Fairs and Congresses

04.06.2024 - 06.06.2024
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

CastForge 2024


Trade Fair for Castings and Forgings with Processing

Product complexity and the demands on castings and forgings are increasing. It is important for customers to obtain a high-quality, ready-to-install product. CastForge will bring together supply and demand, and will present the value-added chain extending from cast blanks or forging blanks and machining through to the final component.

  • Present your products and services in one of the largest user markets in Europe.
  • Reach designers, developers and buyers with your topics and products.
  • Parallel trade fair LASYS, International trade fair for laser material processing will provide additional potential.
19.06.2024 - 19.06.2024
Haus der Gießerei-Industrie (Hansaallee 203, 40549 Düsseldorf)

Zukunftstag der Gießerei-Industrie

Brauchen wir in Zukunft noch Gussprodukte aus Deutschland? Lässt sich durch die Vertreibung energieintensiver Industrien ins Ausland unser Klima wirklich langfristig stabilisieren? Wie schaffen Gießereien den Generationswechsel in diesen herausfordernden Zeiten? Und wie können wir Recruiting neu denken, um auf dem heiß umkämpften Arbeitnehmermarkt als attraktive Arbeitgeberbranche wahrgenommen zu werden? Mit diesen Fragestellungen muss sich die Gießerei-Industrie in den nächsten Jahren im Kern auseinandersetzen. Zum 3. Zukunftstag der Gießerei-Industrie laden wir Expertinnen und Experten aus (Volks-) Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und der Öffentlichkeit ein, gemeinsam mit Vertreterinnen und Vertretern der Branche offen über diese Fragen zu diskutieren und bringen unsere eigene Vision einer Zukunft der Gussproduktion in Deutschland in den öffentlichen Diskurs mit ein. 

Einen ersten Eindruck vom Programm mit interessanten Gästen, wie dem Chefvolkswirt der IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Dr. Klaus Bauknecht und VDMA-Vizepräsident, Bertram Kawlath finden Sie im Anhang.

Zusätzlich haben wir weitere interessante Persönlichkeiten wie die Vorsitzende der Wirtschaftsweisen, Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer, als Sprecherinnen und Sprecher eingeladen.

Die Teilnahme am Zukunftstag der Gießerei-Industrie ist für alle Interessierten kostenlos. Für die Livestream-Übertragung ist keine Anmeldung notwendig. Wir senden Ihnen den Link hierfür rechtzeitig vor der Veranstaltung zu.

Die Anzahl der Plätze für Präsenzgäste im Haus der Gießerei-Industrie (Hansaallee 203, 40549 Düsseldorf) ist hingegen begrenzt. Interessierte können sich noch bis zum 26. März 2024 über folgenden Link auf einen Platz vor Ort bewerben: https://forms.office.com/e/7n7GdzZpzZ

04.07.2024 - 07.07.2024
National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai


10.07.2024 - 12.07.2024
Shanghai New International Expo Centre



In recent years, a rapid development has been made in the mega casting technology led by the EV manufacturers. The mega casting process is mainly applied in the production of rear floor, front engine compartment, etc. Die casting process for sub-frame and chassis has also been gradually optimized. As one of the most complete industrial clusters in the national die casting industry, Ningbo has created a characteristic development model with a one-stop full industry chain, which has reflected its advantages in the fields of die casting machine, moulding, materials, CNC machining and other peripheral facilities. In 2024, the China Die Casting Congress will explore more possibilities with colleagues in the die casting industry for the innovation and optimization of die casting process, with the conception of “less is more”.

