The mining industry in the Arab world is on the precipice of unprecedented development with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plan (NTP) re-injecting life back into regional mining.

The NTP targets have intensified exploration and development of mineral resources in Saudi Arbaia. The target by 2020 is for the mining sector to contribute SAR 97 billion to GDP, up from the current SAR 80 billion, and to create 90,000 jobs.

By 2030 the objective is for this figure to reach SAR 260 billion ($69.3 billion).

As the largest mining company in Saudi Arabia, Ma’aden has led the development. With a revised strategy, 2018 has been a record year for the operator in terms of production and profits.

The objective of The Mining Show is to act as a platform to support Ma’aden and Vision 2030, to ensure it becomes a reality and not just an ambitious plan. This is reflected across the event by supporting the development of new projects, international expansion, optimisation of operations, leadership in sustainability, and growth of exploration plans.


Saudi Geological Survey: the leading exploration Authority in the country, meet SGS at stand C50 and listen to the President, H.E. Engineer Hussain M Alotaibi, speak in the conference Day One at 10:20.

Meet the operators: Including confirmed speakers in the conference from:

  • Ma’aden
  • Najran Cement Company 
  • Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company 
  • Saudi Manajem for Mining 
  • CemServ: meet at stand H36 
  • JAC RIJK Al Rushaid Cont. & Services Co. Ltd: meet at stand D26 
  • IMS Saudi Arabia: meet at stand C34

Saudi DEMO Session: Dedicated 3-hour slot on Day Two between 10:30am-13:30 with presentations from a range of operators, solution providers, and stakeholders focused on the development of mining in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about the $69 billion mining opportunity and some key challenges the region is facing.

Investing into Saudi Arabia: Interested to enter the Saudi market or invest into this opportunity? Meet with The Royal Commission of Yanbu and Jubail to learn about the A-Z in establishing a business in Saudi Arabia by visiting stand B26. To find out about setting-up mining operations in the country meet IMS Saudi Arabia at stand C34.