Sponsors 2023

Platinum Sponsors


Ma'aden is the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East and among the fastest-growing mining companies in the world, with revenues of SAR 40.3 billion ($10.7 billion) in 2022. We are developing the mining industry into the third pillar of Saudi economy in line with Vision 2030, and aim to be a role model in responsible and sustainable operations.  

We operate 17 mines and sites, have 6,000+ direct employees and export products to over 30 countries. We are embarking on massive growth over the next 18 years across phosphate, aluminium, gold, copper and new minerals - to leverage the Kingdom's estimated $1.3 trillion mineral endowment and international opportunities.

Gold Sponsors

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)

At plus-1.62 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) (2023), Alba is a world-leading aluminium smelter with a proud 50-year legacy in operational excellence, safety, environmental responsibility, and community development.  

A cornerstone of the Bahraini economy, Alba produces high-quality aluminium, including standard and value-added products, exported to over 270 customers globally. With sales’ offices in Europe (Zurich), Asia (Singapore), and a subsidiary in the U.S., Alba is a reliable partner on the world stage Alba is dually listed on Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange and its shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C. © (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investments Company (SIIC) (20.62%) and General Public (10%). Alba adheres to the highest international standard, holding certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, ISO 18788, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), ASI Performance Standard Certification, ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification and Ecovadis Certification.  

As the first aluminium smelter in the Middle East, Alba is central to Bahrain's thriving downstream aluminium sector, contributing significantly to the Kingdom's GDP. Committed to social responsibility, Alba employs a workforce that is 86% Bahraini nationals (2023) and invests heavily in employee training and development. Alba also plays a crucial role in the Aluminium Downstream Park, therefore increasing the contribution of non-oil sectors to the GDP of Bahrain. Alba has been recognised for its initiatives to produce Aluminium responsibly through awards such as Top ESG performer in Bahrain by ESG Invest, Safeguard Label from Bureau Veritas and Best Corporate Governance Award by Ethical Boardroom.  

For more details, please visit the company’s website (http://www.albasmelter.com).

Emirates Global Aluminium

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 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.

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a global leader in metals and mining. For 150 years, we have been looking for better ways to provide the materials the world needs, including aluminium, copper, iron ore and lithium, and now place the net zero transition at the heart of our business strategy  

Rio Tinto leads the aluminium industry with a large-scale, vertically-integrated business: bauxite mines and alumina refineries as well as smelters producing aluminium certified as responsible. We also produce some of the highest quality, lowest-carbon footprint aluminium in the world: the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of our managed Atlantic Operations smelters represents less than one-fifth of the industry average. As a fully integrated mining company, Rio Tinto has a unique vantage point of providing transparency and traceability into supply chains, and created the first sustainability label in the industry, the START label, that provides 14 ESG metrics so that customers and end-users have visibility into how their products were made.  

In addition, Rio Tinto is also working with the Governments of Canada and Quebec towards a deployment of the ELYSISTM zero carbon aluminium smelting technology at its Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean facilities with targets to have the technology available for installation from 2024 and the production of larger volumes of carbon-free aluminium approximately two years later.  

In 2023, Rio Tinto completed a recycling joint venture, which will allow us to build our supply of low-carbon aluminium in North America, providing customers with a fuller suite of aluminium products. This Matalco joint venture continues Rio Tinto’s investment in building its supply of low-carbon aluminium in North America. Previous investments include $1.1 billion to expand the use of its AP60 technology at its Arvida aluminium smelter in June 2023, $29 million to establish new recycling capabilities at the Arvida smelter in August 2022, and $188 million to increase billet production capability at the Alma smelter in July 2022, all in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.

Silver Sponsors

London Metal Exchange

The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s non-ferrous metals business is conducted on our three trading platforms: LMEselect (electronic), the Ring (open outcry) and the 24-hour telephone market.  

The global metals community uses the LME to trade futures and options to hedge against adverse price movements – prices which are discovered on our markets and used as global references.  

In 2023, 149 million lots were traded, equating to $15 trillion notional and 3.5 billion tonnes, with a market open interest high of 1.8 million lots.  

In December 2023, 1,163,830 tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 450 storage facilities in 14 countries across 32 global locations.  

Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, lithium, steel scrap, rebar and hot-rolled coil as well as aluminium premiums and alloys.  

All LME trades are cleared by LME Clear, which provides clearing and settlement services for users of the LME on all Ring, electronic and telephone trades.  

An HKEX Group Company, the LME also provides benchmark administration services to the platinum-group metals community.

