Venue: Shangri La Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 21st International Recycled Aluminium Conference is to be taken place from 03 November 2013 - 05 November 2013 at Shangri La Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Globally the aluminium recycling business continues to grow as more and more of the metal is consumed in packaging, transport, construction and other applications. But the centre of gravity of the recycling business is veering east towards the more rapidly developing markets -be it in Eastern Europe, Central Asia or the Asian Pacific Rim. Imported and, increasingly, domestically generated and collected scrap are feeding new secondary smelting and remelting capacity in these regions as recyclers in higher-cost areas grapple with ever tighter margins. Europe has seen some casualties of late, and long-established merchants and smelters are now having to refocus and reposition to remain in the game globally. Not that it is all plain sailing in the emerging markets: China for one is seeing its costs rising, and environmental legislation is making scrap imports and entry barriers to recycling more complex and expensive.
Responding to this eastwards shift in recycling growth, Metal Bulletin Event is taking its International Recycled Aluminium Conference to Dubai, at the heart of the Arabian Gulf aluminium arena and easily accessible for delegates from all around the globe. While the Middle East is more readily associated with primary smelting, urbanization, industrialization and the development of a downstream fabricating sector are giving rise to a rapidly growing recycling business: according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report, recycling tonnages in the GCC will rise from 292,000 tonnes in 2010 to nearly 600,000 tonnes by 2017. How much of this new scrap source will be available for export and the region’s recycling needs will be key points for discussion at the 21st International Recycled Aluminium Conference, the global gathering place for examining what is driving this sector at world, regional and national level.
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