Attendees listening to a speech at Arabal Conference
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Arabal 2022 brings together industry leaders from around the world to discuss current issues in the aluminium industry

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Egyptalum to host Arabal 2022 Conference

Egyptalum will host the prestigious Arabal 2022 Conference under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Esmat, Minister of Public Business Sector, Egypt.

The event will be taking place from 29 November to 1 December at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Enabling a more sustainable future’. 

Get-together of aluminium industry leaders

Arabal, the Arab International Aluminium Conference & Exhibition, which started in 1983, has become an event of international repute, bringing together industry leaders from around the world to discuss current issues in the aluminium industry whilst also exploring investment opportunities. It comprises a conference focusing on the current industry prospects and challenges, as well as an international exhibition coupled with workshops, site-visits and networking platforms. 

The event will feature a strategic conference focusing on the current industry prospects and challenges, an international exhibition, workshops and networking events. 

Conference themes in 2022, among others:

  • Arab Smelter Panel – Current challenges future opportunities. 
  • Meeting the booming demand post-Covid with the tightness resulting from the war in Ukraine. 
  • Aluminium as a key enabler of a more sustainable economy and a ‘green’ recovery. 
  • Aluminium dashboard – costs, logistics and input materials. 
  • Aluminium Swot analysis and forecast. 
  • Understanding the market demand for aluminium, sector by sector and update on refineries. 
  • Are value-added products the route for better margins? 
  • Impact of ESG clauses on aluminium industry. 
  • Technology game changers in the aluminium industry. 
  • Meeting disruption in aluminium sector with Industry 4.0

Egyptalum – largest aluminium producer in Egypt

Egyptalum (Egyptian Aluminium Company) is the largest aluminium producer in Egypt and – with a total annual production of around 320,000 tpy – one of the largest in Africa. Established in 1969, the Egyptalum smelter is located at Nag’ a Hammady, some 100 km north from Luxor governorate, and is supplied with electric energy from the Aswan High Dam. The Egyptalum smelter has currently six production lines. 

The company is studying a production expansion project, with the consultancy of the US contractor Bechtel for the development of a seventh production line to increase its aluminium output. In a two-stage process, Egyptalum aims to increase its primary aluminium production by 250,000 tpy using most modern technology.