Under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him, the International Mining Conference will be held in its second edition from 17 to 19/6/1444 AH, at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, with the participation of more than 200 speakers from different countries. Countries of the world.
The conference will discuss a number of topics in the mining sector, including global economic and environmental developments affecting the mineral industry in the region, environmental and social practices in terms of competition and equal opportunities, the role of the Kingdom and its leadership in the world in renewable energy supplies, and the shape of the future mining company, And the match between supply and demand and the role of the region in bridging the gap.
In a press conference held today at the Conference Center of the Saudi Press Agency in Riyadh, to announce the details of the program for the second edition of the International Mining Conference, His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources for Mining Affairs Eng. Khaled Al-Mudayfer explained that the conference is a comprehensive international platform that provides an opportunity for investors and mining companies And parties concerned with the mining sector around the world to meet and learn everything they care about about the capabilities and opportunities of the mining sector in the emerging mining region, and talk about how to build a sustainable mining industry, and see the huge geological potential of the targeted areas, indicating that the Kingdom is working to lead the contribution to the development of the region. distinct mineral resources that extend from Africa to central and western Asia.
He said: The great turnout for registration to attend the conference among specialists and those interested in mining affairs, after the success achieved in the first edition last year, reflects the great role that the Kingdom plays in developing the mining sector in the region, launching constructive dialogue between those related to the sector, and achieving fruitful cooperation between countries. In this area.
And he indicated that there is a global consensus that expects an increasing increase in the demand for minerals in general and strategic minerals in particular, due to the growth in migration to urban centers, the increase in population, global economic growth, and most importantly the significant increase in demand as a result of the shift to renewable energy and cars. Electricity, and countries are heading to achieve net zero emissions, which will generate a record demand for strategic minerals to deploy wind energy, solar energy, produce electric cars, and build renewable energy generation and storage projects.
His Excellency pointed out that based on future global expectations in the demand for minerals, the Kingdom’s mining strategy and initiatives focused on the minerals required for the energy transition process and the development of electric vehicles, and on benefiting from global knowledge and experience in mining and the advanced metal industry, as the Kingdom seeks and is preparing to meet future demand. Universal on metal.
He stressed that the Kingdom represents a major source of increasing future demand for minerals and their value chains, given its entry into the field of promising industries such as modern military industries, electronic devices industries, and the electric car industry, as well as building smart and sustainable cities such as NEOM, the Red Sea, and other major projects.