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BIR adds aluminum symposium. (BIR News).

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), Brussels, has scheduled a one-day symposium examining the aluminium industry and its recycling sector, to be held in coordination with the group's Spring Convention.

"Aluminum Sustainability: The Gate to the Future," will take place Monday, May 26, at the Radisson SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System.  Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 19-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 feet (76 m) and length of 400 feet that (122 m) occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan.  in Oslo, Norway.

The symposium will be structured in four main sessions, each of which will be dedicated to a different aspect of aluminium production and/or recycling. More than 20 speakers will give their opinions and analysis of the different aspects of aluminum.

Representatives from several companies have confirmed their active participation, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 the BIR, including Alcan Aluminum Corp. of Montreal, scrap metal recyclers Alpert & Alpert Inc. of Los Angeles and several other primary, secondary and supplier companies from throughout the world.

The event will officially open the evening of Sunday, May 25, with a welcome cocktail reception. The Monday program starts with a complimentary welcome breakfast hosted by the President of the BIR Non Ferrous Division, Marc Natan of Malco S.A., France.

A BIR news release notes that aluminium has gained growing importance in the economy, with current applications in industry, construction, consumer goods consumer goods

Any tangible commodity purchased by households to satisfy their wants and needs. Consumer goods may be durable or nondurable. Durable goods (e.g., autos, furniture, and appliances) have a significant life span, often defined as three years or more, and
 and technology.

The symposium programming will address primary and secondary production as well as international issues and challenges, while also highlighting the importance of sustainability as a guarantee for future raw material supply.

This year's BIR Spring Recycling Convention & Exhibition will take place in Oslo, the capital of Norway and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Northern Europe.

The convention programming includes sessions covering several of the leading recyclable commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
stainless steel

Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat.
 scrap metal, paper, plastics, textiles and tires.

An exhibition on international recycling technology features displays from suppliers from around the globe.

Networking opportunities abound with the social program, which includes a Cocktail Reception for Symposium participants Sunday evening, May 25th, a Welcome Reception in the Oslo City Hall The Oslo City Hall houses the City Council, City administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. , the world-famous building where the renowned Nobel prize Nobel Prize, award given for outstanding achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, peace, or literature. The awards were established by the will of Alfred Nobel, who left a fund to provide annual prizes in the five areas listed above.  is presented, Monday evening the 26th; and the Exhibitors' Evening Party under the motto "Tastes and tales from the North.'"

Further information on the symposium and the BIR Spring Convention can be found at the organization's Web site,
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Date:Mar 1, 2003
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