Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC) has been operating in Awaso, in the Western North Region of Ghana – West Africa since the 1940s.
GBC produces premium bauxite with typical alumina (Al2O3) content of 52% and low silica of 1.5%.
GBC has estimated reserves of 100million MT and is currently working on two additional hills also caped with bauxite with reserves estimated at 90million MT.
Over the past decade, GBC has shipped on average, 1.2 million MT of bauxite per annum. Production is expected to exceed 5million MT per annum from 2023 as a result of the ongoing expansion works at the mine.
The new bulk jetty expansion and high speed conveyor loading infrastructure at the Takoradi shipping port has facilitated the loading of Cape Size Vessels with reduced time.

Gold Sponsor

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products with a vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. Since developing the process that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life, we have continued to deliver on our purpose to Turn Raw Potential into Real Progress. Today, we offer the aluminum industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of sustainable products in our SustanaTM line, including the world’s only low-carbon, smelter grade alumina known as EcoSourceTM.
Learn more about Alcoa can help customers lower their carbon footprint simply by using our products. www.alcoa.com/sustana

Hydro is a leading industrial company that builds businesses and partnerships for a more sustainable future. We develop industries that matter to people and society.
Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 31,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries.
Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.
With the ambition of achieving Net Zero by 2050, Hydro is committed to lead the way towards a more sustainable future, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways.

Silver Sponsor

The Port of Brownsville’s proximity to Mexico uniquely positions the port to serve as the key transhipment gateway delivering goods and materials to nearby multinational manufacturing centers on both sides of the border. This has led the port to rank among the leading U.S. steel ports, moving more steel into Mexico than any other domestic competitor. In 2021, the Port of Brownsville moved more than 4 million tons of steel across the southern border.
The port’s foreign trade zone is a consistent leader among its peers. In the latest report to U.S. Congress, FTZ No. 62 ranked number two for the value of exported goods out of 193 FTZs in the U.S., reaching more than $5.2 billion for the reporting period. This is the tenth year in a row the Port of Brownsville’s FTZ has ranked in the top three in the nation.

Société Minière de Boké (SMB) has become one of the leading producers and exporters of bauxite in Guinea. Since its creation in 2014, SMB has been a pioneer in the construction of road, rail and logistics infrastructure for the bauxite value chain. As part of the SMB-Winning Consortium, it is producing 34 million tons in 2022, expected to reach nearly 36 million tons in 2023. Today, SMB’s contribution represents 38% of national production and has enabled Guinea to become the world’s second largest bauxite producer. As a major mining operator, SMB is helping to develop the value chain created by bauxite by making it a catalyst for investment in multiple sectors, providing solutions in the construction of major infrastructure, transforming local industry and generating opportunities and growth.

Media Partner

The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) is an independent non-profit association that unites industry professionals representing major bauxite, alumina and aluminium producing companies, technology suppliers, researchers and consultants from around the world.
The main objective of ICSOBA is to promote the exchange of ideas and results of the work of different fields related to bauxite exploration, mining, alumina production and aluminum (electrodes, fusion). During ICSOBA’s 60-year endeavor, the conferences held annually around the globe have resulted in many thousands of presentations and papers (published as TRAVAUX volumes) that have contributed to enriching society.

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