UAE aluminium giant provides tangible support for 31st Metal Bulletin Conference in Spain.
United Arab Emirates: Committed to helping shape the future of the global aluminium sector as well as to promoting the business as well as the economic and social importance of the UAE as a whole, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) is again the Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Metal Bulletin International Aluminium Conference. Taking place in Madrid, Spain from 27 to 29 September 2016, this is the 31st edition of the annual event and, true to tradition, is expected to attract over 500 aluminium executives from across the value chain around the world. Acknowledging the key role that the event holds in the global industry calendar, EGA has been involved in and supported the annual Metal Bulletin International Aluminium Conference for several years – including hosting the Dubai and Abu Dhabi editions of the event in 2007 and 2014 respectively.
This year’s agenda includes Dr Ali Al Zarouni (Executive Vice President Midstream at EGA) sharing the stage with other senior aluminium executives, as a participant in an executive industry panel tasked with examining and discussing global industry challenges and strategies. With 25 years’ experience at EGA, Dr Al Zarouni – whose portfolio also includes Technology Development & Transfer – is well known for his wealth of knowledge and insightful perspectives. He has published numerous technical papers in industry journals over the years and regularly delivers presentations or participates in expert panels at trade conferences.
Commenting on EGA’s objectives for participating at the event, Dr Al Zarouni said, “International industry events such as the annual Metal Bulletin International Aluminium Conference provide an opportunity for EGA to demonstrate our thought leadership and showcase the business excellence for which our business is renowned. We have built EGA over the years on strong, trust-based relationships with customers, suppliers and other partners; and these events always provide exceptional opportunities to sustain this approach. The EGA delegation is therefore looking forward to engaging in productive discussions with other industry decision-makers at the 2016 event while simultaneously showcasing EGA as a leading player in the global aluminium sector.”
Ranked among the world’s largest primary aluminium producers, EGA has a hot metal production capacity in excess of 2.4 Mtpa, with actual production in 2015 representing about 4.3 per cent of the global total. The UAE-based entity is also the largest primary aluminium producer in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) region and produced 48.3 per cent of the regional output in the same year. Manufactured entirely to order, EGA metal is shipped to over 300 customers in at least 60 countries, with almost 90 per cent exported internationally. With a proud legacy of over 40 years’ industry knowledge, experience and technical expertise, EGA is a renowned leader in the sector with an established reputation for ongoing innovation and excellence.