aluminium expo
03-05 July 2024
Shanghai New International Expo Center

Aluminium China 2021 embarks on a new journey as this landmark event makes new offerings

The year 2021 marks the beginning of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. It also marks the beginning of the country’s new effort in building up a modern socialist state. Thanks to the effective pandemic control measures as well as the furthering of the Belt and Road initiative, China is building up two economic development cycles – domestic and international. Meanwhile, the carbon peaking and carbon neutrality processes are taking place. It is against such background that the aluminum industry in China is entering a new growth cycle.


As an industry fanfare, Aluminium China, now in its 16th year, is coming soon. What’s unchanged for the event is its venue and time window – it will take place at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) between 7th and 9th July 2021. What’s changing is the new dynamics that encourages innovation and provides new feelings and experiences to the exhibitors and visitors alike. 

Industry leaders gather at the event More than 10% are new-comers

According to the organizer, the upcoming event will showcase new technologies, equipment, applications, and trends in the aluminum industry, offering an integrated business platform for aluminum processers and downstream users to carry out business talks, international exchange, and networking activities. 


As of now, confirmed exhibitors include Chalco, Weiqiao, Nanshan, Conglin, Novelis, PMI, Mingtai, Wanda, Jinqiao, Pyroteck Inc., SMS, Pratic, and Changzheng Engineering. They are key aluminum processors and equipment companies. It is expected that over 500 companies will join the opening ceremony, to showcase aluminum materials, alloys, processed materials, manufactured parts, products as well as related equipment, consumables, and other products along the industry chain. Statistics show that over 10% participating companies at the event are new-comers, who are expected to provide new momentum to industry growth. In addition, over      20,000 trade visitors are expected to join the industry fanfare. 

Multiple shows come side by side to offer a matrix that links up the complete industry chain

In order to satisfy the needs of different segments and make the Alu China show even better, more targeted, and serve more granular needs, we are launching an event under the theme of “One Aluminum Industry” that follows industry dynamics, links up upstream and downstream players, and answer to applications and consumer needs. The event will take place side by side with multiple other shows that cover different topics.


Parallel events include Lightweight Asia, China Shanghai International Wheel Exhibition, AMTS, and AHTE. They take place side by side at the same venue, offering a complete automotive industry matrix that covers materials, processes, parts, assembly, and other innovations of the industry chain. The events will share buyer resources between them.


From automotive to other end-use applications, multiple activities help drive industry transformation


The aluminum show has been committed to promoting aluminum use and consumption all along. The automotive industry has always been a core focus, which is connected with multiple other applications.


The upcoming show continues to focus on the automotive industry. Sideline activities during the show include the 2nd instalment of Lightweight Auto Technology and Materials Innovation Forum (EV Session) and the Lightweight Commercial Vehicle Development Forum. In addition, the organizer launches the Auto Procurement Business Exchange Meeting (Lightweight Aluminum Session) that matches auto players with clear procurement needs and high-quality suppliers.

In addition, Alu China will offer other activities such as Aluminum Alloy Casting Technology Seminar, China Renewable Alu Industry Chain Integrated Development Forum, Aluminum Packaging Innovation Future Opportunity Forum, 5G Base Station Innovative Materials and Key Parts Summit, among others, which cover aluminum processing, packaging, consumer electronics, and other sectors.

Internet + show: exploring new models for a smart industry chain

Over the past few years, the show has opened up new chapters by connecting online and offline activities and exploring a new model of internet + show. The upcoming show will provide online export business matchmaking service, whereby export companies may link up with overseas buyers online on a real-time basis. Thanks to Alu China’s rich overseas buyers resources built up overtime, export companies can easily expand their international business without even leaving their office space.

University power injected into the show to gain new industry insights

While pushing forward industry upgrades, we will benefit a lot from the implementation of innovation-driven strategies that help build an innovative framework that is market-driven, led by companies, and backed by the coordination between industry, academia, and research. We must continue to explore even deeper integration of industry, academia, and research as we use the Alu China show as a platform to support the industry players. We must also help better link up companies and universities as we create synergies across end-use scenarios. These efforts will help lead the industry into the future.


Thanks to the resources offered by the 16th edition of Alu China, the organizer is planning a campaign targeting universities, whereby experts, professors, academics, and researchers from the universities will be invited to set up a think tank that fully leverage the universities’ strength in fundamental research and human talent cultivation. The think tank is expected to promote industry growth and scientific advancements. The university campaign is designed to gather the top minds of the industry who will help build a better platform and inject new energy into the industry.


The preparatory work for Alu China 2021 is entering into a key phase. To enhance the processes, now visitors can pre-reg with us online.


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