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The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & 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. ICSOBA was formed in 1963 in Zagreb (former Yugoslavia), and in the past half century it has become a well recognized and truly international organization. The main objective of ICSOBA is to promote the exchange of ideas and results of the work from different fields of research related to bauxite exploration and mining, and alumina and aluminium production. Since 1963 some 34 ICSOBA events - symposia, congresses and seminars - were organized in different parts of the world and proceedings were published as printed Travaux volumes until 2010, and as electronic files thereafter.
The ICSOBA Annual Event is the Technology Conference of the Aluminium Companies, for the Aluminium Companies. The event :
1. Guarantees high standard of presentations and proceedings
2. Is business driven (plenary session, exhibition)
3. Technology conference down to earth, close to the business, practical
4. Connected to universities as well as to suppliers
5. Entirely international and travelling to members where the action is
6. Belongs to members
7. Provides unique forum for discussions and exchange of ideas
8. Offers highly valuable plant visits
ICSOBA is governed by Bylaws. The Bylaws are ICSOBA's cornerstone, they guide the organization through the decision-making process since its beginning. The first Bylaws as assembled by Miroslav Karsulin (Secretary General) and Jean Papastamatiou (President) were published on 1 October, 1964.
The most recent Bylaws (ICSOBA_Bylaw_2017.pdf) as amended and proposed at the Annual Meeting of members on October 3, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany can be found below as attachment.Read the full article on ICSOBA as published in 2012 in the International Aluminium Journal.
50th Years of ICSOBA
50th Years of ICSOBA