RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) today released details of the program for the second edition of the Future Minerals Forum (FMF).

Scheduled to be held in Riyadh from January 10-12, 2023, the FMF will bring together mining industry leaders, including governments and business executives from around the world.

The forum, which will address the most relevant issues in the sector, will open on January 10 with the Ministerial Round Table, an event for high-level government delegations and non-governmental organizations. With more than 200 speakers, the topics to be addressed include the global perspectives and future of mining, the role of the sector in the energy transition and the contribution of mining to the development of societies

“Aware of the global challenges we face, we in Saudi Arabia are ready to harness our rich geological resources to provide a safe, reliable and responsible supply of minerals and metals to the world. We believe that, together with the rest of the region, we can be a key factor for a zero-carbon economy, while supporting sustainable development,” said His Excellency, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Mining Affairs, Khalid Al-Mudaifer.

“That is why we are bringing mining leaders together to convene, discuss and explore the new hub of metals and minerals that is emerging from Africa to West and Central Asia,” added Al-Mudaifer.

Among the long list of international speakers are Mike Henry, CEO of BHP; Andrew Liveris, president of Lucid Motors; Roy Harvey, Chairman and CEO of Alcoa; Joc O’Rourke, Chairman and CEO of Mosaic; Gerd Muller, CEO of UNIDO; Rohitesh Dhawan, President and CEO of ICMM; Robert Wilt, CEO of Ma’aden; Mark Bristow, President and CEO of Barrick Gold; Robert Friedland, Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines; Jeremy Weir, CEO of Trafigura; Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group; Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners; Evy Hambro, Head of Thematic and Sector Investments at BlackRock; Vivek Chaand Segal, Chairman and Co-Founder of Motherson Group; Sheila Khama, former CEO of De Beers Botswana; Marcello Spinelli, Executive Vice President of Vale’s Iron Ore; Florence Drummond, CEO of Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA); Iv├ín Arriagada, CEO of Antofagasta; and Donald Sadoway, MIT Professor of Materials Chemistry.

Confirmed sponsors of FMF 2023 include industry heavyweights such as Headstream Capital Partners LLP, ERG, Siemens and Barrick Gold.

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