Hydro will have a strong presence at ARABAL 2012, the most important gathering for the Middle East aluminium industry, set for November 20-22 in Doha, Qatar.
Hydro’s joint venture aluminium company Qatalum is hosting the event, the Arab International Aluminium Conference, and top Hydro representatives will be on hand for presentations and cultural events.
The three-day event kicks off with a tour of the world-class Qatalum aluminium plant, which Hydro owns with the Qatar Petroleum Co.
Svein Richard Brandtzæg, Hydro President and CEO, will speak on how to bridge the short-term challenges and the long-term opportunities of aluminium and the industry on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Here are the Hydro and Qatalum presenters:
• Asgeir Bardal, Program Manager HAL4e, Primary Metal Technology, Hydro, will participate in the panel discussion “Future technology,” Wednesday, Nov. 21
• Tom Petter Johansen, CEO of Qatalum, will participate in the panel discussion “Future Prospects of Aluminum Industry in the GCC” (Gulf Cooperation Council), Wednesday, Nov. 21
• Chris Devadas, General Manager Hydro Aluminium QSTP, will lead the workshop “Enhancing the usage of aluminium products in the Gulf region by metallurgical and design controls,” Thursday, Nov. 22.
The last day of the conference is rounded off by a “Culture Night” sponsored by Hydro at the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. The program will feature performances by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian singer Helene Bøksle.