Saudi Arabia to Host Future Minerals Summit on Mining Investment in Middle East, N.Africa

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The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources announced on details of the inaugural Future Minerals Summit, the first-ever event to offer a “one-stop-shop” for investors, miners and other industry stakeholders interested in learning more about the mining potential of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North and East Africa.

The Future Minerals Summit will be held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

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“We are putting mining and investment at the heart of the new Saudi economy,” said Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Bandar Alkhorayef. “With an estimated $1.3 trillion mineral endowment, we are looking for investors and partners to work with us to continue to transform the Saudi mining industry in the years ahead.”

Scheduled to take place from January 11 to 13, 2022, in Riyadh, invitations have been extended to the world’s key mining industry leaders, investors and influencers, and engaging speakers.

The conference program is being built around four pillars: Defining a New Mining Hub – showcasing opportunities across the Middle East, Central Asia, and North and East Africa, Lands of Opportunity – outlining partnership opportunities across integrated value chains, Reimagining Mining – shining a spotlight on innovations that will support mining in the future and Mining’s Contribution to Society – highlighting the industry’s vital role in producing the inputs needed to create a circular carbon future, as well as attracting the workforce of the future.