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The U.S.-Saudi Business Council is leading a U.S. delegation to the Future Minerals Forum (FMF) 2024. See below for benefits we offer to our delegates.

Organized by the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIMR), FMF is dedicated to creating resilient mineral value chains in the regions of Africa, Western, and Central Asia. In its third edition, the FMF has become one of the world's largest gatherings of senior government and industry representatives in the mining and minerals sector.

Saudi Arabia has the vision, mineral endowment, a large market, regional and international relationships and strategic location to become a hub for the minerals value chain in the Middle East and Africa region. With an estimated $1.3 trillion of mineral wealth across 52 commodities (including base metals, copper, zinc, bauxite, gold, silver, iron, lead, and phosphate), the Kingdom aims develop its mining sector into the 3rd pillar of the economic diversification and build an entire mine to metal manufacturing value chain.

The FMF conference agenda includes over 40 sessions on four themes:

  • Developing a global critical mineral strategy
  • Incorporating centers of excellence into regional strategies
  • Establishing a global transparent standard for mineral supply
  • Creating green metal value chains applying new technologies

Early confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Bob Wilt, Chief Executive Officer, Ma'aden (USSBC Board Member)
  • Pini Althaus, Managing Partner, Cove Capital and Board Member of USA Rare Earth (USSBC Member)
  • William Husband, Global Head of Metals & Mining, Citi (USSBC Board Member)
  • Wiliam Oplinger, CEO, Alcoa
  • Mark Bristow, President and CEO, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Dr. John Bradford, Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Global Initiatives, Colorado School of Mines
  • Eduardo Bartolomeo, CEO, Vale
  • Robert M. Friedland, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines
  • Owen Hagerty, Chairman, EMR Capital
  • Evy Hambro, Managing Director, Global Head of Thematic and Sector Investing, BlackRock
  • Kalidas Madhavpeddi, Chairman, Glencore

For a full list of confirmed speakers, click HERE.

The exhibition includes over 150 local and international exhibitors and sponsors. For more information on the FMF, please visit


FMF aims to attract suppliers of:

  • Analytical Products
  • Decarbonization
  • Digitalization/AI/Technology
  • Downstream and Processing
  • Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG)
  • Finance and Investment
  • Hydrogen
  • Green Metals
  • Supply Chain and logistics services
  • Sustainability Services and Products
  • Data Systems
  • Electrifications
  • Industry Tools and Machinery
  • Advanced Enginering Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Safety Solutions
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Fuel Cells
  • Mining and Exploration
  • Batteries
  • Water Usage
  • Security Services
  • Energy

The Council has had a long-term collaboration with MIMR and key Saudi stakeholders in the industrial and the mining sectors. The agenda will consist of one-on-one meetings and group meetings with relevant public and private sector companies and institutions.


  • $1,500 per company representative (Council member)
  • $2,000 per company representative (Council non member)
  • $500 for each additional company representative

The fee covers:

  • Promotion of your product/service to targeted audiences in Saudi Arabia prior to the FMF
  • One-on-one meetings with potential Saudi business partners, end users
  • Group meetings with Saudi industry stakeholders
  • Group ground transportation to and from the FMF24
  • Onsite support during the FMF24

Expenses for air travel, lodging, incidentals, and meals are separate and will be the responsibility of each participant. We offer business visa facilitation services as well.

ApplicationDeadline: December 15, 2023


Submit a complete application by December 15, 2023. Applications will be evaluated based on the prospects for their product or service in Saudi Arabia.


The USSBC is a nonprofit organization that has been promoting trade and investment between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia for 30 years. We provide quality one-on-one business advice and support to U.S. and Saudi companies with potential and commitment to develop and maintain new business relationships. For information on our Board Members, members, testimonials relative to our services and recent missions, please visit


Ana Carmen Neboisa, Vice President



King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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