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The 20th International Bauxite & Alumina Conference once again provided a one-stop shop for the bauxite and alumina and highlighted the plethora of challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry

Topics discussed included:

·    Global trends affecting the bauxite and alumina industry - does the industry still stand on strong fundamentals?

·    Outlook on aluminium demand worldwide - did the recent capacity shutdown really affect the raw materials market or was it only a correction?

·     Indonesian bauxite export ban - will 2014 really be a breakout year?

·     Challenges in estimating the commercial value of bauxite in the expanding market

·    Outlook on the domestic Chinese bauxite & alumina industry- will the industry deliver on alternative sources of alumina in time?

·    Developments in the proppants production - can bauxite find its firm place in this market?

·    Global refractory markets - do bauxite and alumina based materials still keep their firm place?

Attended by:

      ·         Producers
      ·         Non metallurgical grade consumers traders
      ·         Equipment and consultancy providers
      ·         Miners
      ·         Aluminium smelters
      ·         Shipping & logistics personnel

Comments from delegates that regularly attend:

” Well balanced view on the developments in alumina and bauxite”
Rene Bouwman, Purchasing Manager - Feralco

 “Excellent place to share news on bauxite and alumina”  
Nestor Quintero, Quality Manager -  Cemex  Research Group

” Event has provided a good source of information on what is happening in the industry”

Coy Roache, Managing Director - Batco

“Good opportunity to have insight on the market”

Yamoussa Bangoura, Techincal Advisor - Ministry of Mines and Geology - Guinea

“The conference provides a good mix of commercial and technical papers and an excellent networking opportunity”
Quentin Avery, FLSmidth

“ Metal Bulletin Bauxite& Alumina conference is a top quality event focussed on economy, business and market conditions associated with bauxite and alumina”
Frank Feret, CEO - ICSOBA

We look forward to welcoming you to next years conference.


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