In the context of the current situation and with the current travel restrictions impacting a number of exhibitors, sponsors and speakers, organiser RX (Reed Exhibitions) have made the difficult but appropriate decision to postpone ALUMINIUM 2021 to next year. ALUMINIUM trade fair has been replaced with a congress: The ALUMINIUM Business Summit which will take place in Düsseldorf from 28 to 29 September.
It should have been the long-awaited restart event for the aluminium industry. But due to the after-effects of the Corona pandemic, the ALUMINIUM trade fair in Düsseldorf cannot take place as planned from 28 to 30 September 2021. Instead, organiser RX and the German Aluminium Association (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie, GDA), together with the CRU Group, are planning a two-day hybrid congress format. On 28 and 29 September the ALUMINIUM Business Summit will bring experts together live and digitally for an exchange of ideas.
Trade fair back on track in 2022
"Despite numerous relaxations, many companies of the global aluminium industry still feel uncertainties and are affected by travel restrictions. An international event like ALUMINIUM is not feasible under these circumstances. The expectations that our exhibitors, visitors, partners and we have of a world-leading trade fair for this sector cannot be met this year under these conditions," said Barbara Leithner, COO of the organiser RX. "Together with our partners and the industry, we have therefore decided to launch the fair again in autumn 2022."
ALUMINIUM Business Summit as an industry meeting place
Together with the GDA and the CRU Group, organiser RX will bring the industry together for the ALUMINIUM Business Summit from 28 to 29 September; to discuss the most important topics of the industry in Düsseldorf.
"With the Summit, we are creating a framework for the industry and the participants to meet in person and, with the top-class lecture programme, and in so doing we are continuing to pursue the path started with the ALUMINIUM Digital Talk", said Leithner.
A comprehensive hygiene concept will ensure that participants can move around and exchange ideas safely on site. However, the number of participants will be limited. The content of the summit will also be made available online.
"The aim of the ALUMINIUM Business Summit is to accompany our industry, to constructively tackle the challenges of new mobility, digitalisation, sustainability and international market development and to shape the industry’s transformation," says Marius Baader, Managing Director of the GDA. The programme is being produced in cooperation with the CRU Group and the European industry association European Aluminium will also be involved in the event.
The next edition of the world trade fair ALUMINIUM will take place as planned from 27 - 29 September 2022.