Events of the GDA

ALUMINIUM 2018 Conference

GDA is organising the ALUMINIUM trade fair conference for the fifth time from 9 to 11 October 2018 in Düsseldorf. The conference theme is ‘Aluminium - Material for the Future’ and it will be held at the Congress Center Düsseldorf to accompany the ALUMINIUM 2018 fair.

Conference: programme and registration

Together with the ALUMINIUM trade fair organiser, Reed Exhibitions, GDA is organising the conference ‘Aluminium - Material for the Future’ which will be held in parallel to the fair in Düsseldorf.

More information on the conference website

ALUMINIUM 2018 trade fair

GDA will be exhibiting at the ALUMINIUM 2018 trade fair from 9-11 October 2018 in Düsseldorf with its own stand (Hall 13, Stand K15). It will provide information on its services and give advice on the use of aluminium in a company-neutral and product-independent manner. At the same time, the GDA stand will serve as a sector communications platform and meeting point for visitors and exhibitors.


‘Aluminium - Material for the Future’

At the ALUMINIUM Conference 2018, speakers at the different sessions will give an overview of the future prospects for aluminium in the widest possible range of applications. The contributors are well-known and practical speakers from industries that produce, process and use aluminium internationally. Under the motto ‘Aluminium - Material for the Future’ the experts will talk about the latest findings in the Plant and Equipment, additive Manufacturing, Automotive, Surface, Recycling Technologies and Aluminium Markets fields. The sessions can be booked separately and each will last half a day. The conference language is English and there will be simultaneous translation into German and English.

Key data

Title Aluminium 2018 Conference | Aluminium - Material for the Future
Date 9.10.2018 - 11.10.2018
Location Messe Düsseldorf | Congress Center Ost | 40474 Düsseldorf
Language The congress language is English. There will be simultaneous translation into German and English.
Sessions Plant and Equipment
Additive Manufacturing
Aluminium Markets

Please also visit us on our GDA booth at the ALUMINIUM 2018: Hall 13, booth K15.

“The ALUMINIUM is the leading exhibition for the aluminium industry and since being held for the first time 21 years ago it has developed into the largest platform for our sector worldwide.” (GDA’s executive director Christian Wellner)

Review: ALUMINIUM 2016

GDA had its own stand (Hall 13 / Stand K15) at the ALUMINIUM 2016 trade fair, where it provided information on the services it has to offer and gave advice on the use of aluminium in a company-neutral and product-independent manner. Current topics of interest to the sector were discussed during the GDA Aluminium Talks, which were hosted discussions on the GDA stand with participants from the aluminium industry and the aluminium-user industry.

Review: Conference 2016

About 250 participants registered for the ALUMINIUM Conference 2016, which took place from 29 November 2016 to 1 December in Düsseldorf.


Georg Grumm

Head of Information and Communication

Phone: +49 211 47 96 - 160