Sponsored by
Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
Die Casting Commission of the World Foundry Organization
Foundry Productivity Promotion Center
China Academy of Machinery Science and Technology Group

Organized by
Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
National Key Laboratory of Advanced Casting Technologies
Shenyang Zhongzhu Foundry Productivity Promotion Center Co., Ltd.
Public Service Platform for the Industrialization of Innovative Achievements in Equipment Key Part Casting

Co-organized by 
NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd.
Zonzu Technology
Die-casting Weekly
Ningbo Die & Mould Industry Association
Japan Keikinzoku Tsushin Al Co., Ltd.
National Technical Committee 54 on Foundry of Administration of China
Special Casting & Nonferrous Alloys

August 2024
22.08.2024 - 24.08.2024
Codissia trade fair complex, Coimbatore, India

International Exhibition & Conference for Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Foundry Industry

2nd Inter Foundry Exhibition

Inter Foundry - International exhibition & conference focused on future foundry technologies in equipment, processes, materials and services, including people development for Ferrous & Non‑ Ferrous Castings and Casting Value Chain along with Inter DieCast ‑ International Exhibition on die casting technology, supplies & products will bring a plethora of networking and business generating opportunities for the 2nd time during August 22 - 24, 2024.

This biennial foundry industry platform will be held in Coimbatore, a home for numerous manufacturing & engineering industries at large and Foundries in particular. Inter Foudry exhibition is an ideal opportunity for the suppliers to meet, propose and sell to focused audience from both Ferrous and Non‑ Ferrous Foundry & allied Industries.

September 2024
03.09.2024 - 06.09.2024
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH Messeplatz 1

SMM Hamburg 2024

SMM, the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry, will take place from September 3 to 6, 2024 at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site. In 2022, SMM set a clear course towards climate protection with its 2,000 exhibiting companies and more than 30,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries.

18.09.2024 - 20.09.2024
Protoroz, Slovenia

64th IFC PORTOROŽ 2024

19.09.2024 - 21.09.2024
Istanbul Expo Centre

ANKIROS – 16th International Iron – Steel, Foundry, Non Ferrous Metallurgy Technologies, Machinery and Products Trade Fair

Hannover-Messe Ankiros Fuarcılık A.Ş.
Datum: 19-21 September 2024
Ort: Istanbul Expo Centre

Global Metallurgy Sector Meets the Foundry, Iron-Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal Industries in One Platform!

As the biggest metallurgy meet-up in Eurasia, ANKIROS / TURKCAST are successful fairs that are supported by leading national and international organizations and associations in the metallurgy sectors. By expanding its exhibitor profile each year, ANKIROS / TURKCAST has enhanced its reputation and is recognized as an essential platform to discover quality-made and durable solutions for all related metal industries.

Connect with Iron-Steel Producers in Special Steel Halls!

During ANKIROS, there is a special section exclusively dedicated to steel industry since 2012. Global leading suppliers to steel industry as well as the steel producers and steel service centers  showcase their products and services in these specific halls.  Additionally the steel producers who are affiliated with TCUD – The Turkish Steel Producers Association  welcomes visitors in this special exhibition space that’s a one-stop destination for steel products.

Eurasia’s Most Important Metallurgical Fair; ANKIROS

In the fair, participating national and international manufacturers and suppliers; Integrated Plant Machinery and Equipment, Rolling Mill Equipment, Metal Loading Systems, Arc and Induction Furnaces, Industrial Furnaces, Casting Machines, Sand Preparation Systems and Core Machines, Surface Cleaning Machines and Materials, Raw Materials and Consumables, Refractory Materials, Test and Analysis Equipment and At the wider ANKIROS Fair, they exhibited performances from the casting and steel sector of the Eurasian Region, whose investments are still ongoing.

ANNOFER  –  Non-Ferrous Metals Technology, Machinery and Products Special Section

In the non-ferrous metals section, global and national industry suppliers will exhibit their latest technology machinery, equipment, product, raw materials, consumables and services to aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metal product manufacturers.

ANNOFER  mainly focuses on facilities, machinery and equipment necessary for producing and shaping non-ferrous metals.

The section enables visitors to see a range of quality offerings such as in high and low pressure die-castings and industrial furnaces; necessary production elements in the non-ferrous metals industry.


