The international foundry festival at Targi Kielce – welcome!

The events cluster is held in the Kielce exhibition and congress centre under the banner of the 'Industrial Autumn'. For years the Industrial Autumn has brought together representatives of the foundry business sector, components and modern technologies suppliers, foundries business insiders from all around the world. The expo is much more than over 300 companies from 37 countries putting their products and services on show, there are also workshops and industry focused seminars. The upcoming Industrial Autumn trade shows are held from 29 September to 1 October 2020.

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The event is held in alternate years, each expo brings together an extensive groups of exhibitors and business-insider visitors from all corners of the world.   The next METAL and its accompanying trade shows:  ALUMINUM&NONFERMET, RECYCLING, CONTROL-TECH and HEAT TREATMENT offer a unique opportunity to establish business contacts with global partners, fond new leads and strengthen companies’ position on world’s markets.  The previous Kielce event hosted industry representatives from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Georgia and Serbia.  The cooperation established with China Foundry Association   has advanced Poland to become an important communication node and logistics liaison point for whole Eurasia. 

Asian companies are more and more active participants of the "Industrial Autumn" under the China Foundry Association’s umbrella. 
There were also participants of the 73rd World Foundry Congress among the several thousand world experts who visited the trade fair.  The expo hosted professionals, representatives of various industries and business-sectors such as foundry, machine and electromechanical, rail, shipbuilding, armaments, robotics and automation, automotive and aviation.  They came to Targi Kielce from the most distant corners of the world, including  Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Ukraine, Hungary, Belarus, Slovakia, Spain, Great Britain, the United States, Slovenia, Russia, Turkey, India, China and Japan.  

The expos’ excellent standing is closely connected with positive forecasts for the whole industry. Polish foundry business facts and figures - over 460 foundries with the output of over 1.1 million tonnes of castings per year make Poland fifth place in Europe’s casting production ranking, right after Germany, France and Italy.

The expo - a knowledge packed platform 
For years, Targi Kielce has enjoyed the support of foundry organizations and important media.  China Foundry Association (CFA), Belarusian Association of Foundrymen and Metallurgists , Italian Foundry Suppliers' Association Amafond and the Polish STOP - Technical Association of Polish Foundrymen.  The Kielce casting expos have been held under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology. The patronage granted by the Ministry is a true appreciation for the organisers of this important event, a very significant point on the global foundry business map.

Workshops and seminars  
Industry seminars, workshops and training sessions are an inherent part of the 'Industrial Autumn' trade show series.  The previous expo included the  meeting on "Materials identification with the use of spark spectrometry / Optical Emission Spectroscopy OES," the “Foundry 4.0: the best solutions from Italy" and the seminar focused upon "Metal Printing".  The CONTROL-TECH - Fair of Industrial Measuring Technology and Non-Destructive Testing includes the DMIUT Diagnostics of Materials and Industrial Components congress;  the meeting is held in Gdańsk. The session brings together participants from Japan and Canada  The conference’s objective is to promote and disseminate the knowledge on the latest trends and solutions in non-destructive materials and steel elements testing, with particular emphasis on techniques based on steel magnetic properties.  The issues discussed within the scope of the May conference find an excellent continuation at the September trade fair. 

Presence of the whole array of top-class companies, business-insider customers, well-targeted expo audience, B2B and match-making meetings, conferences, seminars, numerous foreign guests including top-class experts and a whole array of important accompanying and fringe events - this is what contributes to the expo success!   

The upcoming 'Industrial Autumn' will be held from 29 September to 1 October 2020. For more information, please visit:

“Previously we participated in the 2012’s Metal expo, our come-back has proven to be the right choice. The Kielce casting and foundry industry’s expos’ biggest advantage is the format –the B2B expo is held in every-other-year cycle. Thus there are no random visitors. We meet the carefully selected audience, business insiders only. The “Industrial Autumn 2018” made it possible for us to strengthen our relationship with the existing customers. This was also a good opportunity to prosper for new clients and find business leads. The expo organisation, its visual aspects and attendance were excellent in our opinion (..)”. 
Beata Wojciechowska –Kiebasz, Hüttenes-Albertus 

“ We returned to the METAL expo after a long break. The World Foundry Congress in Krakow held at the same time has been very much to the advantage. It was really beneficial. We hoped to see crowds and the expo met our expectations in this respect, too. From the purely business perspective – the expo has been the strongest accent for many years. For a long time we have not seen an event with such a great attendance of business insiders. We hope that the organizers of the event will not only be able to maintain its level but also develop even further. We keep our fingers crossed” 
Wojciech Kowalczyk, Frech Polska

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