, the Carmen Plant option opened up this week and still has spots available.

For SQM, “EXPONOR is also a very relevant opportunity to show what we are and what we do; one of the fundamental elements for us our female workforce, which accounts for 20% of our personnel, but also facing challenges to continue growing. We are making progress on labor inclusion issues, and sustainability in general. Today, as we engage with the territories in a sustainable and harmonious way, this is an opportunity that EXPONOR allows us to explore in depth,” said Pisani.

EXPONOR 2024 (June 3 to 6) is supported by its strategic partners Albemarle, Antofagasta Minerals, Capstone Copper, CODELCO, Escondida | BHP, GLENCORE, Minera El Abra, Pampa Norte | BHP, Pan American Silver, Sierra Gorda SCM and SQM, with the sponsorship of APRIMIN, the Chilean Mining Council, Generadoras de Chile, InvestChile, the ministries of Economy, Mining and Energy, the Antofagasta Regional Government, ProChile, SOFOFA and SONAMI, and its official media outlets are Minería Chilena, Reporte Minero, El Mercurio de Antofagasta and Timeline. Please sign up for a visit at: visitatecnica@exponor.cl.

EXPONOR 2024… Solutions for a sustainable industry.


Antofagasta, April 26, 2024.