23.09.2024 - 25.09.2024
Sergiu T. Chiriacescu Aula of Transilvania University in the historic city of Brasov, Romania

The 3rd Carl Loper Conference

The 3rd Carl R. Loper Conference on Processing of Metallic Materials through Casting and Solidification

It is our great privilege to invite you to the 3rd Carl Loper Conference. While the first two events featuring the name of Carl Loper, organized in Madison Wisconsin (2009) and Bilbao Spain (2019) had as main subject cast iron alone, this conference has an expanded scope to include Processing of Metallic Materials through Casting and Solidification. This is because Professor Carl Loper’s name has become synonymous with not just cast iron, but with all facets of metalcasting. “Carl Loper” is a brand. It represents a tradition, but also the vision to go beyond the borders of the known science and engineering of metal casting, which is the goal of this conference.

The event will be held during 23-25 September 2024, at the Sergiu T. Chiriacescu Aula of Transilvania University in the historic city of Brasov, Romania.

24.09.2024 - 25.09.2024
St. Zakładowa 1 25-672 Kielce, Poland

METAL 25th International Fair of Technologies for Foundry METAL

Digital transformation of manufacturing companies discussed at METAL

Companies' development and strengthening market position depend on the implementation of digital transformation in a given company. This long-term process requires proper preparation; otherwise, digital transformation projects fail. "How to introduce an effective digital transformation in a production company? " - the seminar organized by the Enterprise Europe Network Centre at the Staropolska Chamber of Industry and Commerce was chaired by Michał Żelichowski, who emphasized that digital transformation is a necessity, but it can only be achieved in small steps. The insight into digital expansion was supplemented by a webinar  "The industry of the future and the metal industry". The participants learned, inter alia, what is the industry of the future and whether the metal industry can be modern.

The autumn event, which brings together companies professionally involved in the metallurgical market, still welcomes exhibitors. The expo accompanying seminar can be an excellent opportunity to present modern solutions designed for the industry. The sessions offered an immense dose of practical knowledge.

The upcoming meeting of the metallurgical industry companies will be held at Targi Kielce in autumn 2024.

25.09.2024 - 28.09.2024
Shanghai, China

Thermprocess China 2024

Product Category

  • Industrial furnaces, Industrial heat treatment plants and thermal processes
  • Components, equipment and other supplies
  • Controlling and automation
  • Heating elements and materials
  • Heat-insulating and refractory
  • Industrial gas generation
  • Measuring instruments and components
  • Test technology
  • Parts cleaning equipment
  • Consulting, design service and engineering

Target Visitors

  • Commercial heat treatment industry
  • Iron and steel industry
  • Non-ferrous metals industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Automobile and parts manufacturing industry
  • Machinery manufacturing industry
  • Die & Mould industry
  • Foundry industry
  • Forging industry
  • Welding industry
  • Military industry
  • Petroleum and chemical industry
  • Household appliances industry
  • Trade and commerce
  • Service
26.09.2024 - 27.09.2024
Gut Brandlhof in Saalfelden


The conference for light metal experts

Under the title "Light Metals Innovations for Environmental and Economic Sustainability", you can expect an exciting programme on digitalisation and decarbonisation in the field of process and material development as well as the material characterisation of light metals.

For the first time, simultaneous translation (German-English) will be provided for all presentations in order to offer all international guests in particular an optimal service.

Programme: "Light Metals Innovations for Environmental and Economic Sustainability"

Click here for the programme

October 2024
16.10.2024 - 18.10.2024
Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City

GIFA Mexico 2024

Your platform to inform and connect

go Mexico
By launching GIFA Mexico, Messe Düsseldorf is taking THE BRIGHT WORLD OF METALS to Latin America. The first edition of GIFA Mexico will be staged at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City from 16 to 18 October 2024, as a pavilion within FUNDIEXPO. Leading players from the foundry technology world will be showing latest innovations in NF-metals, iron and steel casting – along the entire value chains of foundries, and the downstream processing and metal-working sectors.

