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ALUMINIUM 2018 12th World Trade Fair & Conference
09 – 11 October 2018
Messe Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • 26 July 2018

    Aluminium industry: Digital manufacturing on the rise

    The aluminium industry is getting ready for digitalisation and the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. Those are the findings of a survey of 240 aluminium experts from 39 countries conducted on the occasion of the ALUMINIUM World Trade Fair 2018. Industry 4.0 applications are on the agenda for about 90 per cent of companies. Some 62 per cent are already developing strategies or have reached the implementation phase.

  • 12 July 2018

    ALUMINIUM INDIA 2019 to be held with INCAL Conference for the first time

    India’s biggest industry event to be held in Bhubaneswar from 31 January – 2 February     India is one of the fastest growing aluminium markets. Industry is adding...

  • 03 July 2018

    Lightweight construction will continue to pose the greatest challenge for the automotive industry in future

    • Aluminium share per automobile to rise to between 160 and 180 kg by 2020 • Trade fair shows new material and process developments in and with aluminium Low-weight...

  • 11 January 2018

    ALUMINIUM 2018 – New topics to meet the future

          Global production of aluminium has reached a record high level; the energy transition and the transport sector are driving demand for light metals. The precise...

  • 06 September 2017

    Announcing Jens Plass as new Project Manager Sales of materials trade fairs

    Jens Plass (48) is taking over as the new Project Manager Sales in charge of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland’s materials trade fairs. He succeeds Jessica Kristian, whose focus will shift to marketing the global network of ALUMINIUM events. These changes are aimed at further expanding the range of international sales activities.

  • 25 July 2017

    ALUMINUM USA moves to Nashville in 2017

    Taking place for the second time on 25 and 26 October, ALUMINUM USA will showcase the potential of the American aluminium industry. Following the successful 2015 premiere in Detroit, the trade show is moving to the MUSIC CITY CENTER in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2017. Once again, the Aluminum Association will serve as partner. An extensive supporting programme will enhance the diverse range of goods and services offered by the exhibitors.

  • 01 December 2016

    Final Report 2016: The lightweight route to success

    Larger, more international, more professionally accomplished: ALUMINIUM broke records again across disciplines. Six per cent more exhibitors, two percent more visitors and a 65 per cent increase in internationality make it abundantly clear that the potential of and outlook for lightweight solutions is still growing immensely. A total of 992 exhibitors from 58 nations and 24,748 trade visitors came to the world’s largest industry trade fair in Düsseldorf. “With that, ALUMINIUM is among a select group of industry shows that grow from event to event”, says Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, the organiser of ALUMINIUM. Since the debut event in 1997, the number of exhibiting companies has jumped nearly fivefold; the number of visitors quadrupled.

  • 01 December 2016

    The winners of the EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM AWARD 2016

    From a 3D-printed motorcycle to a high-tech building facade designed by star architect Zaha Hadid: once again this year, the aluminium industry’s most creative and unusual new...



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