Few of us can claim to have missed the numerous references to China in the latest aluminium industry headlines. Be it the 9% Rio Tinto share buy over by Chinalco or Rusal’s latest bid to create JVs in China. Leaving all the hypes and speculations aside, China now succeeds America as both the world’s leading consumer and producer of aluminium with realistic projections for aluminium production accounting for over 40% of the world’s total by 2010. It is then difficult to imagine that only 4 years ago this mighty economy was without a dedicated professional international event to serve its aluminium industry! This all changed when Reed Exhibitions seized the opportunity to support the global aluminium community in exploring new partnership opportunities and trade potentials in China with the ALUMINIUM CHINA event.
Now firmly in the driving seat as Asia’s No.1 aluminium industry event with over 12,000 exhibiting and visiting professionals from 90 countries, ALUMINIUM CHINA will once again set precedence by bridging the gap between what is the heart of aluminium processing operations in China with the wider global community setting the scene for a new wave of enticing business partnerships and opportunities. With this 4th edition, ALUMINIUM CHINA 2008 will take the global aluminium community to the City of Guangzhou during the 28th-30th May, 2008 in a move to push back the boundaries further through integrating the full exhibition experience with easily accessible factory visits, technical seminars and live demonstrations of products and equipment.
Guangzhou as a major business centre is less well known compared to Shanghai in the international arena, however its role as the centre of the major aluminium processing base in China and the manufacturing hub of the world demands serious attention. The wider Guangdong province encircling the city is home to over 350 extrusion, rolling and casting facilities accounting for over 1/4 of the national processing capacity. With the show located in Guangzhou, more than 70 top companies from the Guangdong province featuring top brands like Asia Aluminium, Kamkiu, Xingfa, Guangya, Xingya, Golden Aluminium, Haomei etc. will join the show with a full attendance of their high level management and technical professionals. Chinalco heading up a long list of leading companies from around China will be participating as a major exhibitor for four years in the row presenting the group’s combined smelting and processing capabilities represented by its sub groups all within a 270 sqm stand.
In terms of international participation, the show managed to attract over a hundred well known exhibitors from 26 nations, with such industry leaders like Alcoa, Aleris, Dubal, Novelis, Furukawa-Sky, Siemens VAI, Wagstaff, Fata Hunter, Granco Clark etc. covering the world latest technology developments and innovative products.
Complementing the exhibition this year will be a series of factory visits only made possible by the show’s perfect location. Dozens of major plants and facilities are within 3 hours drive from the venue making day trips possible for the first time. On top of factory tours, the show will present a dedicated seminar program which will feature introduction and analysis of the latest industry trends and hottest technology focusing on China located within the hall grounds.
As long term supporter of the event, China Non Ferrous Industry Association along with China’s leading aluminium information and consultancy provider Antaike will be launching a newly enhanced conference “China Aluminum Fabrication Forum” as part of the ALUMINIUM CHINA exhibition and conference mix. This leading conference is supported by the IAA, AA, JAA, EAFA and will feature topics covering the latest policies on aluminium fabrication in China, Chinalco’s Strategy on M&A in the fabrication sector as well rolling mill overview and much more.
ALUMINIUM CHINA 2008 will be held in the state of the art China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex. As the home to the famous Canton Fair, the Pazhou Complex is easily accessible via metro, bus or taxi with cutting edge facilities to support large international events. The host city Guangzhou is an international import and export hub with international airport to rival any major international city, while the dining and entertainment experience can only be matched by the bountiful business opportunities offered by the show creating a balanced and enjoyable experience.
Covering 21,000 sqm and attracting international participants from over 90 countries around the world and 30 provinces across China, ALUMINIUM CHINA 2008 will be an industry event not to be missed. We look forward to welcome you in Guangzhou in May.
For more information about the show, please logon to www.aluminiumchina.com