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Tuesday, October 25 2022 - 18:57
Saudi Arabia to Convene Global Mining Sector at Second Future Minerals Forum in January 2023
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Future Minerals Forum will take place from January 10–12, 2023, in Riyadh 
and is expected to attract more than 9,000 participants

    Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) today 
announced initial details about the second Future Minerals Forum (FMF), which 
will take place from January 10-12, 2023 at the King Abdulaziz International 
Conference Center in Riyadh.

    FMF 2023 will gather global mining industry leaders, including governments 
and business executives from around the world, and provide a platform to 
discuss the future potential of mining in Africa, and West and Central Asia.

    Speaking about the event, His Excellency, the Minister of Industry and 
Mineral Resources Bandar Ibrahim Alkhorayef, said, "The Future Minerals Forum 
is a one-of-a-kind event for global mining leaders to convene, discuss and 
explore the new mining hub emerging from Africa to Western and Central Asia. 
With vast untapped mineral resources, these lands represent significant 
investment opportunities for those with the vision and capabilities to support 
the development of the global circular carbon economy and the transformation of 
the energy sector."

    FMF is expected to welcome more than 9,000 participants and 170 prominent 
international speakers, including government ministers, mining investment 
leaders and heads of major mining companies from more than 100 countries. On 
January 10, the Ministerial Roundtable will be attended by high-level 
government delegations and non-governmental organizations involved in the 
mining sector.

    On January 11 and 12, FMF will host numerous sessions, presentations and 
discussions on regional and international topics related to the sector. Among 
the issues on the agenda are:

    The global outlook and future of mining, regionally and worldwide
The sector's critical role in the energy transition
The contribution of mining to the development of societies
Mining opportunities in the Kingdom and the wider region that stretches from 
Africa to Western and Central Asia.
The event also will provide opportunities for attendees to explore how they can 
collaborate more closely to maximize the benefits of mining for sustainable 
economic development, the development of integrated value chains, technology, 
and sustainability.

    The first edition of FMF, held in January 2022, was attended by 
governments, international organizations, major mining companies, financial 
institutions, academics and researchers. Participants unanimously agreed on the 
importance of the region (Africa, West and Central Asia) in meeting global 
mineral demand thanks to its unique geology and significant reserves of 
high-demand mineral commodities. Moreover, attendees praised Saudi Arabia for 
its mining sector, agreeing that the nation has all the right ingredients to 
become a center of mining excellence, able to lead the development of the 
industry from Africa to West and Central Asia.


    Source: Future Minerals Forum