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GIFA Calendar Reset for 2019

March 15, 2016
Global metalcasting expo and three simultaneous events restored to a four-year frequency ... June 25-29, 2019, in Dusseldorf

The organizers of GIFA, the International Foundry Trade Fair, have rescheduled the dates for the next staging of that event and the three related industrial expos that share the venue in Düsseldorf, Germany: GIFA, Metec, Thermprocess, and Newcast will maintain the four-year cycle that the custom since 2003.  The next staging for the four events will bee June 25-29, 2019, in Düsseldorf.

The decision alters the plan Messe Düsseldorf announced last November to position the four expos on a three-year cycle, with the next staging to take place in June 2018. Of that decision, the organizer explained it was reacting to changes in the target industries (metalcasting, primary metal production, thermal processing, and engineered component design) and creating “appropriate platforms for good business and cutting-edge innovations.”

Messe Düsseldorf also cited some important exhibitors endorsing the initial change.

The 2015 staging of the same four events drew 2,214 exhibitors and 78,000 visitors from more than 120 countries to Düsseldorf.

Now, however, Messe Düsseldorf said it is responding to “numerous requests” from exhibitors. “For some time now, switching to a three-year interval has seemed necessary to us because the innovation cycles in the foundry technology and metallurgy sectors are getting shorter, too,” Messe Düsseldorf Director Joachim Schäfer explained. “It has now become apparent that a shortening of the cycle would put too much pressure on the exhibiting companies.

“Since Messe Düsseldorf always acts in line with its customers’ requirements, it was decided to maintain the four-year interval for the four leading trade fairs GIFA, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast – at the request of large numbers of exhibitors,” Schäfer said.

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Robert Brooks | Content Director

Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)