“As Oman launches its ninth five-year plan and the transformational impact of the Sultanate’s long-standing drive for diversification boosts economic development and international competitiveness, we want to build on the success of Omani non-oil exports in 2016 that reached USD6.2 billion,” noted Said Mohammed Al Masoudi CEO of Sohar Aluminium. “This economic evolution is underpinned by a pro-business government outlook, investor friendly legal framework, world-class infrastructure, a skilled and multi-lingual talent pool, and access to the booming markets of Asia and Africa. In short, this creates a particularly dynamic context for Arabal 2017 and we are excited by its potential to stimulate further growth in our industry.”
Led by moderator Jorge Vazquez, founder and MD of Harbor Aluminum and one of the industry’s most respected experts, the Arabal 2017 keynote speaker Panel comprises Said Mohammed Al Masoudi , CEO of Sohar Aluminium; Abdulaziz A. Al Harbi, president of Ma’aden Aluminium Company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Abdulla Jassem Kalban, MD and CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium in the UAE; Khalid Mohamed Sultan Laram, CEO of Qatalum in Qatar; Abd Elzaher Abd Elsattar Hassan, chairman and CEO of Egyptalum in Egypt and Tim Murray, CEO of Aluminium Bahrain in Bahrain.
Al Masoudi added: “A prime contributor to the success of Arabal 2017 and to its many and wide-ranging impacts will be the dynamic discussions and deliberations of the exceptional Keynote Panel. I have no doubt that as the highly regarded specialists investigate and examine the growth and sustainability of the aluminium industry in the Middle East that a wealth of invaluable insights will be generated. These will be relevant not only to the aluminium industry attendees but also to those from other sectors keen to explore the wealth of direct and indirect opportunities it offers across the region.”
In addition to the experts of the Arabal 2017 Keynote Panel, professionals from a broad spectrum within the aluminium industry will share their expertise through presentations, case studies and networking discussions during the two-day conference. Popular topics covered will include industrial development, technical innovations, investment opportunities in the region, global economic trends, market price outlook, prospects of the aluminium industry supply and demand, trade and exports.
Attracting the participation of key regional and global players from the aluminium industry and associated sectors including construction, recycling, distribution and packaging, the event will also offer the chance to network with major investors, executives and key decision makers from the Gulf and Middle East Region.
For full details of the Arabal 2017 programme and its speakers, please visit www.arabal.com.