Aluminium Dubai 2011, the second edition of the Middle East's aluminium trade show, has recently concluded with trade exhibitors reporting a significant increase in the number and total value of projects that were signed, which included a $300m turnkey EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract between Italian company FATA EPC and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company.
Event organiser Reed Exhibitions likewise revealed that Aluminium Dubai 2011, which saw the participation of 177 exhibitors, also registered a record visitor turnout, as footfall increased by 8% compared to the previous year, to reach 3,000 visitors from over 50 countries.
Aluminium Dubai serves as a regional platform that brings together international industry leaders including aluminium producers, processors and manufacturers of raw materials and end products with aluminium components as well as suppliers of technologies and accessories for aluminium production, processing and refinement.
"The overwhelming turnout this year confirms the status of Aluminium Dubai as an important networking platform that caters to all key players of the global aluminium industry. Moreover, the total value of deals that have been closed in this year's edition underlines the immense potential of the Middle East as a major business destination for international suppliers, technology vendors and other companies catering to the entire value chain of the aluminium industry. With the excellent turnout and impressive deals that were signed this year, several exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in the next edition of Aluminium Dubai," said Tarek Ali, Show Manager, Aluminium Dubai, Reed Exhibitions.
In addition to attracting companies directly involved with the production of aluminium and aluminium products, Aluminium Dubai 2011 also gathered decision makers from companies operating in the GCC and MENA region that are involved in industries like manufacturing and processing, building and construction, packaging, hardware, automotive and transport, power transmission, factory and machinery production and metal & commodity markets.