Freeport in Peru: Twenty Years and Going Strong

  • 09 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Phoenix Country Club 2901 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014


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SCHEDULE: Cocktail Reception 6pm; Dinner 6:45-7:20pm; Program begins 7:30pm

Harry M. (Red) Conger is President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeport-McMoRan Americas and Africa Mining 

Talking Points Include:

  • Freeport-McMoRan has enjoyed a great period of prosperity in Peru since 1994
  • Great country to do business
  • Over the last 10 years, transformed Cerro Verde into a World Class mining operation.  Annual production increased from 200 million lbs. to 1 billion lbs.
  • More than 3,700 new direct employees hired in that period
  • Freeport-McMoRan has performed a variety of sustainable and social efforts in the area for the benefit of the company and the local people

Mr. Conger is responsible for management of the company’s North and South America copper mining operations, Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Climax Molybdenum Co. This includes nine mining operations in North America, two in South America, one in Africa and the associated downstream processing facilities. These operations employ more than 18,000 and have annual copper production of 3.6 billion pounds and annual molybdenum production of 70 million pounds.

Mr. Conger has 39 years of mining industry experience with Freeport-McMoRan and its predecessors and is considered a leader in safety, change management and production efficiency.

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