The programme organisers promise delegates a week (Saturday 6th December - Thursday 11th December 2014) filled with up-to-date technical information, research findings and vigorous panel discussions on technical issues of concern to the industry.

These sessions will be led by the world’s foremost exponents of smelting know-how, so delegates will again have access to the game-changers in the industry, as well as an exclusive opportunity to see up close the very latest in operating smelting technology.

Throughout the 33 years of this boutique conference there has always been a strong link between the UAE and Australasia – including conjoint development of technology and work practices. With the changing dynamics of the Aluminium smelting industry it was considered an appropriate occasion to broaden this year’s “Australasian” Conference to an “Austral-Asian” one and therefore it is being held in the UAE.

Jebel Ali Golf & Beach Resort, located a convenient distance from both Dubal and EMAL smelters, has been selected as the venue for the 11AASTC so that delegates can visit the new state-of-the art Phase 2 potline at EMAL. A limited group accommodation booking has also been made at the venue. Together with its beachside setting and Golf Course, the Resort offers beautifully appointed rooms, pool bars, entertainment zones and a range of culinary experiences.

Registration is open now. Abstracts are to be submitted by email before April 30.

Conference and social event registration, accommodation bookings and sponsorship opportunities are available on

Detailed information about the Conference themes and submission of abstracts and papers can also be obtained from the website.