Middle East major contributor to global aluminium demand

 10 Jan 2017 - 21:05

Middle East major contributor to global aluminium demand

The Peninsula

The growth in the Middle East region is a major contributor to a growing global demand for aluminium which is estimated to reach 70 million metric tonnes per year by 2020.
More than 3,500 professional from over 90 countries from aluminium industry are expected to attend Aluminium Middle East exhibition in Dubai.
The exhibition, the largest event of its kind in the region, will showcase the Middle East’s growing aluminium industry at its 5th edition being held from May 15-17 this year at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).  The exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries. “Bringing together key frontrunners of the aluminium industry from all over the world, the biennial Aluminium Middle East exhibition is once again expected to become a gateway for companies and professionals to collaborate and tap into the region’s multi-billion-dollar industry,” commented  Daniyal Qureshi (pictured), Group Exhibition Director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the official organisers of Aluminium Middle East.
The event aims to highlight the Middle East’s future role as the world’s powerhouse in aluminium production. Together with suppliers of technologies and accessories for aluminium production, processing and refinement, there will also be facilitated discussions on uplifting the downstream sectors to support this phenomenal growth in upstream industries.
The 2017 show will feature six international pavilions (Germany, Italy, India, China, North America and Egypt) and two new dedicated zones (Occupational Safety and SMEs) meant to underscore how the Gulf Cooperation Council will focus on other related sectors,  in order to diversify  economies to ease their dependence on energy revenues.
“Aluminium Middle East is a much-anticipated event for industry players to meet potential business partners, investors, and collaborators. After successfully establishing itself as a key industry event, and banking on the immense growth potential of the aluminium sector in the Middle East, more exhibitors from the region and rest of the world are expected to join, giving event participants a wider net to cast,” said Daniyal Qureshi.
As the Arab world’s largest Aluminium producer Dubai is ideal platform for the global industry to converge, as the Emirate boasts an extensive industrial and manufacturing base, offering immense growth opportunity for global industry players. “As one of the biggest gatherings for aluminum professionals and a leading exhibition in the Middle East, we aim to exchange knowledge with key industry players, identify new opportunities in regards to entering new markets, and potentially introduce new products down the line. Our participation at Aluminium Middle East will also be a great occasion for us to meet existing and prospective customers,” said John MacNamara, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, GARMCO, exhibiting at the event.