Qatalum reaffirms support for aluminium sector through participation in Abu Dhabi at ARABAL 2013

Qatalum Launches specialized newsletter Aluminium Review during the attendance of the conference

Qatalum is joining in the activities of the seventeenth session of the Arab International Aluminium Conference and Exhibition (ARABAL), the most important trade event for the aluminium industry in the Middle East, whose activities are held in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, from 5-7 November.

The participation of Qatalum in the conference came through a high-level delegation headed by Mr. Tom Peter Johansen, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khalid Mohammed Laram, the Vice Executive Officer, in addition to a number of directors, various heads of departments, and specialists in the company. Qatalum also participated in the ARABAL exhibition, held on the conference side-lines, in a forum through which attende​​es are informed of the most important developments during the current year and before.Qatalum reaffirms support for aluminium sector through participation in Abu Dhabi at "ARABAL 2013"

​Second from Right: H.E Eng. Mohammed Al Shihhi Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates visiting the Qatalum Stand at the opening of ARABAL 2013

During the first day of the conference, Qatalum launched its specialized electronic newsletter bulletin Aluminium Review, which includes the latest news and reports within the aluminium industry at the regional and global levels. The bulletin will be sent daily and freely via email to all participants in the Conference, professionals, and those who are interested in the aluminium industry.

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the recipients with the most important news and developments in the aluminium sector, within the various fields of technological, environmental, marketing and other topics related to the global aluminium industry sector.

Tom Peter Johansson, Qatalum’s CEO, said: "This participation is a continuation of our regular participation in the ARABAL Conference since the founding of the company, believing in the need for the effective presence in such international forums which are important and influential in the manufacturing of aluminium.

“These participations also open many doors for us to exchange views, information and experiences with leaders of the industry from around the world, and promote the mechanisms of communication with all the parties involved and interested in the aluminium industry".

"We are proud today to launch the specialized Aluminium Review Bulletin, which emphasizes our great support for the sector and our contribution to promoting the reporting of information, ideas and experiences, and we stress that data and information are the real force behind any successful business", continued Mr. Johansen.

Qatalum reaffirms support for aluminium sector through participation in Abu Dhabi at "ARABAL 2013"

Said Khalid Laram, the Vice Executive Officer: "Our participation in the ARABAL 2013 stems from being one of the major aluminium smelters in the Gulf region and the Middle East, and we seek to strengthen this presence constantly with constructive communication with our partners and friends in this growing sector. Qatalum, one of the poles of the Gulf aluminium industry, has been able to produce 14% of the gross aluminium production of the GCC States, which amounts to more than 4.4 million tons per year, and of course we seek to strengthen this ratio in the near future “

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