The Aluminium Symposium set out 25 years ago with the goal of bringing the aluminium industry and academia together and adding new regional power to international symposia and scientific studies in the US and the EU. In the meantime, the symposium has become an important platform where scientific and technological developments are presented and global trends in aluminium are shared.
Due to its superior properties such as flexibility, lightweight, easy formability and 100% recyclability, aluminium is the material that meets the current and future needs of modern life in the most accurate way. For this reason, its application areas are expanding day by day and becoming an integral part of our daily life from construction to packaging, transportation and defence industries. In addition,
aluminium not only offers sustainable production with its endless recyclability, but also is frequently the material of choice with its environmental features in our world, where natural resources are rapidly depleted. Our symposium becomes even more significant, as the need for aluminium increases day by day. In the 9th International Aluminium Symposium, where all aspects of aluminium will be studied, important industry representatives from around the world will take part as guest speakers this year. As a result of the efforts made with great devotion and diligence, it is also pleasing to see that our symposium adopts an ever more international identity with each passing year.
I would like to thank the Executive Committee of the International Aluminium Symposium, the Scientific Committee and the Advisory Board and the sponsors, who make the organization of this event possible every two years, with their invaluable contributions. I would also like to express my gratitude to our contributors for their valuable presentations.
This year, important industry representatives from the world will take part as guest speakers at the 9th International Aluminium Symposium, which will be held simultaneously with the ALUEXPO 2019 6th International Aluminium Technology, Machinery and Products Trade Fair. With this symposium, which will cover all aspects of aluminium, we aim to share the scientific and technological developments that will shape the industry in an international environment as well as to create a vision for our Turkey’s place and future in the aluminium world.
With the symposium organized by Turkish Aluminium Industrialists Association (TALSAD), TUBITAK Marmara Research Center (TUBITAK MRC), UCTEA Chamber of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers Training Center (METEM) and Hannover-Messe Ankiros Exhibition, we will achieve this goal and we will continue to shape not only the present, but also the future of aluminium.
I sincerely thank all our shareholders and supporters who have made important contributions to the organization of the 9th International Aluminium Symposium.
9th International Aluminium Symposium Executive Committee Chairman