Aluminium industry continues solid upward growth
The exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries, and is expected to attract over 3,500 industry professionals from over 90 countries
Aluminium Middle East will hold its 5th edition to showcase the Middle East’s growing industry from 15-17 May, 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries, and is expected to attract over 3,500 industry professionals from over 90 countries.
This year, the Middle East posted the second highest year-on-year demand growth globally during the first quarter at +5.8% and the world now has its eyes set on witnessing how the GCC will continue to thrive in a post-oil world, with aluminium as one of the major economy drivers.
This regional growth is a major contributor to a growing global demand for aluminium which is estimated to reach 70 million metric tonnes per year by 2020.
Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the official organisers of Aluminium Middle East said: “Bringing together key frontrunners of the aluminium industry from all over the world, the biennial Aluminium Middle East exhibition is once again expected to become a gateway for companies and professionals to collaborate and tap into the region’s multi-billion-dollar industry.”
The event aims to highlight the Middle East’s future role as the world’s powerhouse in aluminium production.
The UAE government has identified seventy-five initiatives that it will fund, anticipating massive growth in the industrial sector and creating 27,000 new jobs.
The 2017 show will feature six international pavilions (Germany, Italy, India, China, North America and Egypt) and two new dedicated zones (Occupational Safety and SMEs) meant to underscore how the Gulf Cooperation Council will focus on other related sectors, in order to diversify their economies to ease their dependence on energy revenues.
Together with suppliers of technologies and accessories for aluminium production, processing and refinement, there will also be facilitated discussions on uplifting the downstream sectors to support this phenomenal growth in upstream industries.