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.