ARABAL 2023: Pioneering Progress in the Arab Aluminium Industry

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ARABAL 2023: Unveiling Insights and Innovations in the Arab Aluminium Industry

ARABAL 2023 took place from November 21 to 23, 2023, under the Patronage of H.E. Bandar AlKhorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Celebrating its 25th edition and hosted by Ma’aden, the Arab International Aluminium Conference and Exhibition (ARABAL) marked a significant milestone.

Key Highlights:

  1. Inaugural Ceremony: The event was inaugurated by H.E. Khalid Al-Mudaifer, Vice-Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, alongside Ma’aden CEO, Robert Wilt, and ARABAL Chairman Mohammed Al-Naki. The opening session set the stage for insightful discussions and collaborations.
  2. Exhibition Tour: H.E. Khalid Al-Mudaifer officially inaugurated the ARABAL Exhibition, touring key stands, including Ma’aden, Alba, EGA, Sohar Aluminium, and other prominent industry players. The exhibition showcased the entire Aluminium industry spectrum, from upstream to midstream and downstream.
  3. Keynote Panellists: Distinguished keynote panellists, including Ali Al Baqali (Alba CEO), Ali Saeed Al-Qahtani (Ma’aden Executive Vice President), Said Al Masoudi (Sohar Aluminium CEO), Salman Abdulla (EGA EVP ESG & Sustainability), and Zaid Aljanabi (CRU Global Lead Analyst), provided invaluable insights to the conference.
  4. Gala Dinner: As the sun set, Ma’aden hosted a memorable Gala Dinner at the Osha Hall in New Diriyah, celebrating Arabian culture with Saudi cuisine, arts, crafts, and spirit.

Exhibition Highlights:

The ARABAL exhibition featured industry leaders such as GMI, Pyrotek, Metal Alloys, Bruck Textiles, Epiq Machinery, Fives, Storvik Group, Pyrogenesis, AMTC, Refratechnik, and more. Specialists across the Aluminium industry spectrum showcased innovations from upstream to downstream.

Thank You to Sponsors:

Gulf Markets International (GMI) | Wagstaff Inc. | Alubase | Bechtel | Pyrotek | Tokai COBEX | Chandi Steel Industries Limited (CSIL) | Fives | Global Industrial Resources W.L.L (GIR) | REEL | Refratechnik | RODABELL | GE Vernova | AlCircle | Alu-web | Aluminium International Today | Argus Media | Eye of Dubai | Eye of Riyadh | International ALUMINIUM Journal | Light Metal Age | Mid East Information | UAE News 247 | FSC | A&L | The Construction Data | Gulf Construction | The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) | Aluminium Two Thousand Congress | CRU | FastMarkets | Japan Aluminium Association | Oxford Business Group

Source: ARABAL with additional information added by Apazone

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