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Aluminium industry has played a vital role in accelerating
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Aluminium Middle East to draw over 3,500 experts

DUBAI, May 14, 2017

More than 3,500 industry professionals from over 80 countries are set to attend the 5th edition of Aluminium Middle East, a leading event for aluminium products, technologies and investments in the region, which opens tomorrow (May 15), in Dubai, UAE.

The show will run until May 17, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

At the event, aluminium professionals and industry experts will offer insights and recommendations on the fast growing industry and will discuss the future of aluminium in the growing market, said the organiser Reed Exhibitions Middle East.

It will highlight the Middle East’s future role as the world’s powerhouse in aluminium production and facilitate dialogue on uplifting the downstream sectors to support this phenomenal growth in upstream industries, it stated.

Daniyal Qureshi, the group exhibition director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said the aluminium industry in the Middle East was witnessing exciting developments in the coming years.

"With the growing global demand for aluminium, estimated to reach 70 million metric tonnes per year by 2020, the event provides a platform for industry insights and trends, business developments, and knowledge sharing and networking from experts within the field," he noted.

With the recently launched Dubai Industrial Strategy, the UAE is boosting its economic competitiveness and new initiatives post oil-era, with aluminium as one of the major economy drivers.

Through this vision, UAE is looking to create an environment for knowledge and research that will offer both local and international companies immense growth opportunities in innovative industries, said a top official.

"The aluminium industry has played a vital role in accelerating industrialisation in the Middle East," remarked Abdalla Kalban, managing director and chief executive at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA).

“As a brand partner of the event, we welcome the opportunity to take stock of where the industry sits today and how we can amplify its positive economic impacts as we grow our businesses,” he stated.

The 2017 show will feature six international pavilions (Germany, Italy, India, China and North America) and two new dedicated zones (occupational safety and SMEs) meant to underscore how the GCC will focus on other related sectors, in order to diversify their economies to ease their dependence on energy revenues, said the organiser.

Launched in 2009, Aluminium Middle East brings together international industry front-runners including producers, manufacturers and processors of raw materials and end products made with aluminium components, as well as suppliers of technologies and accessories for aluminium production, processing and refinement, it added. – TradeArabia News Service

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