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AFS Cancels Metalcasting Congress 2020

March 24, 2020
The American Foundry Society's anual meeting, with tech conference and trade show, is scratched due to prohibitions on public gatherings, in place to combat Covid-19 pandemic.

The American Foundry Society has canceled the Metalcasting Congress 2020 event originally scheduled for April 21-23, in Cleveland, due to the widespread disruptions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. "This outcome became unavoidable in recent days, especially after the Ohio Governor prohibited large public gatherings," explained AFS CEO Doug Kurkul.

"Given the uncertainty relative to the duration of mass-gathering bans, AFS does not plan to reschedule the event," Kurkul added.

"Although this action also comes at a significant financial cost to AFS, it is the right course of action for the well-being of our registrants, exhibitors and AFS professional staff," he noted.

The Metalcasting Congress is an annual event that includes the AFS annual meeting, a technical program of presentations and discussions, and a trade show. The next staging is scheduled for April 13-15, 2021, in Milwaukee.

AFS announced it is prepared to refund 100% of applicable fees paid by exhibitors and registrants for the 2020 event.