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Asia Foundry Forum 2010

With the theme of Asia Foundry: Strengthening Cooperation and Seeking Common development”, the first Asia Foundry Forum was held on the 10th May,2010 in Beijing International Convention Center. Around 150 people from 14 countries attended this event. Mr.Zhang Libo, Executive Vice Chairman & Secretary General of China Foundry Association hosted the forum and Mr.Jia Chengbing, Chairman of China Foundry Association delivered the opening remarks.

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Zhang Libo presented a gift to Thomas Fritsch


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Shae K. Kim (l.), Thomas Fritsch (r.)

The Asia Foundry Forum was aimed at improving technology, management level and enhancing metalcasting productivity and quality as well as strengthening information exchanges and business cooperation. Under the global background of the rapid development of global economic integration and the increasingly strong regional cooperation, Asia foundry industry has been developing very fast and the annual casting production has covered over 50% of world casting production.

During the one day forum, scholars, experts, foundrymen and entrepreneurs from different countries and regions actively exchanged ideas and developed deep discussions on how to win opportunities, seize development chances and achieve environmental friendly sustainable development under the changing global economic situation. Around 10 valuable lectures about the regional foundry industry development and new techniques.


LiXin Zhao, Consultant of China Foundry Association

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Overview and Development Trend in China Foundry Industry

Subodh Panchal, Past President - The Institute of Indian Foundrymen

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How Asian Foundries Can Meet Requirement of Global Cast Components - In a Win Win Way?

Kanetake Nakatani, President Japan Foundry Society, INC.

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The Present State of Japanese Foundry Industry in 2009

Gabriele Galante, President CEMAFON

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European Foundry Equipment Industry - Trendsetting Technology for the Asian Market

Tsedev Munkhjargal, President Mongolian Metallurgical Association

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Present Status of the Foundry Industry in Mongolia and Goals of the Mongolian Metallurgical Association

Shae K. Kim, Principal Researcher Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

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Eco-Mg for Casting Industry

Phung Viet Ngu, Vice President Vietnam Foundry & Metallurgy-Science and Technology

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Vietnam Overview of Foundry Industry

Wing-Ching Keung, Permanent Honorary President Hong Kong Diecasting and Foundry Association

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An Update of the Diecasting and Foundry Industry in Southern

Darson Chiu, Associate Research Fellow Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

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Macroeconomic Outlook and Regional Cooperation

Sikandar Mustafa Khan, President Pakistan Foundry Association

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Overview of Pakistan Foundry Industry

And also:

Atsushi Nagai, SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
"What is Required for Casting Products Today?" - "How should Casting Production be to Meeting the Customer's Requirements?"

Hung-Mao Lin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Far East University
The Recent Status and Development of Casting Technologies in Taiwan

Zi-Cheng Su, Quingdao Automobile I./E. Co., Ltd.
On the Export of Chinese Foundry Products in Post-financial Crisis Era