Bringing together the main players of the national and international foundry, the 18th FENAF (Latin American Foundry Fair) attracted a highly qualified audience (42% presidents / managers of companies) and a significant amount of business of R$50 millions.
During the four days of the event, it was possible to follow the CONAF (ABIFA Foundry Congress) and the 9th BRICS International Foundry Forum that brought together in Brazil leaders and technicians from Russia, China and Brazil who discussed the directions of the foundry sector and new technologies that are being developed in related industries. This year, the event was held in the Pro Magno Event Center in São Paulo, on 9,650 square meters with one hundred exhibitors.
CAEF represented at the 9th International BRICS Foundry Forum 2019
Luis Filipe Villas-Boas, President of the CAEF Executive Committee, represented CAEF The European Foundry Association at the International BRICS Foundry Forum, which took place on 18 September 2019 in São Paulo City, Brazil. At the same time ABIFA, the Brazilian Foundry Association, celebrated their 50th anniversary and organised FENAF 2019 – the Latin American Foundry Fair. During the forum information on the foundry industry´s situation, such as the economic scenario, industry sustainability pollution control, new technologies and implementation of industry 4.0, and other trends were shared among the BRICS nations (delegations from China, Russia and Brazil were present).
This year, Mr Villas-Boas was invited to give the opening lecture of the 9th Foundry Forum. He presented the current status and perspectives of the European foundry industry. In addition, he explained the economic situation in Europe and reported on the latest figures. Finally, Luis Filipe Villas-Boas presented the foundries’ expectations based on the Foundry Industry Sentiment (FISI) and pointed out future challenges as well as political fields of action.
Concurrently with the fair, CONAF gathered around 170 participants who, during the four days of the event, attended the panels and lectures where relevant industry topics such as “New steels for the automotive sector” and “Process automation for production” were discussed.
Already the BRICS gathered representatives of the foundry sector of Brazil, Russia and China. On the agenda of the meeting was economic scenario, sustainability and industry, pollution control, new technologies and implementation of industry model 4.0.
Promoted by ABIFA, FENAF and CONAF, the next meeting is scheduled for 2020 in Moscow, Russia.