Posted on December 04, 2015

Key members of the aluminium industry and academics alike, descended upon the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar for leading aluminium producer Qatalum’s Annual Aluminium Symposium. Titled “Aluminium The Engine for Growth in the Region”, the event was led by the remarks of key Qatalum executives Christian Stette, Khalid Laram and Olaf Wigstoel. Each executive addressed the importance of the aluminium industry in the Middle East during a period of stagnation in the energy sector, whilst stating the importance of educational research in helping to bolster their respective aims.

Two sessions followed the inauguration speeches which touched on aluminium downstreaming, quality, recycling and research. Company executives from Qatalum, Hydro, SAPA and Taha International Corporation helped guide the sessions with presentations specific to dross handling, futuristic applications, building systems, casthouses and more. The support of Qatar University further stated how aligned industrial pursuits central to aluminium have become with academia based on the increasingly essential nature research is playing within the sector.