During the prestigious event, of which the company was a sponsor, Qatalum was announced as the host for Arabal 2012, due to take place in Doha, Qatar, next November.
Qatalum has wrapped up its participation in the 15th International Arab Aluminium Conference and Exhibition (Arabal), the premier trade event for the Middle East’s aluminium industry which concluded in Muscat, Oman, on 16 November.
Themed "Global Challenges for sustainable growth in the aluminium industry and the role of the Gulf smelters", this year’s conference – which brought together approximately 400 delegates at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Muscat – looked at issues affecting regional and global manufacturers, downstream industries and suppliers.
Said Tom Petter Johansen, Qatalum CEO: “The Gulf is seen as the fastest growing and most important production region in the world for aluminium, and we are proud to be able to demonstrate the growing importance of Qatar’s growing aluminium sector; not only at this year’s conference, but also as hosts of Arabal 2012.
“We believe that Qatalum is well placed to contribute in enhancing the Arab world's status as a growing hub for the aluminium industry as well as to pursue opportunities, and we look forward to showing the world how far Qatalum has come since reaching full production in September.”
Qatalum’s Deputy CEO, Khalid Mohamed Laram, added: “Our participation in Arabal 2011 proved very fruitful as it provided us with an excellent platform for networking with our regional and global peers, to learn of new trends and developments in the industry, and to explore solutions to some of the challenges facing the aluminium sector. We are also very proud to act as the host for next’s conference, and are delighted at the hugely positive response we have had to the announcement.”