Bhubaneswar Odisha to host global aluminium meet in January 2019 for the first time



Odisha will, for the first time, play host to the International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL) in January 2019.

The conference, based on the theme "Driving Growth and Development", will be held from January 31 to February 3. Organized by the Aluminium Association of India (AAI), under the aegis of the Union mines ministry, the meet is aimed at bringing the international aluminum fraternity under one roof.

T K Chand, chairman of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and president at AAI said, “The event will provide a mega platform to exchange ideas on the latest technological advances, deliberate on Aluminium Roadmap 2030. 


Issues such as upstream and downstream integration will be discussed. New opportunities will be explored. The meet will see extensive networking and B2B meetings.” The conference is being planned to focus on ‘Think Aluminium: Think Odisha’, to promote Odisha as a destination for aluminum industries and as the aluminum capital of the country.

The conference will be attended by top executives of global aluminium industries such as Alcan of Canada, Alcoa of the US, Chalieco & Chinalco of China, EMAL of Emirates, DUBAL of Dubai, Rio Tinto (London), Rusal of Russia, Norsk Hydro of Norway and equipment suppliers such as FL Smidth of Denmark, SMS of Germany, Danielle, Alex & Properzi of Italy and Carbon Savoie of France.


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