RIJAD, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) announced that the third edition of the Future Minerals Forum (FMF) will take place from 9-11 January 2024 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

FMF is an essential platform for the super-region, stretching from Africa to West and Central Asia, bringing together industry leaders, investors, policymakers and experts to collectively shape the future of the minerals sector.

Building on previous editions of FMF, the third edition will offer a deep dive into a broad spectrum of critical topics and issues facing the global minerals industry, including sustainability practices and standards, the development of green mineral value chains, and futures and investment attraction in the super-region, the integration of knowledge and technology in mining operations, and the role of the minerals sector in the development of local economies and societies.

“The third edition of FMF highlights the mining and minerals sector as a fundamental pillar in Vision 2030, playing a crucial role in the global shift towards clean energy. Our commitment to support the adoption of technology for environmentally conscious mining and encourage global progress in the minerals sector, especially within the super region. Recognizing the challenges of the sector, there is an urgent need to develop a roadmap and address the growing demand for critical minerals essential for the energy transition. It is imperative that we facilitate dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders to realize our ambitious energy transition goals,” said Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef.

The ministerial roundtable, which continues to serve as the cornerstone of the annual Forum, will take place on January 9 and will bring together global ministries of mining and other key stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, to deliberate on pressing issues facing the mining sector, setting the stage. for international cooperation and collaboration.

Substantial achievements from previous editions of the FMF include the signing of more than 60 agreements, including a major joint venture between Ma’aden and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). The joint venture became Manara Minerals and provides investment opportunities for mining assets globally, while ensuring strategic minerals essential to Saudi Arabia’s economic development and global supply chain resilience.

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