ICSOBA (The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium) just concluded its annual technology conference.

Due to the COVID-19 the ICSOBA 2020 was held as a virtual event from 16 to 18 November to ensure the health, safety and comfort for all delegates, in line with our vision to be “the technology conference of the aluminium industry, for the aluminium industry”. This was the forum to stimulate minds of the young engineers and scientist who must replace us one day with new ideas and future programs. The forum proved again that ICSOBA has a unique opportunity to provide this valuable platform for leaning.

There were 75 high quality papers collected from the authors, and 6 distinguished keynote speakers who covered the full spectrum of subjects pertaining to bauxite, alumina and aluminium production and market.

280 delegates registered from all around the world as the duplicated sessions enabled them to connect most often at convenient working hours. Eleven sponsors and seven exhibitors enjoyed increased visibility and contributed to the event success.

Full set of documents (TRAVAUX book No 49, presentations, exhibitor documents, recorded Q&A sessions, …) are still available for download for the next two weeks from our NexTech partner’s platform. As usual, all papers published in the TRAVAUX book will be accessible from the ICSOBA website at https://icsoba.org/2020/. In the meantime, visit the website to get more detailed information about the event.

Stay safe and see you at ICSOBA 2021 in Manama, in Kingdom of Bahrain.