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd

MBCL has maintained continued representation on the LME as a Category II member since 1991.We are a fully  integrated liquidity provider and broker of LME futures, derivatives and  price risk strategies for our global customer base. We are also active on Comex, in Aluminium Premiums, Iron Ore  and  Steel  Swaps

Our  wealth  of experience, drawn from  working with all aspects of industry, allows us to help  identify and  provide effective risk  management solutions and  pricing requirements

MBCL offers trading in forwards, options, cross currency, averaging, arbitrage, as well  as market intelligence, online execution and  client account access. We seek  to provide a complete industry service and  become a preferred counterpart for all your  trading and  risk  management needs

Innoval Technology Ltd

At Innoval, knowledge is our business. As aluminium consultants, we’re here to share our expertise to help you develop products and processes that are better for people and for the planet. We are a collective of expert consultants who work with partners to develop products and production methods that put sustainability, usability and efficiency first. We build long-term relationships to help organisations design, develop and manufacture better products for end-users and the environment. Our aluminium consultants come from a wide range of technical disciplines and their practical experience is varied; we have a huge amount of expertise under one roof.

Istanbul Ferrous and non-Ferrous Exporters Association

İstanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association (İMMİB) is a professional establishment in affiliation with Ministry of Trade, Republic of Türkiye, incorporating 6 exporters’ associations within its body. İMMİB represents six big exporter industries in Turkey which are chemicals, steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electronics, minerals, and jewellery. In 2023 the total export value of the 6 sectors represented by İMMİB constitutes 30% of Türkiye's total exports. İMMİB has almost 45.000 member companies producing and exporting in these associations.

İstanbul Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association (İDDMİB) is one of the association under the roof of İMMİB General Secretariat. Turkish Aluminium Industry has %38 share at İDDMİB’s export as being the first sector. Turkish Aluminium products are preferred by the world’s leading markets, recognized by specialist retailers and biggest chain stores for their high quality products certified to international standards while enjoying highly competitive prices and on time delivery. Türkiye, keeps pace with latest trends, fashion and Technologies and Turkish companies have being actively participating in the world’s leading exhibitions in Europe, Asia and USA for more than 30 years and and building up their brand “Turkish Aluminium” globally. The industry exports more than half of the production as finished goods. Exports of the Aluminium Industry reached 4,89 billion US$ in 2023. Turkish Aluminium sector makes export to more than 203 countries. There are approximately 1.500 active companies and employ more than 35.000 employees.

PSI Metals GmbH

PSI Metals is the leading provider of innovative production management software for the metals industry, combining Supply Chain Management, Advance Planning Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution System within one Service Platform (SP). It also specializes in business consulting studies that provide strategic information services, which help metals producers define their digitalization and decarbonization framework. PSI Metals is a subsidiary of PSI Software AG, a publicly traded company that focuses on software for energy, mobility and production management.  

Our end-to-end solutions enable aluminium and steel producers stay competitive by delivering tailored and configurable solutions since 1969. To support all processes such as planning, production, quality, logistics and energy, the PSImetals Service Platform allows sustainable and highly integrated solutions. PSImetals FutureLab investigates and develops the solutions of tomorrow based on PSImetals SP while taking into consideration the latest industry development. Therefore, PSI considers latest developments in the field of digitalization and user empowerment and supports its clients on their decarbonization missions.  

With our global presence in four continents and headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany, PSI Metals employs more than 300 committed experts that ensure smooth operations of the company in 10 countries.


DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through assessment and digital assurance solutions, DNV helps companies build trust and transparency around products, assets, supply chains and ecosystems.    

Whether certifying products, verifying claims or optimizing and decarbonizing supply chains, DNV helps companies manage risks and realize their long-term strategic goals, improving ESG performance and generating lasting, sustainable results.  

Combining sustainability, supply chain and digital expertise, DNV works to create new assurance models enabling interaction and transaction transparency across value chains. Drawing on our wide technical and industry expertise, we work with companies worldwide to bridge trust gaps among consumers, producers and suppliers.  

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

Chandi Steel Industries Limited

Chandi Steel Industries Ltd, is an associate of Jai Balaji Group located in West Bengal, India .

Chandi Steel is now emerging as one of the global leaders for manufacturing Cathode Collector Bar, Copper Insert / Onsert Collector Bar, Anode Stub, Pig Iron & Cast Iron. Chandi Steel is a leading manufacturer of Grinding Media Rod & Forged, Machined Products used in railways, defence, automobile and mining industry.

Chandi Steel is committed to manufacture & supply quality products as per customers specification. Chandi Steel is dedicated to continuous improvement of the quality management system.