the place to be
Mexico’s up-and-coming economy makes the country a key booming region between the
USA and South America and an important business hub for Latin America. As a new international spin-off of GIFA - the world’s leading foundry technology trade fair -, GIFA Mexico will provide growth-oriented businesses a stepping stone into Latin America’s emerging markets.
Especially, the automotive industry in Mexico is an international success story. The country is the world’s fourth largest supplier to the automotive industry and a successful location for the international foundry industry. Mexico is home to the most innovative foundry and casting businesses, not only in the automotive sector.

best partners
FUNDIEXPO has a long tradition as Mexico’s leading trade fair and forum for the foundry
industry. It is organized by the Mexican Foundry Society Sociedad Mexicana de Fundidores, A.C., with whom Messe Düsseldorf has now partnered. In 2022, 350 exhibitors from 15 countries attracted about 6,400 visitors to the event.

25.10.2024 - 30.10.2024
Deyang, China


The 75th World Foundry Congress (WFC 2024), hosted by the World Foundry Organization (WFO), will be held in Deyang, China from Oct. 25th to 30th, 2024. This is the third time that the Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) organizes the WFC after successfully holding the 61st WFC (1995, Beijing) and the 69th WFC (2010, Hangzhou).

December 2024
05.12.2024 - 07.12.2024
Yashobhoomi, India International Convention & Expo Centre, Delhi, India.

Alucast 2024

Warm Greetings from Aluminium Casters' Association (ALUCAST)®, India!

ALUCAST is happy to announce the next edition of its  International Mega Event ALUCAST 2024 - International Conference & Exhibition scheduled to take place on the5th-6th-7th December 2024 at Yashobhoomi, India International Convention & Expo Centre, Delhi, India.

The Conference details & the Exhibition Space Layout will be shared very soon.

February 2025
07.02.2025 - 09.02.2025
Biswa Bangla, Milan Mela Prangan, Kolkata

73rd Indian Foundry Congress along with IFEX 2025 & Cast India Expo

Greetings from IIF.

IIF will organise the 73rd Indian Foundry Congress along with IFEX 2025 & Cast India Expo under the theme Casting the Future - Innovate Collaborate Perpetuate at Biswa Bangla, Milan Mela Prangan, Kolkata on 7th, 8th and 9th February, 2025. Please find attached the brochure for your kind perusal

Significantly, this event would be coinciding with the 75th Year of the Institute which would be celebrated in a spectacular manner inviting global footfall with networking amongst foundrymen of different countries and giving an opportunity to the foundrymen, equipment manufacturers and material suppliers to interact with their counterparts across the globe. We also propose buyer Seller Meets to strengthen the ties with foundrymen of various countries.

We request for your gracious presence on 6th February, 2025 wherein we would like to felicitate you at Biswa Bangla, Milan Mela Prangan, Kolkata .

March 2025
05.03.2025 - 07.03.2025

Kongress »InCeight Casting C8 « fachübergreifendes Netzwerk für die Gießereibranche, 5. bis 7. März 2025

Energiekrise, Materialengpässe, Fachkräftemangel und Inflation beschränkendie Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der deutschen Gießereibranche. Die Notwendigkeit effizienter und nachhaltiger zu produzieren ist groß. Neben der Digitalisierung 
können Effizienzsteigerungen insbesondere durch eine verstärkte Vernetzung der am Entwicklungsprozess Beteiligten aus Industrie und Forschung vorangetrieben werden.

Der internationale Kongress »InCeight Casting C8«, vom 5. bis 7. März 2025 in Stockstadt, bietet zum dritten Mal mit fundierten Fachvorträgen, Workshops und Podiumsdiskussion diesen interdisziplinären Wissens- und Interessenaustausch mit dem Ziel, voneinander zu lernen und damit zukunftsfähig zu bleiben. Der Schwerpunkt der »InCeight Casting«-Vorträge liegt auf der Verknüpfung von Methoden und Kompetenzen aus verschiedenen Disziplinen mit dem Ziel, ein gemeinsames Verständnis für die verschiedenen Anforderungen an leistungsfähige und effiziente Gussprodukte zu entwickeln. 

