Host & Diamond Sponsor

Emirates Global Aluminium is the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer and the biggest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas.

EGA operates aluminium smelters in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, an alumina refinery in Abu Dhabi, and a bauxite mine and associated export facilities in the Republic of Guinea.

EGA produces one-in-every-25 tonnes of aluminium made worldwide, and supplies customers in more than 50 countries. Aluminium is among the world’s most versatile metals, and EGA’s global customers transform it into products that make modern life possible. EGA’s aluminium is primarily used in the construction, automotive, packaging, aerospace and electronics industries.

EGA produces one-in-every-25 tonnes of aluminium made worldwide, and supplies customers in more than 50 countries. Aluminium is among the world’s most versatile metals, and EGA’s global customers transform it into products that make modern life possible. EGA’s aluminium is primarily used in the construction, automotive, packaging, aerospace and electronics industries.EGA has focused on technology development for over 30 years, and has used its own technology for every smelter expansion since the 1990s to retrofit all its older production lines. In 2016 EGA became the first UAE industrial company to licence its core industrial process technology internationally.

As a corporate citizen of the UAE, EGA aspires in all its operations to be measured amongst the world’s leading metals and mining companies in meeting its environmental and social responsibilities. EGA was the first Middle East company to join ASI and to achieve a certification to the ASI Performance Standard. We were the first to achieve a certification in Guinea. Today, all of EGA’s operations are ASI-certified.

For more information on EGA please visit www.ega.ae.


Platinum Sponsor

Hydro – the aluminium and renewable energy company

Hydro is a leading aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable future. We're turning natural resources into vital material for developing modern society – through transparency, working to decarbonize production, social justice and contributing to nature-positivity. As we progress our industry into a greener future, we're bringing those industries that rely on aluminium, like automotive and construction, with us. We start to change the aluminium game.

Since 1905, Hydro has developed industries that matter to people and society, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 33,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries. Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

Our aluminium production kicks off in Brazil, where we run our Bauxite & Alumina operations. Our bauxite is processed in Hydro’s mines in Brazil and mixed with water, forming a pulp that is pumped through a 244-Km pipeline to our refinery, Hydro Alunorte, where bauxite is refined and transformed into alumina, the raw material for aluminium. Hydro Alunorte is the world ‘s largest certified alumina refinery.

Brazil operations are an important part of Hydro’s strategy as a global provider of innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMVIYlen59I&t=57s


Gold Sponsors

SNF is a specialty chemical company and an expert in water chemistry. All our products are used to treat, preserve, and recycle water. We help reduce energy needs and carbon intensity while contributing to the responsible extraction of key mineral resources essential to the energy transition.

As a global leader in designing and manufacturing water-soluble polymers, SNF continuously improves a range of more than 1,000 products, which helps preserve natural resources, encourages recycling, and improves industrial process efficiencies. SNF products have several complementary functionalities, making them suitable for solids-liquid separation, viscosity modification, and friction reduction applications.

SNF Group is the world leader in water chemistry, with 21 production facilities and subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. As a leader in our industry, we are responsible for addressing the planet’s environmental challenges by going even further and working faster to strengthen water chemistry’s ethical dimension.


Rio Tinto operates in 35 countries where our 57,000 employees are working to find better ways to provide the materials the world needs. Our portfolio includes iron ore, copper, aluminium and a range of other minerals and materials needed for people, communities and nations to grow and prosper, and for the world to cut carbon emissions to net zero. We continuously search for new projects that can support the energy transition, currently exploring for 8 commodities in 18 countries.

We have more than 150 years of mining and processing experience guiding our work. Today, our business relies on technology such as automation and artificial intelligence to help us run safer, more efficient operations and leave a lighter footprint.


Silver Sponsors

Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors.

For over six decades we have been helping clients with their existing mining and processing operations and their major developments, looking for ways to increase business value by reducing their capital and operating costs, managing risk and improving productivity.

Hatch has designed and executed projects in remote areas worldwide. Our expertise covers all aspects of remote infrastructure to support mining and processing operations in remote locations including mine and plant site industrial buildings and workshops, accommodation villages, utility systems, power generation, fuel storage and distribution, earthworks, drainage and water management, and geotechnical engineering.

Our global engineering footprint allows us to bring the best resources to a project while taking advantage of our value engineering hubs in China, South Africa, South America and elsewhere to ensure high quality, low cost engineering.

