The first day of the Future Aluminium Forum virtual event began today with more than 400 registered delegates from over 30 countries taking part.

Due to the on-going situation with COVID-19 and the continued restrictions on international travel, the organisers, Quartz Business Media (QBM), made the decision earlier this year to host the event online instead of in beautiful Québec City, as originally planned.

With so many interesting speakers lined up and a great selection of companies waiting in the wings to present their technologies, QBM didn’t want to miss an opportunity to connect the industry and present all of the latest insights into the world of digital aluminium manufacturing.

The Forum
Now in it’s third year, the Forum has established itself as the key industry event to document case studies, discuss optimisation through machine learning and examine robotics, automation and augmented reality across the value chain.

Initially developed to assist manufacturers and processors in adopting digital technologies and the challenges associated with implementation, this year, the focus was on the role of intelligent manufacturing and looking at Pilot projects that have now become everyday.

The Conference
The conference agenda was packed full of interesting papers looking at topics from digitalising the supply chain, the use of augmented reality, intelligent solutions and cyber security resilience.

Attendees were also invited to join Vincent Christ, CEO, ELYSIS for a live Q&A session, where they could also any burning questions about this pioneering project.

The Exhibitors
Alongside the conference, participants were also encouraged to visit the virtual exhibition hall and stop by any of the 40 booths.

Solutions providers and technology specialists were waiting to take their questions and networking opportunities were presented via online chats, video calls and discussion forums.

Nadine Bloxsome, Content Director and Editor of Aluminium International Today said: “The idea of a virtual event wasn’t something we had in our plans, but we are really grateful to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who have stuck by us with this decision. We hope everyone who has attended has been able to have an enjoyable and successful experience and we hope to meet face-to-face again soon.”

There’s still time…
The Future Aluminium Forum continues on the 3rd December, with the exhibition open from 9am GMT and the conference beginning at 11am GMT.

There is still time to register to get access to all of the presentations and video recordings from the first day, as well join in any of the networking opportunities and connect with any of the other participants.

As a registered delegate, you can also view any of the conference presentations on demand for 30 days after the event.

Registration starts at just £65 for full access.

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