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G7 national aluminium associations, government officials and industry leaders to discuss Global Aluminium Forum to tackle overcapacity during Montreal Aluminium Summit

30 May 2018

 Montreal, May 29, 2018 – The national aluminium associations’ leaders from Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan will hold an exceptional meeting of the aluminium industry from the G7 member countries on June 3rd and 4th in Montreal. Medias are cordially invited to attend. 

The global aluminium industry is facing great challenges given the current market conditions, and it is vital for the industry to initiate a top level process addressing overcapacity through policy changes by multilateral international institutions such as G7, G20 and the OECD. 

Bringing together the aluminium industry from the G7 countries, the Summit will help define a governmental/multilateral institutional policy driven roadmap to address overcapacity, as well as governmental/multilateral institutional policies affecting the global aluminium industry. While addressing these long-term systemic and structural challenges to free and fair trade, the roadmap aims to cover both primary and semi-fabricated products and will be handed over to the G7 and G20 organizations in order to bring about the setting up of a Global Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity. 

This is an important undertaking by the aluminium industry, in the context of the G7 summit held days later in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada. 

The event will take place, with the active participation of the Canadian and Quebec governments, representatives of G7 governments and the CEOs of the world industry leading companies from Canada, USA and Europe, at the Sofitel Hotel in Montreal on June 3-4, 2018. Please see the attached preliminary program of the event and the accommodation information for the SOFITEL hotel. 

About the Aluminum Association of Canada ( 

The Aluminum Association of Canada (AAC) is a non-profit organization representing three Canadian world-class aluminum producers: Alcoa, Alouette, and Rio Tinto operating ten smelters in Canada, nine of which are in Quebec, and employing over 8,000 workers and generating over 5.5 billion US$ in annual deliveries. For more information, visit or Twitter @AAC_aluminium. 

About The Aluminum Association 

The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States, ranging from primary production to value added products to recycling, as well as suppliers to the industry. The Association is the industry’s leading voice, providing global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel-efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics. In the U.S., the aluminum industry creates $174 billion in economic activity. For more information visit, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at 

About European Aluminium 

European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders. Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging. For more information visit 

About Japan Aluminium Association 

Japan Aluminium Association (JAA) was established in 1947 (the former names were the Light Metal Rolling Association and the Light Metal Smelting Association of Japan). Now, around 140 companies join in JAA, their business fields are various from aluminium rolling, extruding, fabricating and trading etc. JAA represents Japanese aluminium industry and plays a very important role for such as in public relations (including government relations), statistics and standards, and supports member companies in various areas ranging from research & development, energy & environment, safety & health and so on. Through these activities, JAA tries to enhance values and sustainability of aluminium. For more information visit 

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For information and confirmation of presence 

RSVP obligatory 

Carole Lacroix Tel. : 514-288-4842 ext. 221 

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