The second edition of the Future Aluminium Forum was held last week, on 22nd – 23rd May in Warsaw, Poland.
More than 130 delegates from 70 companies attended the Forum, which is the only one of its kind dedicated to helping aluminium manufacturers and processors adopt digital technologies across the value chain.
Organised by Quartz Business Media, the event was held in association with Aluminium International Today and consisted of a two-day conference, a ‘meeting hub’ and ‘exhibitor solution’ displays.
This year saw the addition of two collaborative sessions with ICSOBA and European Aluminium, which brought together dedicated panellists and speakers to discuss a data-driven approach in mining, refining and smelting, as well as digitalisation and automation for circularity.
Delegates were also invited to attend a Cyber Security Workshop, which encouraged them to work together and devise a plan of action, if faced with a potential cyber attack. This was a great task for the industry to come together and work on, to raise awareness and equip delegates with information to take back to their teams for training.
“The idea behind this year’s Forum was to expand on our original understanding of Industry 4.0 and present case studies to show how digital technologies are already being adopted across the supply chain,” said Nadine Bloxsome, Conference Director. “This industry is not standing still, so it is my aim to help provide a platform for manufacturers and solutions providers to collaborate and make the move into digitalised manufacturing as smooth as possible. It is also important to highlight the challenges associated with digitalisation and how we can overcome them.”
A full conference report will be published in the Jul/Aug issue of Aluminium International Today.