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Event Overview

Middle East Industrial Minerals Conference - Launched 2013

This conference offered an essential gathering place for members of the global industrial minerals markets in Muscat, Oman last November. Highlighting the most important recent developments in the Middle East’s minerals sector and enabling delegates to gather exclusive information, this event allows individuals to network and build business relations with fellow industrial minerals professionals from across the Middle East and internationally.

"The Middle East Industrial Minerals conference provides an excellent base for networking and meeting with industry professionals and experts. The topics of presentation are relevant and reflect current industry areas of interest"

Ahmad al-Dabbagh, IDEA Soda Ash & Calcium Chloride Company

Topics discussed:

  • Mineral potential in the Gulf  as well as in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey
  • What will be Oman’s mining and processing capacity from now to 2015 and beyond
  • Status and how to obtain mining licenses
  • What do foreign investors need to know?
  • New markets for caustic calcined magnesia and dead burned magnesia
  • Dolomite deposits in the GCC
  • Limestone in the gulf
  • Future uses for calcium carbonate
  • Phosphate and potash in the Middle East
  • Construction projects in Qatar and Saudi Arabia
  • Soda ash, basalt fibre and other salt-based products.  What is their future in the GCC?
  • Limestone and silica sand supply to meet the glass demand
  • Frac sands in the Middle East
  • Effectively distributing and supplying limestone for cement manufacturing
  • Oman’s logistic developments; Duqm, rail and road
  • Non-metallurgical uses for chromite
  • Rare earths deposits in the Oman and Turkey

Who attended?

  • Industrial minerals’ mining executives from across the mineral board:
          Gypsum, chromite, soda ash, caustic soda, fertilisers, quartz, magnesite, rare earths
  • Engineers and project managers
  • Refractory brick producers
  • Sales executives
  • Logistical experts
  • Commodities analysts
  • Mine financers
  • Junior miners
  • Investment houses
  • Construction firms
  • Technology firms

Anticipate the surge in the Middle East's mining operations and join us in 2014 (venue to be confirmed). More information coming soon at