Clients benefit from our proven global procurement capability, providing low cost country sourcing opportunities and risk mitigation strategies. Our China procurement hub has a team of over 40 personnel including internationally certified inspectors and an established database of qualified vendors. Our recent procurement assignments have delivered savings to clients in the order of 15 – 25 percent.


Precision Light & Air is an instrumentation manufacturer specialising in process analysers. Our analysers are particularly suited to high-scale and high temperature applications as seen in the Alumina, Nickel and Copper Industries.


As a spinoff from former Solvay, Syensqo is a "science-based" company and one of the leading global pure play specialty chemical companies. We are explorers who partner to create breakthroughs that advance humanity. Syensqo Mining Solutions leverage more than 100 years of experience in mining chemistry, global supply chain and teams of professionals to develop unique reagent-based solutions that enable customers to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve sustainability. The business serves a diverse range of global markets, including alumina, copper, phosphates and more.


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, copper, silver, lead, zinc, nickel, metallurgical coal and manganese from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We also have a portfolio of high-quality development projects and options, and exploration prospects, consistent with our strategy to reshape our portfolio toward commodities that are critical for a low-carbon future.


Education Sponsor

AQW Inc. actively supports education and research on all aspects of alumina refining for the benefit of the industry, the global environment, and the communities in which it operates.

A high level of student participation has been a feature of all AQW Conferences since inception in 1988.

For Alumina 2024 we have introduced a generous Student Support Donation to assist international students to attend, and a mentor scheme to maximise the benefits of the experience.


Workshop Sponsors

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) is the only body representing the global primary aluminium industry. The Institute has the most comprehensive global data on Aluminium with more than 50 years of analysis on production, consumption, energy use and environmental impact. For more information, visit www.international-aluminium.org, or connect with us on X and LinkedIn.


South 32’s Silver Sponsorship is in support of the Decarbonisation Workshop


Conference App Sponsor

Rio Tinto operates in 35 countries where our 57,000 employees are working to find better ways to provide the materials the world needs. Our portfolio includes iron ore, copper, aluminium and a range of other minerals and materials needed for people, communities and nations to grow and prosper, and for the world to cut carbon emissions to net zero. We continuously search for new projects that can support the energy transition, currently exploring for 8 commodities in 18 countries.

We have more than 150 years of mining and processing experience guiding our work. Today, our business relies on technology such as automation and artificial intelligence to help us run safer, more efficient operations and leave a lighter footprint.


Lanyard Sponsor

SysCAD provides the platform to build a comprehensive, flexible model of a refinery, whether it is for an operating plant or a proposed design. Spanning more than 25 years, SysCAD continues to provide the Alumina industry with the tools needed for project justification, performance evaluation, training, planning, and optimisation.


Conference Bag Sponsor

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products with a vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. Our purpose is to turn raw potential into real progress, underpinned by Alcoa Values of integrity, operating excellence, care for people and courageous leadership.


Networking Break Sponsor

We are BOKELA – the Filtration People. We separate solids from liquids for the chemical, pharmaceutical and mining industries. One thing, however, is inseparably linked: our engineers and their passion for innovative filtration solutions. Thanks to that, we define standards worldwide and our technologies are considered as a benchmark for efficiency and sustainability and define the current state of the art. We are engineers with heart and soul! As experts for process filtration, BOKELA is an internationally renowned partner and provides exactly the right technology solution to ensure more efficiency, work safety and environmental compatibility. BOKELA researches, develops and constructs in Germany. The filter systems are built worldwide on site. Like with a modular kit, individual solutions for each customer are constructed of high-end, sophisticated components.


Premium Exhibitors

Filtrapol specializes in manufacture of textile products and supplies technical equipment and devices applicable in filtration. Knowledge and experience of employees, modern machinery, design and quality supervision systems, the materials used, allow us to deliver products that meet high technical requirements. We are approved supplier to alumina refineries.

Our company is producing almost all kind of filter elements for alumina refineries, like:
- filtercloths for filtrepresses
- covers for vacuum disc filters
- bags for Diastar filters
- Kelly filters


SysCAD provides the platform to build a comprehensive, flexible model of a refinery, whether it is for an operating plant or a proposed design. Spanning more than 25 years, SysCAD continues to provide the Alumina industry with the tools needed for project justification, performance evaluation, training, planning, and optimisation.


