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Event Overview

Over 500 executives from 42 countries from around the globe gathered late September in Abu Dhabi for Metal Bulletin Events’ 29th International Aluminium Conference. While the region's 5m tpy of primary smelter capacity and the field trip to the Emal smelter with its new Phase 2 potline were a major draw, there was also much to talk about on the market front. Aluminium has heated up over the year, and key talking points at the conference ranged from the need to find new bauxite sources to meet growing aluminium demand - especially in the wake of the Indonesian ban, new refinery capacity in the UAE (EGA will be developing a 2m tpy refinery by Dec 2017 rising eventually to 4m tpy), the ongoing issue of high market premiums, and the potential for strong consumption increases in the automotive sheet arena. Delegates are already marking in their diaries the date and venue for next year's conference - Vancouver Sept 21-23 2015.

"The annual event to attend for the global aluminium markets" - John Joseph, Gold Matrix

"Intellectual networking event" - Jorgen Melbye, Norsk Hydro




Q & A with industry experts: Oleg Mukhamedshin of RUSAL, Arnaud Soirat of RioTinto Alcan and Isa Al Ansari of Aluminium Bahrain. Hear them discuss:

  • Energy availability and costs
  • The impact, at a global level, of the new Indonesian mining laws on the export of raw materials
  • Changes in smelter technology

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Key event features

  • Opportunity to visit Emirates Aluminium’s state-of-the-art smelter as it gears up to its 1.3m tpy capacity
  • Network with more than 500 senior executives from along the industry chain
  • Get an understanding of market dynamics and gauge where the challenges and the opportunites will be for 2015 and beyond


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