The world’s leading figures in the aluminium industry will be in Abu Dhabi for what has been named as ‘Aluminium Week’. For the first time ever three of the industry’s most prestigious events will take place in Abu Dhabi over the next few days. Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) will play a central role in this global occasion as the major host.
EMAL is the host of the Gulf Aluminium Council’s (GAC) Annual Dinner being held at Emirates Palace on 29 April. This is followed the next day by the Annual General Meeting of the International Aluminium Institute’s (IAI). On the same day, 30 April, the CRU’s 17th World Aluminium Conference begins. EMAL is the host sponsor of the four-day World Aluminium Conference and the conference’s signature dinner.
EMAL President and CEO, Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, said: “It reflects our status in the aluminium industry as Abu Dhabi will be welcoming the world’s leading figures for‘Aluminium Week’. It provides the perfect opportunity for the capital to showcase the advantages of doing business here. I am proud that EMAL is playing a crucial role at the heart of events over the week.”
Al Mazrooei, a key note speaker at the World Aluminium Conference, added: “That we are able to host the global aluminium industry for these key events is recognition of the vision of our leaders. We will continue to invest in this industry, which is already providing benefits to the country in terms of both the economy and industrial diversification. In barely a few decades aluminium production in the Gulf region has grown to 7.5 per cent of world output with capacity set to expand in the future. By 2014 EMAL will almost double its annual capacity to 1.3 million metric tonnes to become one of the world’s largest single-site smelters.”