At Aluminium 2016, the world’s largest trade event of the aluminium industry, aluminium producers and converters like Qatalum meet with suppliers of technologies and equipment for the entire value chain. The trade fair is organised by Reed Exhibitions with valuable contributions by GDA – the German Confederation of the Aluminium Industry – and the European industry association European Aluminium. A total of 935 exhibitors and 24,313 visitors were recorded in 2014 and approximately 1,000 exhibitors attended the event this year.
The exhibition discussed a wide array of pertinent topics, from Raw Materials, Aluminium Products for Special Applications and Surface Treatment to Light-metal Trade and Recycling. Moreover, the Lightweight Technologies Forum and the Aluminium Forum shed light on the trends, product know-how and innovations within the world of aluminium and for different application in various industries.
Furthermore, the event also proudly issued the European Aluminium Award. The much sought after award, which will be handed out for the tenth time in 2016, looks for efficient and forward-thinking uses of aluminium as a material. Prizes are awarded for products and projects that use aluminium as a material in an innovative manner; the award is unique to the Conference.
The crux of the conference was on networking tools. As such, at the conference, the organisers launched a free ALUMINIUM Matchmaking Tool that is a cooperation platform that enables exhibitors and visitors to put out their feelers and establish targeted contacts with each other. The reach of this tool extends well beyond just the conferences themselves.
Qatalum, represented by Supply Chain and Casthouse management, enabled opportunities for industry wide knowledge development and resource gathering with its ‘Made in Qatar’ brand of premium quality primary aluminium products.