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Turning Talk Into Action

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Turning Talk Into Action

Over 200 world-leaders from across the mining and mineral sectors are set to attend FMF 2024, including Chairmen and CEOs of Glencore, Codelco and Vale

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28 September 2023: The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Recourses announced that over 200 speakers, including CEOs from the world’s foremost mineral companies, are set to attend the third edition of the Future Minerals Forum (FMF), which is scheduled to take place from January 9-11, 2024 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Among them are speakers who are attending for the first time, including Gary Nagle, CEO of Glencore, which produces and markets more than 60 commodities; Eduardo Bartolomeo, CEO of Vale, the world's largest producer of iron ore, nickel, and manganese; Máximo Pacheco, Chairman of Codelco, the largest copper mining company in the world; Mark Cutifani, Chairman of Vale Base Metals, the largest producer of iron ore, pellets and nickel; Evy Hambro, Managing Director, Global Head of Thematic and Sector at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, with over $10 trillion in assets under management; Jonathan Price, CEO of Teck, one of Canada’s leading mining companies; and Mikael Staffas, President and CEO of Boliden, the Swedish multinational metals, mining, and smelting company.

The third edition of FMF will also witness the return of several speakers such as Robert Friedland, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, a Canadian mining company focused on investments in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo; Mark Bristow, CEO of Barrick Gold, a sector-leading gold and copper producer; Andrew Southam, CEO of KAZ Minerals, one of the largest copper producers in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan; and Joc O'Rourke, President and CEO of The Mosaic Company, a Fortune 500 company based in Tampa, Florida which mines phosphate, potash, and collects urea for fertilizer.

“FMF, a government-led initiative, serves as a vital platform for fostering partnerships and dialogue among global investors, mining firms, and stakeholders. With a focus on the super region covering Africa, Western and Central Asia, FMF amplifies the voices of mineral suppliers, facilitating their pivotal role in the global green transition. In doing so, FMF supports economic development by uniting decision makers, driving investment, and promoting responsible mining, processing and manufacturing industries needed for supplying clean energy and goods.” said His Excellency the Vice-Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources for Mining Affairs, Eng. Khalid Al-Mudaifer.

The third edition’s program themes will include developing a global critical minerals strategy, enabling investments in the super region to develop intra-regional mineral value chains, building centers of excellence within the region that contribute to building human capacities, developing sustainability standards that meet the requirements of host countries and maintain trust with society and creating green metals hub within the super region by utilizing modern technologies and developing processing centers.

It is worth noting that the second edition of the FMF, which was held in January 2023, witnessed 9,000 participants, 13,000 virtual participants from 145 countries around the world and 21 international organizations involved in the mineral space.

To register, please visit: https://www.futuremineralsforum.com/registration/