GDA at ALUMINIUM 2016
Industry event, Aluminium Talk and Aluminium Conference
At ALUMINIUM 2016, which will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Düsseldorf, the GDA will be presenting itself at its own exhibition booth (hall 13 / booth K15). There, the GDA will offer information about its services and provide neutral and comprehensive product advice on applications for aluminium. The GDA booth will also act as meeting place where visitors and exhibitors from different industries can exchange information with each other. The GDA has put together an attractive support programme comprised of technical presentations from the “Aluminium Conference” and expert discussions from “Aluminium Talk”, providing an opportunity to exchange views.
Central topics of the GDA at ALUMINIUM 2016 are resource efficiency and lightweight construction. In times of diminishing reserves of raw materials and limited, but in particular expensive energy, the importance of recycling resources and raw materials is constantly increasing. In a country lacking in raw materials like Germany, a supply of primary materials for the production of metal is extremely vital. With the "lightweight construction" megatrend, in particular, aluminium will be increasingly in demand and processed into an array of products, which, at a later date after being used, must be retained in the economic cycle as the valuable resource they represent. The goal of the GDA is to make customers, consumers and politicians more aware of the entire product cycle.
"ALUMINIUM has become a reflection of and dynamic factor of growth in the aluminium industry," says GDA Managing Director, Christian Wellner. "Since its first edition, 19 years ago now, not only has ALUMINIUM become the industry's main event and the world's largest platform for the lightweight material, but production and demand for aluminium have doubled in this same period, too." The GDA is a co-initiator and conceptual partner of ALUMINIUM.
Aluminium Conference and Aluminium Talk
“Aluminium Talk”: Dates and subjects
In the GDA “Aluminium Talk” discussion series – a moderated discussion group with panellists from the aluminium and applications industries – current industry subjects will be discussed.
Talk I: "Internationalisation of aluminium markets – The role of China"
on 29 November 2016, 03:00 p.m.
Dr. Ing. Hinrich Mählmann, President of GDA
Prof. Dr. Markus Taube, Chair of East Asian Economic Studies/China, University of Duisburg-Essen
Talk II: "Recycling – Challenges for aluminium as raw material"
on 30 November 2016, 03:00 p.m.
Thomas Reuther, Board Member, TRIMET ALUMINIUM SE
Dipl.-Wi-Ing. Helmut Greiner, Managing Director, AMAG Casting
Both talks will be moderated by WDR Moderator, Helmut Rehmsen.
GDA organises conference for ALUMINIUM 2016
Parallel to ALUMINIUM 2016, the GDA is holding the accompanying conference in collaboration with the exhibition organiser, Reed Exhibitions. Under the heading "Aluminium - Material for the Future", a total of 42 presentations are planned for the three-day period of the trade show in the sessions Markets, Automotive, Surface, Recycling, and Plant and Processes. Notable speakers from international firms will speak at all sessions of the conference and present examples from actual practice. The presentations will offer a broad and intensive overview of the future opportunities of aluminium as raw material in the different application markets. All presentations will be simultaneously translated into German and English.
The conference for ALUMINIUM 2016 begins every morning at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Each individual session lasts a half day. The subjects are combined in such a way that conference visitors will be able to spend the second half of the day at the trade show. The sessions can be booked individually.
The admission fee per session is 250.- euros plus VAT. This covers conference reading materials and admission to the trade show. Special prices are available for those attending multiple sessions.