As many as 77 technical papers were presented in the conference during 2 and half days of deliberations covering wide range of subjects from Bauxite Mining to Aluminium Downstream products. The presentations were grouped into Bauxite-Alumina, Non Metallurgical Bauxite & Alumina (Specials), Bauxite Residue, Aluminium smelter design and Spent Pot Lining, Sustainability and Environmental Issues, Secondary and Downstream manufacturing etc. About 200 delegates including 60 foreigners participated in the above event.
The symposium was spread over in 9 Technical Sessions covering topics like Energy Reduction in Aluminium Smelting, Special Alumina & Non-Metallurgical Bauxite, Key note addresses by renowned speakers on Bauxite – Alumina, Bauxite Residue Handling, Storage & Utilisation, Aluminium Smelting, Aluminium Downstream and Transportation & Conductors. The symposium was organised professionally, well attended and provided valuable inputs for the aluminium industry. The topics of the Symposium were quite relevant and interesting especially for the Energy Reduction in Aluminium Smelting session and special alumina session. It also provided platform for exchange of knowledge and deliberations on technical challenges in the Aluminium industry. Contents of the presentations were excellent and of high level.