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ALUMINIUM India 2010 Post Show Report

ALUMINIUM India 2010 supported by the Ministry of Mines and the ministry of Sciences was held from 25-27, February 2010 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The trade show finished with a marked increase in visitor numbers. A total of 2309 visitors (upto 37% increase from the previous event) attended the three day event. With this result the International Trade Show and Conference for the aluminium industry exceeded expectations and continued its growth course of the past two years. This years trade show also revealed: the mood in the industry is positive. The event was inaugurated by Minister of Industries, Government of Maharashtra Mr. R. Darda, Mr. A. K. Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Nalco, India and Mr. Pravin Agarwal, President, Sterlite, India. The audience composed of senior management of Aluminium companies, government officials, engineers, R & D professionals, delegates, exhibitors and media. Meeting place for the Pros 108 exhibitors from 18 countries showed their innovations from the fields of extrusion, casting, foundry, metallurgy, surface treatments. The show was abuzz with leading domestic and international industry players like Vedanta, Hindalco, Bhoruka Aluminium Ltd., Fata Hunter, Wagstaff, Chengda Equipment Manufacture Co. Ltd., Shanghai Tian Zhong Heavy-duty Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd., China Non-ferrous Metals Processing Technology and a host of other global players among the exhibiting companies. ALUMINIUM India remains the meeting place for the aluminium industrys pros. Visitors traveled to India from over 34 countries. Held concurrently with ALUMINIUM India, the conference Alcastek 2010 focused on regional and global forecasts, aluminium supply & demand situation. In total 28 technical papers from world experts were presented over a period of two days. It was attended by 150 delegates from different countries. The vital statistics Total exhibitors: 108 from 18 countries Number of Indian exhibitors: 31% Number of International exhibitors: 69% Total visitors: 2309 visitors from 34 countries Number of International visitors: 6% Number of Indian visitors: 94%

Visitor Survey
A survey among the visitors also yielded an optimistic picture. Industry professionals from every point in the Aluminium supply chain attended the event. Key visitor audiences belongs to segments like: Aeronautics, Automotive, Building and Construction, Electrical, Electronics, Packaging, Power, R&D, Rail and shipbuilding, Financial services, Media and associations. Their areas of interest are as follows: Light metals trade and recycling, metal working, plant and machinery, accessories and equipment, services and consulting, special applications and surface treatment, etc.

The exhibition certainly exceeded our expectations. It demonstrated the increase in the level of quality & professionalism from each and every one of us and stressed upon the importance of not only meeting but exceeding expectations moving ahead. Rajat Agarwal Executive director Bhoruka Aluminium Ltd Aluminium India 2010 has provided us with the right platform to showcase our products and upcoming projects to both domestic and international audiences. The event has marked its place on the calendar of everyone interested in the Indian Aluminium industry. Mr. Prantik Dasgupta Chief Marketing Officer Aluminium Sector Vedanta Resources Plc ALUMINIUM India served as an effective platform for Wagstaff to form business relationships with aluminium professionals in India and the surrounding region. This years show allowed us to reach a large number of quality potential buyers in a short amount of time all in all a convenient location for producers in the area. The ALUMINIUM brand has helped Wagstaff in the forefront of the industry and has provided valuable opportunities for the company to present its products and services to

the right people in the most important markets. The response at ALUMINIUM India 2010 speaks to the versatility and the enduring qualities of the green material known as Aluminium. Its clear the environmental benefits and durable attributes of aluminium will far outlast the economic climate of this era. Kevin Pearson Vice President, Sales & Marketing Wagstaff, USA I was positively surprised by the quality and the number of visitors at the fair. We met interesting contacts not only from India but also from the Middle East, which is proof of the international character of the fair. Organization was excellent. Ill be back in 2011. Christian Hammers Managing Director IST GmbH Industrieofen + StrnggieB Technik, DE The London Metal Exchange (LME) non-ferrous and market data team attended ALUMINIUM India 2010 in Mumbai, India for the first time this year and found the event both well attended and well organized. India is a key, developing Markey globally in terms of supply and consumption of non-ferrous metals and in particular aluminium, the largest traded futures contract on the LME by turnover(US$). We hope that by having a strategic presence at the event, the LME and its members will benefit from further business development opportunities and at a broader level, the industry will have a clearer grasp of the benefits of price risk management tools. George Adcock, Business Manager Non-ferrous Metals and Membership, London Metal Exchange ALUMINIUM India 2010 held from 25-27 February in Mumbai has been a very good experience for Dynamic Concept. It was a good opportunity to meet important potential partners and clients. A lot of visitors showed up during the three days. We think that the exhibition will help us in developing good business in India. The organization and services were perfect. Special thanks to Reed Exhibitions India. We will be back next year for sure. Patrice Cote P.Eng. President Dynamic Concept