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International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition

ET '21 Starts In

Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition

Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar Rescheduled to May 2021

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced the rescheduled dates and location for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Join AEC at the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar!

ET is learning, best practices, and preparing extrusion companies for the future.

Join aluminum extrusion industry professionals from more than 50 countries at the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET Seminar)! This premier seminar features more than 100 technical sessions, an exposition featuring products, equipment, and services from industry suppliers, networking events, and much more!

The ET Seminar has a reputation for a commitment to excellence that is highly respected by those in the aluminum extrusion industry. Delegates from around the world gather to hear about the latest industry developments from the brightest minds in business and academia.  At the core of the ET program are the technical sessions, and technical papers must be of the highest caliber to be accepted for presentation. All of the research is new or updated, which makes ET unique in the industry!


The ET ’21 program has a new pattern compared to previous ETs. The program will open on Tuesday with the Opening General Session, including Best of Track paper presentations. The final session of ET is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, and will contain the Best Paper of ET presentation plus the remaining Best of Track Paper presentations.


To get the most value out of ET, delegates should plan to stay through the end of the Closing General Session at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Please make a note of this new pattern when making your travel arrangements!

Schedule at a Glance

ET '21 is a comprehensive event that addresses virtually every facet of the aluminum extrusion industry through its quality programming, which spans across three days.

This robust program features:

Please note that the ET ’21 program has a new pattern compared to previous ETs. The ET ’21 program now begins with the ET Expo and Opening General Session on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 and ends with concurrent Technical Sessions and a Closing General Session on Thursday, May 13, 2021 (rather than the typical Wednesday – Friday patter of past events).

Please make a note of this new pattern when making your travel arrangements!

What's So Special About ET?

ET is so special that it only occurs once every four years. The event, focused solely on the aluminum extrusion industry, is unequaled.

Experience the latest research and technology advances in the aluminum extrusion field at the 120+ technical sessions presented by global experts in every aspect of extrusion - technical, scientific and research.

Explore the dynamic ET Expo, featuring products, equipment and services from the world's foremost industry suppliers. More than a trade show, ET Expo is the hub of knowledge, where challenges are met with new ideas and solutions.

Engage in nETworking opportunities to develop, expand and enhance your connections, business success and career growth.

ET '21 is the ideal place to share ideas and experiences, mentor new talent, meet tough challenges and plan for future success.

ET '20, a perfect learning experience for the whole team.

The Team Advantage

ET offers a wealth of information to everyone on your team. From technical sessions to in-conjunction workshops, to ET Expo, Showcase and nETworking, ET provides the forum for all things aluminum extrusion that your team members will value and utilize.

Your ET investment will reap ongoing benefits for your established senior staff and for the up-and-coming generation of new industry talent.

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ET '20 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Threat

AEC has announced that ET '20, scheduled for May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando Florida, has been postponed.

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