GIFA Preview: More Than Just A Foundry Show

May 29, 2011
Concurring shows branch out into other related sectors

While the importance of attending GIFA is not lost on many in the foundry industry, the international trade fair offers something that most other gatherings of its kind do not: an opportunity to explore related sectors at the same time — and practically under the same roof.

In addition to the 12th International Foundry Trade Fair with WFO Technical Forum, visitors to Dusseldorf can also explore three other trade fairs closely related under the “Bright Worlds of Metals” umbrella.

METEC focuses on the challenges facing metallurgy and smelting, specifically with high-performance materials and associated technology. Design principles, quality, and the development of new materials will be on display as METEC addresses the need for sustainable growth.

THERMPROCESS provides exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to explore technical trends and solutions to the manufacturing and use of industrial ovens and heat production plants. Maximizing efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions are part of the plan to reach climate protection as the market matures.

The world’s leading international trade fair on precision castings, NEWCAST offers first-class conditions to attract new business, opening the doors to meet top decision makers who are on the look-out for innovative casting solutions. With a 2011 motto of “Casting is the Future,” NEWCAST has been gaining in significance and will provide a platform to present sustainable solutions in cast iron for all industrial growth markets.

Additionally, the European Metallurgical Conference and the World Foundry Technical Forum will also be taking place at GIFA.