Hydro Brazil in conference spotlight

Head of Bauxite & Alumina Silvio Porto represented Hydro and Brazil at Metal Bulletin’s Bauxite & Alumina Conference in Miami on March 16.

March 17, 2017
Operations in Brazil in the spotlight of international conference
Head of Bauxite & Alumina Silvio Porto

Topics covered in the conference included market trends, the industry situation in various countries, the political and economic impacts and the future of the sector.

"This event is one of the most important in the area of Bauxite & Alumina, since it brings together all the major suppliers and the big companies that participate in this challenging market. It was good to get even more knowledge of how the market behaves today and also have forecasts for the future of the industry. And from what we saw here, we are taking the right attitude towards the sector," Porto says.

He adds that Hydro's positioning benefits not only the company but also the aluminium sector in Brazil, since he also acts as president of the Brazilian Aluminium Association - Abal.

"Hydro, as a sponsor of this conference, was highlighted to our stakeholders, which helps strengthen our image and our activities for the future," he says.

The Bauxite & Alumina Conference is organized by Metal Bulletin, the largest organizer of meetings of metals industries in the world.

The event was also attended by B&A directors Anderson Baranov, Government Affairs & Communications; Rafael Costa, Technology; and Simon Storesund, Head of the Commercial unit.

Updated: March 17, 2017