The conference was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Bin Abdullah Al-Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry and organised by Qatalum. Attending were Tim Murray, CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Mr. Abdulrahman Al Shaibi, Chairman of Qatalum, Tom Petter Johansen, CEO of Qatalum, Deputy CEO of Qatalum Khalid Laram, Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Ageel, secretary General, GOIC, and Mr. Abdulrahman Ali Al Abdulla, CEO, Muntajat. GulfCast consisted of a schedule of events comprised of morning, afternoon and evening sessions, each covering keys areas of interest to the aluminium industry.

Spearheaded by Qatalum, the intrinsic purpose of the Conference is to introduce companies, some with more than 100 years of aluminium experience to Qatar. They brought to the event expertise in environmental, technological and operational strategy that can be adopted by the aluminium industry in Qatar and the region. This technology transfer is intended to further enhance the already highly efficient smelters in the region to grow in productivity and gain a larger share of the global market.

You can read a full review of the conference in the May/June issue of Aluminium International Today.