The inaugural Future Minerals Summit (FMS), takes place between 11 to 13 January 2022 in Riyadh (KSA)


 With an estimated $1.3-trillion mineral endowment, the Kingdom are looking for investors and partners to transform the Saudi mining industry in the years ahead.

More about the event

The Future Minerals Summit is a great platform for regional and international mining companies to conduct business, provide you access to government leaders and senior figures from across the mining value chain, as well as those from multilateral and other organisations that influence this industry.

This high-level event will be attended by the most senior Saudi Ministers, around 20 Heads of State and more than 60 world-class speakers have been confirmed for the Summit, including mining, investment, technology, manufacturing and sustainability thought leaders. In addition to the range of global CEOs in attendance, from the Saudi side, the President and CEO of Saudi Aramco Engineer Amin Nasser and the CEO of the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) H.E Yousef Al Benyan will also be there.

Their full brochure can be found here:-

Who should attend

Attendees should not be limited to the mining Supply/Value chain, but welcome attendance from new cutting edge technologies in minerals, automotive, infrastructure, finance, resources investors, green finance, space, geology, satellite space, and academia.

Reasons why you should consider attending

The Summit will highlight multiple opportunities within the Critical Minerals area and the $1.3tn opportunity in Saudi. The themes of conference will include:

  • Shaping the future of Mining and talk about developing mining sector for the region in years to come.
  • Attract investments to develop mining and new industries.
  • Re-imagine mining with technology innovation, artificial intelligence, big data etc.
  • Mining contribution to the society and the critical minerals for green economy.
  • Exploring, trading and sustainable development of mining sector by raising awareness of various laws, value chain, upstream to circular economy.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) colleagues in KSA are working closely with the FMS organisers and there will be multiple segments to benefit from attending the show. There may be Embassy events such as a briefing by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to KSA. Please do reach out to my colleagues in KSA, Muhammad Khawar and Khalid Darazi, who are leading on this project for DIT. The organiser’s strong preference is for a physical attendance, but there will be an element of attending virtually, but again please do reach out to DIT colleagues who can share more details on this.


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