Panellists at a previous Arabal conference.

Aluminium industry’s leading players and officials will converge in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh this month for the 25th edition of the Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), the Middle East’s premier trade event for the aluminium industry.

The event, to be held from November 21 to 23, will be hosted by Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company), the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East, which is spearheading growth in the kingdom’s aluminium and metals production. Arabal will be held at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences.

Under the theme “Aluminium: The Future – from Mine to Space”,  the event will explore the future of the global aluminium sector, with the aim of driving innovation and collaboration in the industry. Conversations will cover key sector trends such as supply chain security, technology adoption and decarbonisation initiatives, shaping the agenda for regional and global aluminium markets in 2024.

For 40 years, Arabal has been the leading event for industry professionals, combining a strategic business conference with an international exhibition. It is the only event in the calendar attended by the primary smelters in the region, according to the organiser.

The Arabal Conference draws a global audience and stands out as a unique forum for networking, conducting business and discussing the industry’s most pressing issues.

Arabal 2023 will feature workshops, thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speeches from industry pioneers, exploring the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the aluminium sector. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into market dynamics, sustainability practices and the impact of technological advancements.

Arabal was first launched in 1983 in Kuwait, by an initiative of Mohammed Al Naki, with the aim of bringing together the leading figures in the Middle East aluminium to strengthen ties and discuss the issues to provide an overview about the entire aluminium industry. Over the past 40 years, it has become an event of international repute.