Alba CEO key panelist at Fastmarkets International Aluminium Conference

Barcelona, Sept. 13 (BNA): Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), was a panellist on the Opening Executive Panel: ‘State of the Aluminium Industry’ at the 37th Fastmarkets International Aluminium Conference 2023 that is being held from September 12-14 in Spain.


The Opening Executive Panel, comprising top executives from the aluminium industry, Hilde Merete Aasheim, Hydro’s President and CEO, and Ron Knapp, Hongqiao Group’s Special Advisor.


The panel explored several topics including the global supply, demand outlook and key business opportunities in the next 18 months and potential implications of geo-political shifts for the aluminium market.


As a panellist, Al Baqali spoke about the resilience of the Middle East market thanks to the recovery in the auto and packaging sectors as well as about Alba’s commitment to transition to a low carbon economy and emphasised that Alba’s ESG Roadmap was developed to address EU’s emerging Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Bahrain’s commitment towards Net Zero Emissions by 2060, customers’ demand for lower carbon or greener aluminium products.


Al Baqali underlined that the Company is working today on an action plan to identify areas for potential GHG reduction, set CO2 targets and monitor CO2 capture for our afforestation drives. He also highlighted Alba’s Power Station 5 Block 4 Project, which will reduce the Company’s GHG emissions intensity ratio by 0.5x once commissioned in 2024.


Fastmarkets International Aluminium Conference is tailor-made for decision-makers operating throughout the aluminium value chain to stay up-to-date with the latest market insights and expand their knowledge of the industry’s sustainability efforts and pricing outlooks.

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