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Events 15. February 2024

ALUMINIUM 2024: Experiencing the material

Preparations are in full swing: there are only a few months left until the start of ALUMINIUM 2024 on 8 October.

Exhibitors and visitors from over 100 countries are expected at ALUMINIUM 2024.
Exhibitors and visitors from over 100 countries are expected at ALUMINIUM 2024.

Industry players, associations, newcomers and customers from the aluminium industry will come together in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls to experience the latest developments and innovations from the world of the material and shed light on the most pressing issues of our time.

The exhibition space is growing and has already exceeded the size of the 2022 edition. With more than 580 companies from various countries, ALUMINIUM truly lives up to its title as the world's leading trade fair: In addition to numerous German pioneers such as Trimet, HAI and the SMS group, Austrian giants such as AMAG and IMA Schelling will also be attending. International players such as Norsk Hydro from Norway, Rio Tinto from Spain, Gränges from Sweden, ElvalHalcor from Greece and Alcoa from the USA will also return this year. Turkey is also making a strong appearance with exhibitors such as Assan Alüminyum, while the United Arab Emirates are also represented once again with companies such as Emirates Global Aluminium. Ma'aden from Saudi Arabia is celebrating its premiere this year.

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Three days, five halls, a full programme

As a guide for the industry, the world's leading trade fair will not only provide answers to the questions and challenges of our time on the exhibitor side, visitors can also look forward to a comprehensive programme with conference presentations and discussion panels on all three days of the trade fair. The programme matches the different key topics of the halls.

While Halls 1 and 4 focus on semi-finished products, Hall 5 is all about furnace construction, metal working and processing, joining technologies and automation. Hall 3 focusses on surface treatment and rolling technology and is home to the Surface Pavilion including the Surface & Design Lounge.

Yasmin Ouiriemmi, Project Manager of ALUMINIUM.
ALUMINIUM 2024: Ideal platform for dialogue on a global level
Alwin Schmitt interviews Yasmin Ouiriemmi, project manager of ALUMINIUM, about the plans for the trade fair and what visitors can expect.

Hall 6 concentrates on casting and heat treatment, furnace construction, primary production and recycling. In addition to the Primary and Foundry Pavilion, visitors will also find the Foundry Community Café as an ideal place to network and exchange ideas. At the Innovation Plaza Sustainability & Recycling, experts will come together for the Speakers Corner to discuss challenges and solutions.

ALUMINUM Conference, Innovation Plazas and pavilions

The ALUMINIUM Conference in cooperation with the associations Aluminium Deutschland and European Aluminium has been an integral part of the trade fair since the last edition and will once again bring experts, key players, politicians and customers from the industry to the stage in Hall 3 for dialogue. Presentations and discussion panels will focus on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainability, technologies and transformation. The Innovation Plaza "Sustainability & Recycling", supported by the CRU Group, will focus on the Green Deal and address topics such as recycling technologies, sorting systems and environmental technology along the entire value chain.

The key topics of the trade fair also run through the various pavilions – each with a different focus: While the Primary Pavilion is about primary aluminium production methods, technologies and processes or equipment, the Foundry Pavilion focuses on process optimisation, energy efficiency, alloys and complete solutions in foundry technology. The Surface Pavilion is all about anodising, electroplating, plasma treatments and the quality management of the various surface treatments.

Support for young start-ups

As a leading international trade fair, ALUMINIUM was once again included in the Young Innovators funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The programme primarily supports young and innovative German technology companies. In this regard, there’s also a specific start-up area planned for Hall 5. Another new feature is the Media & Education Lounge in Hall 6, where media and industry partners invite trade fair visitors to browse through the magazines at their leisure, take a break or gather additional insights and interesting facts about aluminium in the Education Area. In this area, those who are interested will also find more about training and educational possibilities and the shortage of skilled labour. A special programme for students and trainees is also being planned.

Whether new projects or tried-and-tested, popular trade fair formats – ALUMINIUM 2024 will once again offer the full programme for the material this year and, above all, provide a platform for the urgently needed exchange in the industry.

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