Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Future Minerals Forum enlists think tanks for innovation

The Future Minerals Forum (FMF), the international conference launched by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, has announced partnerships with leading think tanks and research institutions.
As it prepares to host its second edition in Riyadh from January 10 to 12, 2023, FMF is closely consulting with Development Partner Institute, a global coalition of ambitious leaders committed to maximising the contribution of mining to economic and social development; Clareo, a growth strategy firm that helps clients tackle challenges in key areas like innovation, value growth, ESG, and energy transition; Centre for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, a centre providing expert insights on the role of economics, policy and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets; and Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, a think-tank providing expert public policy advice on natural resources, energy and the environment.
Shaping global conversations
By working with industry experts and opinion formers, FMF seeks to shape global conversations on minerals and metals by delivering dynamic insights that support the development of the industry predicated on strict environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. 
These insights will be published in several research papers and develop discussions scheduled to take place at FMF. Among the featured topics will be sustainability, the global outlook and future of mining, the sector's critical role in energy transition, and the contribution of minerals to the development of societies, digital transformation, and integrated value chains. 
Launched in 2022 by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, FMF is designed to advance and unlock mining opportunities from Africa to West and Central Asia. In 2023, more than 200 speakers from around the world are expected to share their insights, with thousands of participants representing more than 100 countries. 
Industry leaders and stakeholders
Attendees will include industry leaders and stakeholders, set to convene in Riyadh to discuss the most pressing issues facing the minerals and metals sectors today, including how the sector can ensure a reliable and secure supply of metals and minerals essential to the clean energy transition, with the World Bank estimating up to a five-fold increase in demand for several critical metals by 2050; how minerals and metals players can ensure resilient supply chains by supporting the social and economic development of local communities while minimising the industry’s impact on the environment.-- TradeArabia News Service