The first day of the Greener Aluminium Online Summit began today with more than 350 registered delegates from over 25 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 to host this new event in a virtual format.
It is hoped that this Summit will provide a platform for the sector to build a collaborative approach towards sustainable aluminium production and will help drive these efforts across the supply chain over the coming years.
The idea for this online Summit developed because of the increase in editorial content that was being submitted for Aluminium International Today, most of which related to new sustainable technologies, low carbon aluminium products and general future decarbonisation plans and targets for manufacturers.
There has been a significant shift in the way we look at sustainable manufacturing and so, the organisers wanted this event to best present the work that has already been done in this area and encourage the sector to form a collaborative approach towards actually achieving these targets.
"As an industry, we are all working to the same goal – to produce the lowest carbon product we can and protect our environment for generations to come. We all need to be accountable for our impact and also to secure aluminium as a true metal for a cleaner future."Nadine Bloxsome, Editor of Aluminium International Today and Programme Director for the Greener Aluminium Online Summit.
So, how can we do this and more importantly what areas need to be addressed? This is where the discussions of today and tomorrow come in.
The conference agenda is packed full of interesting presentations, covering topics from technologies and costs of decarbonisation, what it takes to reach Net Zero and how we can circularity happen.
The Opening Keynote Session saw attendees invited to join Lord Gregory Barker, Executive Chairman of EN+ Group, for a Live Q&A and there were some great questions submitted by the audience for him to cover.
Lord Barker supports the idea of creating a united front across the sector and presented the fact that however ambitious, Net Zero from the leaders in industry will not be enough if decarbonisation stalls across the sector as a whole.
Alongside the conference, participants can visit the virtual exhibition hall and stop by any of the 20 booths.
Solutions providers and sustainability technology specialists are ready and waiting on the booths to answer any questions and you can also watch a selection of dedicated greener technology videos in the Green Tech Zone.
Still time to register
Don’t worry if you missed Day One of the event – there is still time to register to attend on 3rd June and you can watch all of the presentations from the first day, as well as the Q&A with Lord Barker on demand.
The platform will also remain open for 30 days, so you are welcome to still connect with delegates or submit further points for discussion following the presentations.
Registration starts at just £65 for full access.