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BIR adds aluminum symposium. (BIR News).

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), 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 Plaza Hotel 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 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 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 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 world-famous building where the renowned Nobel prize 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, www.bir.org.
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