Call for Papers bis 15. Mai 2024
Vorträge zu effizienten Leichtbaukonstruktionen, neuen Ideen der Produktentwicklungsowie Erkenntnissen aus Betriebsfestigkeit, Simulation, zerstörungsfreier Prüfung und Gießereitechnik gestalten das Programm. Interessierte aus den Bereichen Forschung und Entwicklung, Konstruktion, Produktion und Qualitätssicherung in der Energietechnik, dem Maschinen- und Anlagenbau oder dem Fahrzeugbau sind aufgerufen, ihr Vortragsthema beizutragen. 

Bis zum 15. Mai 2024 können hier Beiträge eingereicht werden. 
Link zur Einreichung: https://www.inceight-casting.com/en/call-for-papers.html?utm_source=PI-CfP 

Alle Beiträge werden in einem zitierfähigen Konferenzband veröffentlicht und sind nach einem Jahr als open-source verfügbar. 

Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung

Der internationale Kongress »InCeight Casting C8« leistet einen Beitrag zu aktiver Vernetzung und bietet einen zielgerichteten Austausch aller am Produktentwicklungsprozess beteiligten Disziplinen ermöglicht der internationale Kongress »InCeight Casting C8«. Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF in Darmstadt hat diesen Kongress mit Ausstellung 2021 erstmalig durchgeführt. Der Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie BDG, die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V. DGZfP, die Det Norske Veritas Group DNV und der Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V. VDMA unterstützen diesen Kongress.

Zentrales Ziel des Kongresses ist es, Netzwerke zu schaffen, um über die eigene Disziplin hinaus ein Gefühl und Verständnis für Sorgen, Nöte und Bedarfe der jeweils anderen zu erlangen, die sie bei der Konstruktion, Bemessung, Simulation, dem Abguss oder der Qualitätssicherung eines jeden Bauteils umtreiben. Stimmen des ersten Kongresses bestätigen das Konzept: »Die Teilnehmenden an dem interdisziplinären Forum für Guss kommen etwa zu gleichen Teilen aus den Bereichen Gießereien, Gussanwender und Forschung – perfekt für den übergreifenden Austausch«, und »Wir sind von dem inhaltlichen Konzept überzeugt und sehen im Kongress ‚InCeight Casting‘ eine relevante Veranstaltung für unsere Branche«.

Programm und Anmeldung www.inceight-casting.de

October 2025
15.10.2025 - 17.10.2025
Expo Guadalajara Av. Mariano Otero #1499 Col. Verde Valle, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México


Find your space and experience real added value for your business!

Already for the third time the Mexican, Latin and North-American die casting industry meets at the only spezialized trade fair for non-ferrous die casting in the region. The product range shows innovative solutions and products for die casting processes like aluminium, magnesium or zinc die casting. The event also focuses on topics like rapid prototyping, die casting machinery, material testing and post treatment.

~100 exhibitors

 ~5000 trade visitors

(together with Global Foundry Show)

Among other factors, the rise of Mexico's die casting sector is heavily based on the domestic and international demand for lightweight car die cast parts. The dramatic increase in tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 high-pressure die casting suppliers puls the entire industry into the market. Don't miss to be part of it and use EUROGUSS MEXICO to establish and cultivate contacts and to present products, services and solutions to the market of non-ferrous die casting.

21.06.2027 - 25.06.2027
Düsseldorf, Germany

GIFA 2027

The trade fair quartet: Your gate to the world market
It is a unique concept – and it provides unique contacts: The international trade fair quartet GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST is THE platform for meetings and business. International buyers, users, experts and decision makers from the metallurgy, heat technology and foundry industries meet here at four events, at the same time and at the same place.