Aluminium Conferences & Exhibitions


17 – 19 April 2018


The 9th MINEX Central Asian Mining & Exploration Forum will be held on 17 - 19 April 2018 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Organised under the central theme “Central Asia – moving up with the buoyant markets” - the Forum will offer an industry-wide discussion on strategic rethinking of mining industry development and will highlight emerging investment and technological opportunities across the mineral-rich countries of Central Asia.

17 – 20 April 2018


Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, Germany

The exhibition covers the following range of topics:
Systems and equipment for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating - Application systems and spray guns - Liquid paints and powdered enamels - Automation and conveyor technology - Compressed air technology - Cleaning and pre-treatment, etc.…
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 19 - 20 April 2018

Aluminium Automotive Sheet Training Course

Banbury, UK

Innoval Technology has announced a new training course about aluminium automotive sheet. It will take place on 19-20 April 2018 at Innoval’s offices in Banbury. Anyone can attend.


23 – 25 April 2018

CRU’s 24th World Aluminium Conference

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London, UK

The event provides concise insight on supply, demand, price, premiums, sustainability and costs for the benefit of a highly-influential audience from the global aluminium industry.

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24 – 26 April 2018

IIAC 2018 – 5th Iran International Aluminium Conference and Exhibition

Olympic Hotel – Teheran, Iran

Iran international Aluminium Conference is one of the most important gatherings for Aluminium professionals and a well-known exhibition for Aluminium products, technologies and investments in the Middle East which is upheld every 2 years.

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24 – 26 April 2018

7th Annual Galm Europe 2018

Birmingham, UK

The focus of the 7th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit, which takes place on 24 -26 April 2018 in Birmingham, UK, is improving material selection strategies, optimising multi material architectures and introducing new design solutions.

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29 April - 02 May 2018


Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

FABEX Saudi Arabia Exhibition is the Arab's leading international Metal Forming, Fabricating and Finishing Exhibition dedicated to the GCC and Saudi Arabia in particular;  featuring machines, equipment for sheet metal, tubes and pipes, wire and steel structures, metal melting, metal works. Further to furnaces & heat treatment, surface treatments, handling, storing, tools, testing, and finishing.

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MAY 2018

03 - 05 May, 2018

21st BuildExpo Africa 2018

Convention Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Buildexpo is the most prominent building and construction trade exhibition in Kenya and one of the largest fairs in Africa. Africa, the market of the millennium has been gaining immense attention from global manufacturers and exporters seeking tie-ups with importers in Africa for building products. The Kenya construction trade fair in 2018 featured exhibitors from over 40 countries. While visitors attended from 11 African and 17 other countries India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany, etc…

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07 – 10 May 2018



The 2nd International Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference (BR2018). The event attracts researchers from around the world to promote the most realistic and scientifically sound solutions for bauxite residue. Ideas that are novel and exciting, in the framework of industrial symbiosis, which can exploit the potential of Bauxite Residue as a secondary resource.

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07 – 10 May 2018

Qatar’s Unique Construction Arena

Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC), Qatar

Project Qatar is the country’s only business exhibition specialized in construction and all related industries. After 14 successful editions, the show promises fast market penetration into the country’s lucrative construction market, and the opportunity to generate new business leads with companies of all sizes. Project Qatar 2018, is thus a peerless platform, and participation is essential for everyone aiming at seizing a share of Qatar’s arena of opportunities.

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08 - 09 May 2018

Future Aluminium Forum

Hotel Michelangelo, Milan, Italy

What does industry 4.0 mean to the future of the aluminium industry and how can it assist in the quest for greater efficiencies? Attend the Future Aluminium Forum in Milan to join this debate, hear from experts and network with solution providers and industry peers. The Future Aluminium Forum is a live discussion that will examine how Industry 4.0 and ‘smart manufacturing’ will revolutionise aluminium manufacturing and processing and analyse the benefits that can be gained from doing so.

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09 – 11 May 2018

Chongqing International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition

Chongqing Internationl Expo Center, Chongqing, China

As the most professional and fast growing surface finishing exhibition in China, SF EXPO is the ONLY global surface engineering expo approved by UFI. Every year, it makes great contributions to the technology exchange and international trade for surface finishing industry. In the two sessions of SF EXPO Chongqing, nearly 400 domestic and overseas brands has joined the fair, having attracted 16000 visits from the principals of purchasing and engineering department of user companies.

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14 - 18 May 2018

Rolling Technology Course

Innoval, Banbury, Oxford, UK

The Aluminium Rolling Technology Course covers all the key aspects of hot and cold rolling of aluminium flat products. 


17 - 19 May 2018


KICC, Nairobi, Kenya

Exhibitors from over 30 countries and visitors from 11 African and 12 other countries have made Autoexpo the most prolific automobile, spares and accessories trade exhibition in Kenya and one of the largest fairs in Africa. Africa, the market of the millennium has been gaining immense attention from global manufacturers and exporters seeking tie-ups with importers in Africa for automotive products & spares.

