The Sonora International Mining Congress was created in 1995 in Hermosillo, Mexico, as a local event to highlight new services and developments within the regional mining companies. Over the years, the prestige of the event has grown and has become the ideal setting to draw the attention of potential national and international clients. The congress is one of the five most outstanding mining events in North America. It is the second largest in Mexico and the largest in Hermosillo. Attending the event offers companies a great opportunity to expand their networks and establish relationships with different people in the mining industry.

This year, the congress was held from October 18 to 22 at the Expo Forum convention center, with more than 15,000 attendees, including over 3,000 visitors from all over the Mexican Republic and around 350 international visitors from countries such as the United States, Canada, China, and others.

Allnorth Ingénieria was a sponsor of the conference’s annual golf tournament, held on October 18th, with selected invitees from several companies attending the congress. This event served as an icebreaker between the participants to give them the opportunity to network informally, while establishing and strengthening relationships.

The Allnorth team hosted participants at a stand at the 9th hole with refreshing drinks, providing various company directors a chance to grow their networks and discuss upcoming opportunities. The congress was attended by more than 225 national and international companies and provided excellent opportunities to identify potential future clients for Allnorth Ingénieria. With many of the participants being providers of equipment and services that will be of interest, the team also sought to build upon Allnorth’s list of potential suppliers. At the end of the week, Allnorth hosted an event with live music and typical local food, further strengthening working relationships and expansion opportunities in Mexico and Latin America.

About Sonora’s Place in the Mining Industry

Sonora is the largest regional contributor of mining and metallurgy in Mexico, with 34.2% of the country’s production, making it the national leader. According to the 2021 Annual Report of the Mexican Mining Chamber (Camimex), Sonora is responsible for the largest number of mining projects in the entire country. In all 26 Mexican states, there were 1,190 project opportunities, of which 267 (22.5%) are in Sonora. This state has been the main producer of copper in Mexico, with 81.1% of production at the national level, followed by Zacatecas with 8.3%, and San Luis Potosí with 4%. Sonora was also 2020’s national main gold producer, accounting for 29.8% of the country’s production. Mexico currently holds a spot in the top ten of the world’s 17 largest mineral producers.

About Allnorth Ingénieria

Allnorth officially opened the Hermosillo office in August 2022. Our experienced team with established roots in Mexico remains dedicated to serving existing clients and welcomes those who are new. Opening this office allows Allnorth to support this team and seek new project opportunities in Mexico, as well as Central and South America, and to showcase solutions we have co-created with clients since 1995 in North America and beyond.  Service highlights include “In-country” (Mexico) technical proficiency in resource assessment, mining, metallurgy, process engineering, detailed engineering, and EPCM logistical and procurement expertise that bypasses “supply chain struggles”; environmental permitting expertise that sensibly applies standards required by funding entities; cultural responsiveness that enables us to operate cooperatively with host communities; and, strategic alliances with contractors to supply skilled in-country manpower.

Thank you to Andres Navarro and Giovanni Colosio for their contributions to this article. To engage Andrés or Giovanni for help on your next project, please visit this page for contact information.


Andres Navarro is a Mining Engineer with seven years of experience in Mining Engineering working with Engineering companies. Andres graduated from the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico with a degree in Mining Engineering. He also finished his MBA with York St John University in York England in 2022. He is a dynamic professional with over seven years of industry experience working in Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Andres is a Mexican citizen with excellent exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and determination have allowed his successful development in the areas of mining engineering, project management, cost controls, human relations, business development, safety and planning.

Giovanni Colosio is an Industrial Engineer with extensive experience working as a Quality Engineer, and Production Supervisor. From 2015 to 2017, Giovanni successfully validated four manufacturing production lines that were being transferred from Mount Joy, PA (USA) to Hermosillo, Mexico. During this project, Giovanni prepared and maintained quality planning documents which included quality inspection plans, first article inspections, non-conforming material reports, and process and design deviations. Throughout Giovanni’s career, he has proven himself as an effective communicator and his determination have allowed his successful development in the areas of mining engineering, operations supervision, human relations, safety, and planning, while continuously learning and applying new skills to improve the success of his projects.



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