The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources announced on Tuesday the 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 summit will be held under the patronage of King Salman. Commenting on the event, Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar AlKhorayef said: “We are putting mining and investment at the heart of the new Saudi economy … 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 Jan. 11-13 in Riyadh, invitations have been extended to the world’s key mining industry leaders, investors and influencers, and thought-provoking speakers.
“What sets the Future Minerals Summit apart and makes it compelling is the three dynamic regions that co-own the event and are open for business,” said Al-Khorayef. “The summit will provide a platform for governments from across the Middle East, Central Asia, and North and East Africa to come together to discuss investment opportunities and strategic partnerships with global investors with an interest in mining.
“Our ambition is to shape the future of mining by bringing together governments, the private sector, multilateral organizations and NGOs to find solutions and sustainable investment streams to support a dynamic, integrated mining sector in this part of the world and beyond,” concluded Al-Khorayef.