Quartz Business Media and the International Committee for the Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) have identified a framework for cooperation at the next Future Aluminium Forum.

This framework, captured under an MOU, will encourage cooperation in order to streamline efficiency and create an environment open to innovation, ultimately to stimulate economic activities along the aluminium value chain.

The main objective of ICSOBA is to promote the exchange of ideas and results of the work from different fields of research being conducted globally and related to bauxite exploration and mining, and alumina and aluminium production.

As part of the agreement, ICSOBA will host a session under the theme ‘Aluminium 4.0: when process approach meets a data-approach in mining, refining and smelting’, during the first day of the Future Aluminium Forum.

Taking place on 22nd – 23rd May 2019 at the Sheraton Warsaw, Poland, the Future Aluminium Forum is a live discussion of the issues surrounding Industry 4.0 or 'smart manufacturing' and will endeavour to cover all bases, including the all-important subject of machine learning, digitalisation, disruptive technologies, information sharing, process safety and control.

It is the ideal event for senior level aluminium executives, chief technology officers and specialists with an interest in the application of new technologies to the mining of bauxite, alumina refining and aluminium smelting and manufacturing process.

The Forum's key audience consists of those with a leading role in process technology excellence, industrial innovation, research and development, digital transformation and value acceleration, process simulation and engineering education and development.