Well established as the leading global gathering of aluminium recycling executives, this year's International Recycled Aluminium Conference proved to be the one of the biggest yet with close on 200 attendees from all segments of the recycling industry loop, and an even more international delegate profile than ever before.
Key talking points on the agenda included the latest trends in scrap availability and prices, automotive aluminium demand and how the increasing use of sheet in car bodies is impacting on the recycling loop, packaging recycling, regulatory issues and of course what is happening in major economies such as India and China.
More perhaps than in some of our other events, technology and innovation played a prominent part on the agenda, from high-tech automated scrap sorting processes to new furnace and melt designs, as recyclers seek to find ever more cost-effective and efficient ways of extracting maximum value from secondary raw materials.
Who could you meet?
200+ delegates from 120+ companies based in 37 countries gathered in Madrid to renew and create business contacts and cover pressing market topics.
Reasons for attending:
- Meet decision-makers from the secondary smelting and re-melting business around the globe
- Examine and discuss industry dynamics with our expert panel of international speakers
- Get an insight into scrap availability, end-use demand and technology trends to help you succeed
- Uncover market opportunities and technology options for making your business more successful
- Optional pre-conference field trip to Hydro Aluminio’s Azuqueca re-melt plant
Speaker Q&A #1
Jonathan Margalit, Business Development Manager - Precious Metals & Regulatory, Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments, USA discusses the need and uses for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers in the aluminium scrap industry
Speaker Q&A #2
Holger Ellman, Director, Argentum Metal Management Ltd, UK discusses the aluminium and scrap market trends in the remaining months of 2015 and into 2016
"Good quality papers and high level delegates resulting in an education and informative exchange and great networking" - Chris Emes, CEO, Mechatherm
"Great event as always - updated information on market trends and challenges combined with networking opportunities" - Markus Schober, Managing Director, Hammerer Aluminium Industries