History & Legal
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 (Yugoslavia), and during the past 49 years 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
Since 1963 some 30 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.
Since December 2011 the seat
of ICSOBA moved from India to Canada, where it is legally registered with
Corporations Canada, Ontario under number 802906-7, and with Registraire des
Entreprises, Québec under number 116798181. Administration and general contact
is done from ICSOBA's executive office in India.
ICSOBA's bylaws as adopted in the Annual Meeting of members on October 31st 2012 in Belém can be downloaded here.
ICSOBA also publishes for its
members a half yearly Newsletter which consists of technical papers, news
& views and diary of events.
Two major events are:
· ICSOBA-2012, the 19th International
symposium in Brazil, with support of ABM, Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia,
Materiais e Mineração, and ABAL, Associação Brasileira de Aluminio, from 29
October to 2 November in Belém.
· ICSOBA-2013, the 31st International
Conference and celebration of ICSOBA’s 50th Anniversary. To be held
in co-operation with the International Congress and Exhibition of Non-Ferrous
Metals Siberia in September 2012 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.