United Arab Emirates’ Emirates Global Aluminium announced earlier this month that it would participate in the first-ever Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit, which is to take place at the end of this week.
According to EGA, the summit is the first worldwide meeting of the global manufacturing community. It is intended to be a forum for the meeting of business leaders, government officials, and representatives of civil society in order to direct the future of the manufacturing sector.
The conference, which is slated to be held at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi is an initiative between United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The event will be co-hosted by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
“The aluminium sector is a manufacturing and industrialisation success story for the UAE, and we are pleased that we can share that experience at the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit and learn from other industrial companies,” said EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Kalban.
EGA points out that aluminium is the United Arab Emirates’ biggest export after petroleum products. EGA also provides a great deal of its product to domestic industry – it supplies over two dozen companies in the United Arab Emirates. Aluminium production is also the country’s largest employer among energy-intensive industries.
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, EGA is an aluminium conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013. EGA holds interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting. It has a yearly production of aluminium of 2.4 million metric tons, making it one of the five largest primary aluminium producers in the world.