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30 – 31 May 2018



GALM Asia 2018 will bring the best of the best in Chinese and international automotive engineers to lay out lightweight engineering approaches for mixed material bodies from across Asia, the US and Europe to deliver actionable, transferrable insight for Asian OEMs.

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JUNE 2018

05 - 07 June 2018

HARBOR’s 11th Aluminum Outlook Summit

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, USA

HARBOR’s 11th Aluminum Outlook Summit is the world's largest and strategic aluminum gathering.

Over 500 participants, representing more than 260 companies, meet to network; get industry knowledge and the latest aluminum market intelligence and outlook. Experience 2 days of: networking with new metal suppliers, clients, brokers & industry players from all over the world; understanding emerging aluminum industry and pricing trends, new players & trade flow changes.

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05 - 07 June 2018

Surface Technology

New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany

SurfaceTechnology GERMANY is a showcase for all the key trends in the surface treatment industry. Here you can talk to visiting professionals, explore your focus themes with fellow industry experts, develop lasting business relationships and pave the way for new sales orders.

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20 – 23 June 2018

Surface & Coatings 2018


The Surface and Coatings in Bangkok is an international trade fair and conference for surface engineering, coatings and paints. The product groups represented include coating systems, surface treatment equipment, coatings, automation and handling systems, measurement and analysis equipment and more. The exhibition demonstrates the latest technologies for almost all applications.

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JULY 2018

11 - 13 July 2018

Aluminium China 2018

Shanghai, China

ALUMINIUM CHINA is Asia's top aluminium industry platform for the complete aluminium industry supply chain, bringing together leading industry figures, cutting edge technologies and advanced applications.

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21 – 23 August 2018

GALM 2018


The 7th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) event takes place in Detroit, USA, on the 21 – 23 August 2018 and provides design solutions, material strategies and lightweighting insights.


22 - 25 August 2018


World Trade Center Metro Manila, Manila, Philippines

Riding on the growing automotive industry, the Philippines vision of the auto parts industry is to strengthen the country position as a significant automotive player in the medium-term and become a regional hub for vehicles and parts in Asia supported by a strong domestic supplier base.

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03 - 05 September 2018


São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, São Paulo, Brazil

ExpoAlumínio counts with the presence of professionals from the entire aluminum production chain and its consumer sectors, such as packaging, civil construction, transportation, machinery and equipment, consumer goods and others.

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09 – 14 September 2018

Alumina 2018

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC), Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

The conference offers a unique opportunity to hear about the latest developments in alumina production and to network with other alumina producers, researchers and suppliers. The conference theme Efficiency for the Future reflects the current industry focus on cost reduction, optimisation of raw materials.



09 - 11 October 2018


Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

ALUMINIUM is the world's leading trade show and B2B-platform for the aluminium industry and its main applications. It is THE must-attend event for the aluminium industry and a powerful sourcing platform by uniting producers, processors and also end-consumers as well as technology suppliers. ALUMINIUM is showcasing international innovations from the entire value chain.

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 17 - 19 October 2018

European Symposium on Surface Science

Hotel Westminster, Nice, France

Interall is glad to sponsorize the 3rd EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON SURFACE SCIENCE that will be held from 17 to 19 October 2018, at the Westminster Hotel, in Nice, France. 

The event is organized by EMASST that is an Association which aims to bring subjects and skills together that work in the field of Science and Technology of materials surfaces.

To download the brochure of the event - click here

To download the abstract template that has to be submitted by April 30th 2018 - click here

To fill in the registration form - click here

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07 – 11 November 2018

TMTS 2018 – Taiwan International Machine Tool Show

Greater Taichung International Expo Center (GTIEC), Taichung City, Taiwan

The exhibition is planned for the following thematic pavilion • Metal cutting machines • Metal forming machines • Machine tool accessories, components, parts, fluid power, CNC control system & auxiliary equipment • Cutting tools, toolholding & workholding devices, measurement instruments • Smart manufacturing system • Media, associations, service sector

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21 - 24 November 2018


Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

METALEX 2017 is the largest machine tools and metalworking event in ASEAN where over 10,000 technologies from 3,300 brands will display state-of-the-art capabilities. Over 100,000 participants will discover next level of manufacturing from launches of 4,000 innovations as well as groundbreaking features including first-in-ASEAN “SUPER ROBOTS,” “METALEX Talks,” “100 HOT TECHS,” METALEX conferences, Business Matchmaking, and more.

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MARCH 2019

18–19 March 2019

European Coatings Show Conference 2019

Convention Centre Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

The European Coatings Show Conference on April 3 and 4 impressed again with a growing popularity: Over 840 participants from about 50 countries set another record for this hub for discussion among coating researchers and developers.


APRIL 2019

9 - 13 April 2019

11th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress

BHR Hotel Treviso (Venice), Italy

The not-to-be-missed Aluminium Event will return in 2019.

One week to increase your business and meet AluExperts joining the Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress.

Three days, each with 4 parallel sessions, full of technical and scientific presentations about aluminium and related innovations and discoveries, more than 100 papers and 30 booths in the exhibition area.

Entertainment program for all participants and accompanying persons.


- Abstract deadline: 30 Apr. 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 9-13 April 2019!

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