Alba (workers shown at its plant) is hosting the 18th Arabal conference

Alba (workers shown at its plant) is hosting the 18th Arabal conference

Arabal gets exposure from shows

01 August 2014

ALBA figures in two trade shows, one to be held later this year and another already having taken place.

The smelter is hosting Arabal, the International Arab Aluminium (Arabal) conference, which takes place in Bahrain in November. It recently took part in Aluminium China which was held in Shanghai.

The forthcoming Arabal conference will be the 18th of its kind to be held and it takes place from November 25 to 27 at the Gulf Hotel under the patronage of Bahrain’s Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. More than 700 delegates are expected to be present at the forum whose theme is “GCC: an aluminium powerhouse.” 

Alba’s chairman, Sheikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, said the company was honoured by the royal patronage and that it underlined support to “this key industry and its significance to related downstream industries.”  He noted that Bahrain has made significant strides across all industries, especially in the aluminium sector and downstream industries.

“Alba is proud to host Arabal and we aim to make it one of the most successful Arabal events ever,” he added.

Bahrain is hosting Arabal for the fourth time, and this year, it is expected to attract more than 700 delegates including key decision-makers and industry leaders from all sectors of the aluminium industry in the region and across the world.

Arabal is the premium trade event for the Middle East’s aluminium industry and the only conference in the world attended by every single primary aluminium manufacturer in the region, making it the “conference of choice for anyone interested in the Middle East aluminium industry,” an Alba statement said.

The first Arabal event was held in 1983 with Kuwait Aluminium Co bringing together leading figures in the Middle East’s aluminium industry to discuss issues of the day.

Alba recently announced the launch of the Arabal 2014 website,



Alba officials at the Chinese trade fair

Alba officials at the Chinese trade fair

Alba’s participation in Aluminium China 2014, held from July 9 to 11, enabled it to present its products and technologies to an international gathering and benefit from the knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.       

Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Aluminium China attracted over 450 international exhibitors and key decision-makers from 30 countries, encompassing the entire spectrum of the aluminium value chain and witnessing more than 63,000 visitors. The event showcased the latest product innovations and cutting-edge technologies.

Commenting on Alba’s presence there, Alba’s manager for Reduction Lines 1-3, Nabeel Jallabi, noted: “Aluminium China is Asia‘s top trading, sourcing, networking and branding platform for the complete aluminium industry. This event presented the right platform for exploring business opportunities with potential trade partners as well as learning of new trends and developments.

“Our participation at this event also gave us the opportunity to present Bahrain as an attractive economic destination to the global business community.”

The exhibition area at Aluminium China 2014 was grouped by product type, helping visitors to use their time onsite efficiently.

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