29. November 2017 | Industry, Technology

Aluminum USA 2017 in Nashville: increased attendance and exhibitors, along with a strong conference programme

Aluminum USA 2017, which took place on 25-26 October in Nashville, reports a 13% increase in attendance and a 23% increase in exhibiting companies over 2015 with significant increase in representation in the sectors of aircraft and aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and engineering.

Alu USA in Nashville was accompanied by a strong conference programme

The event featured two action-packed days with leading exhibits, demonstrations and a no-cost conference focused on raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, surface treatment and producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminium processing and manufacturing.

“We are delighted with the level of industry participation,” said Melissa Ashley, senior VP of Aluminum USA. “This year's Alu USA brought together over 1,500 key industry professionals looking to share expertise, find solutions and explore innovation in an effort to reduce cost, increase productivity and maximize efficiency. Our collaboration with The Aluminum Association underscores our shared commitment to advance knowledge and innovation along the entire aluminium value chain. We believe Alu USA represents the future of development and is the industry resource for the aluminium industry."

“With more than 200 exhibitors and a conference programme highlighting critical market issues, we enjoyed higher attendance, an expanded trade show floor, and greater participation throughout the value chain at this year’s trade show,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of The Aluminum Association. “Tennessee and its neighbouring states represent more aluminium jobs per capita than any other region of the country, so we look forward to hosting - and growing - the 2019 Aluminum USA trade show back in Nashville.”