LECO Corporation, located in St. Joseph, Michigan, is a leading global provider of analytical instrumentation and equipment. LECO has been serving various industries for over 80 years. Advanced technologies and solutions in areas such as elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, and metallography have earned a reputation for excellence. The commitment to customer satisfaction sets LECO apart in the industry.


The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is the premier global filtration solutions company serving the Alumina Refining Industry for your Liquid-Solid Separation and Dry Filtration needs. We have been successfully partnering with leading Alumina and Aluminium producers worldwide for many decades. Solaft proudly joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group in December 2023. We look forward to seeing you at Booth #19.


Diemme® Filtration has the widest range of filters available on the global market in terms of size, design and technical characteristics. The equipment is tailor made and designed according to the needs of the specific application. Diemme® Filtration also began to design and supply its own range of high-rate thickeners, thus broadening the company’s scope of supply and giving more support to the customer.


Bray Controls Middle East

Bray, a high-performance company, with over 30 years of continuous success and worldwide operations in over 40 countries, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of flow control and automation products and accessories. Bray supplies valves, actuators, and controls, offering technical expertise to meet the specific needs of individual customers.


Sympatec develops, manufactures, sells, services and supports an innovative range of modular instruments for particle size and shape analysis in laboratory and process applications for customers worldwide

Typical applications comprise dry powders, granules, fibres, suspensions, emulsions, gels, sprays and inhalants – spanning a size range from 0.5 nm up to 34,000 µm. The instruments reliably deliver most accurate, reproducible and comparable results at shortest measuring times.


Sefar is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision monofilament fabrics for the filtration markets, through its own yarn production and weaving mills.

Based on extensive know-how, our global network of subsidiaries, and manufacturing centers in 27 countries on 6 continents, we can quickly and efficiently help our customers to achieve the best results in their industrial processes and applications.


GEA is one of the largest suppliers of process technology for a wide range of industries.

Based on an experience from more than 130 installations in alumina refineries worldwide, GEA provides leading evaporation and precipitation technologies for evaporation with mechanical vapor recompression, multiple-effect falling film evaporation, multi flash evaporation, purification and salting out, corrosive applications as well as environmental footprint reduction and reduction in utilities consumption.


Emerson is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world's essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more information, visit Emerson.com.


Testori Group since 110-Y, five companies worldwide including local presence in UAE; focused on Industrial filtration for production processes and environmental installations

In Aluminum World, processes from Bauxite filtration to Aluminum castings; Testori in liquid filtration offers cloths for Diastars, red mud, drum, and disc filtration & in dry filtration filter bags, air slides for GTC – FTC, Alumina bath and Carbon Units.


Exhibitors and Supporters

AKW Equipment + Process Design is a privately owned German company.

AKW Equipment + Process Design is specialized in wet mechanical process technology and equipment as well as engineering and plant construction. We focus on mineral and ore processing and environment technology.

Especially for Alumina Refineries worldwide we have successfully supplied, since 1978, hundreds of our AKA-VORTEX hydrocyclones and AKA-SPIDER clusters.

We engineer and realize customized processing units and plants that are technically and economically optimized, considering process parameters, defined input and output quantities and material properties.


Clear Edge is a business unit of Filtration Group Corporation, the world’s fastest growing filtration company. We are a market leader with a legacy of 200 years supplying industrial solid/liquid filtration solutions to globally recognized companies in the mining and chemical markets.

Clear Edge is unified by a singular drive; we take on our customers biggest process filtration problems and solve them through the material science designed into our products.


Official Media Partner

Aluminium International Today (AIT) is the leading bi-monthly English language journal dedicated to all sectors and regions of the international aluminium manufacturing and processing industry.

With more than 30 years’ experience, AIT is committed to delivering up-to date global news, events, and statistics, as well as more detailed technical articles, company and country profiles, conference reports and regular regional economic briefings.

The journal has changed dramatically since its formation and now publishes news regularly on its website: www.aluminiumtoday.com as well as a free weekly newsletter, which is sent to the inbox of more than 24,000 industry professionals.

In addition, AIT can be found discussing the latest industry news and views on social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn and on the Aluminium: ON AIR Podcast, which highlights the challenges faced across the sector and growing green technology trends.


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