The Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL), the Middle East’s premier
trade event for the aluminium industry, will take place from November 21-23 in Riyadh.
ARABAL is a key platform to highlight pressing market challenges and trends, educate
stakeholders and encourage innovation in the aluminium sector both regionally and
The 25th edition of ARABAL will be hosted by Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining
Company), the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East.
It will focus on key challenges and opportunities such as achieving industry
decarbonization and net zero, related industries in the region.
Key minds that will be contributing to the conversations this year include: Ghannam Al
Ghannam, VP, Commercial Aluminium, Ma’aden; Abdalla Al Zarooni, Vice President,
Technology Development & Transfer, EGA; Mark Achwin, General Manager – Mining
and Metals EAM, Bechtel Corporation; Amin Sultan, Chief Power Officer, Alba; Agnello
Borim, COO, Sohar Aluminium; and Dr. Rayed Al-Rayes, CEO, Dussur to name but a
ARABAL also features a 2 day international exhibition which runs alongside the
conference and showcases best-in-class products, services and innovations. It provides
a distinctive opportunity for networking, conducting business and discussing both urgent
issues and inspiring prospects faced by the industry with leading companies such as
Pyrogenesis, Glama, Ria Cast House, REGAL and Ad Tech on the expo floor.
Testimonials from past participants:
“The ARABAL conference is a good meeting place for our industry and suppliers in the
Simon Storesund, Chief Supply Chain & Bus. Dev. Officer, Supply Chain, Emirates
“ARABAL is a fantastic event for the LME, with the opportunity to meet and connect with
the largest producers of LME brands in the region and discuss some of the most
imperative topics related to the aluminium industry.”
Hugo Brodie, Vice President – Group CEO Office (Sustainability and Commodities
Strategy), London Metal Exchange
“ARABAL is an excellent opportunity to engage with senior leadership and subject
matter experts from across the aluminium industry in the Arab World and beyond, to
share best practice and exchange ideas for meeting future challenges and
Diana France, Partner, HFW
ARABAL thanks all of the 2023 sponsors, partners and supporters:
Gulf Markets International (GMI) | Wagstaff Inc. | Alubase | Bechtel | Pyrotek | Tokai
COBEX | Chandi Steel Industries Limited (CSIL) | Fives | Global Industrial Resources
W.L.L (GIR) | REEL | Refratechnik | RODABELL | AlCircle | Alu-web | Aluminium
International Today | Argus Media | Eye of Dubai | Eye of Riyadh | International
ALUMINIUM Journal | Light Metal Age | Mid East Information | UAE News 247 | FSC |
A&L | The Construction Data | Gulf Construction | The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) |
Aluminium Two Thousand Congress | CRU | FastMarkets | Japan Aluminium
Association | Oxford Business Group
For more details please visit the website – www.arabal.com.
ARABAL first began in 1983 in Kuwait with the aim of bringing together the leading
figures in the Middle East Aluminium to strengthen ties and discuss the issues of the
day to provide an overview about the entire aluminium industry. Over the past 40 years,
it has become an event of international repute, bringing together leaders from the
aluminium industry across the world to network and conduct business.
Ma’aden is the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East,
Ma’aden falls among the fastest-growing mining companies in the world, with revenues
of SAR 40.3 billion ($10.7 billion) in 2022. The company is spearheading the mining
industry into the third pillar of the Saudi economy in line with Vision 2030 and aims to be
a role model in responsible and sustainable operations.