History

The Arab International Aluminum Conference (ARABAL) was launched in 1983 in Kuwait, by an individual initiative of Mr. Mohammed Al Naki for the aim of establishing greater collaboration between leaders in the Arab aluminium industry, strengthening ties and addressing key challenges in the institutional framework on the regional and international level. ARABAL is the premier event for the Middle East’s Aluminium industry and the only conference in the world attended by every single primary aluminium manufacturer in the region, which makes the conference of choice for anyone interested in the Arab Aluminium industry.

The first ARABAL conference adopted the resolution of setting a permanent ARABAL secretariat office in Kuwait, appointing Mr. Mohammed Al Naki as a Chairman, and promised its continuity for the development of Aluminium industry in the Arab world.  The objective of ARABAL is to create a platform for cooperation among companies and authorities engaged in the Aluminium industry in the Arab region, and to enhance international networking in the industry.

2017 - 21st ARABAL

Hosted by Sohar Aluminium

Theme: Driving Strategic Growth across the Global Aluminium Industry

2016 - 20th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. Shiekh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Theme: Global Challenges – Seeking Solutions

UAE

2015 - 19th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.R.H Prince Saud bin Nayef Al Saud

Theme: Global Challenges Facing the Industry and Identifying Suitable Solutions and Opportunities

KSA

2014 - 18th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Theme: GCC: An Aluminium Power House

Bahrain

2013 - 17th ARABAL

Under the sponsorship of Emirate Aluminum Co

Theme: Together Driving the Aluminium Industry Forward - GCC Smelters - Opportunities, Investments & Future Plans

UAE

2012 - 16th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Minister of Commerce & Industry

Theme: Future Prospects of Aluminium Industry in the Middle East, of the rapid Regional and International changes and Future Plans of each Smelter

Qatar

2011 - 15th ARABAL

Chief Guest – HE Sheik Saad bin Mohammed Al Saadi, Minister of Commerce & Industry

Oman

2010 - 14th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Industry

Egypt

2008 - 13th ARABAL

Deputy Governor of Dubai Sheikh Hamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE

2006 - 12th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Industry

Egypt

2004 - 11th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Prime Minister

Bahrain

2001 - 10th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Deputy Governor of Dubai and the Minister of Industry and Commerce

UAE

1999 - 9th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Crown Prince & Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah

Kuwait

1997 - 8th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Prime Minister

Bahrain

1995 - 7th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Deputy Governor of Dubai and the Minister of Industry and Commerce

UAE

1993 - 6th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Industry

Egypt

1992 - 5th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah

Kuwait

1989 - 4th ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Prime Minister

Bahrain

1987 - 3rd ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Deputy Governor of Dubai and the Minister of Industry and Commerce

UAE

1985 - 2nd ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Industry

Egypt

1983 - 1st ARABAL

Under the Patronage of H.H. the Crown Prince & Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah

Kuwait