Fairs and Congresses

February 2024
27.02.2024 - 28.02.2024
Baden-Baden, Germany

11. Internationaler Motorenkongress

Fuels - time for new challenges!
At the end of February 2024, decision-makers and experts from engine developers and fuel specialists from all over the world will meet in Baden-Baden to discuss the future of the combustion engine in a practical way. In particular, the political decision to allow the approval of new combustion engines in the EU even after 2035 if they run on non-fossil fuels opens up a new need for discussion and action!

The focus of the congress is on the technical potential of the combustion engine for emission-neutral mobility in the future, both in the automotive and especially in the non-automotive sector! The ambitious climate targets of this and the coming decades will probably not be achieved with electromobility alone. An important key here is the issue of fuel, because its decarbonisation would help the overall engine-fuel system to move in the right direction towards a climate-neutral drive.

The aim of the congress is to specifically utilise the synergies with regard to fuels, their properties and the new approaches to powertrain development that arise from them. By closely interlinking car and commercial vehicle engine developers and fuel experts, we want to promote the exchange of experience both nationally and internationally within the multi-track congress.

The congress is organised by the VDI Wissensforum and ATZlive and is regarded in the industry as the platform for open, controversial and forward-looking discussions about the mobility of tomorrow.

March 2024
19.03.2024 - 20.03.2024

Gießen von Fahrwerkskomponenten in Lansdhut 2024

At the 4th VDI conference "Casting Technology and E-Mobility", you can find out what impact electromobility is having on foundry companies that manufacture engines and components for the automotive industry. The conference will present how casting processes, production routes and value chains are changing as a result of the electrification of the powertrain and what this means for the positioning of foundries on the market. Numerous field reports from OEMs, suppliers and research institutes will ensure a high level of practical relevance.

Effects of electrification in the powertrain on the use of casting technology
Electromobility has plunged the entire automotive, supplier and foundry industries into a fundamental change process that is still ongoing. Rising registration figures in Germany and Asia in particular clearly show what the drive topologies of new models will look like.

What products does the electrification of the powertrain offer for the use of casting technology? Which new processes will be used in the future? What new business models are emerging? How can you secure market share at an early stage?

The 4th VDI conference "Casting Technology E-Mobility" is the platform where representatives of OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, foundry experts and scientists come together to discuss these developments. The topics of the conference include:

- Transformation of the industry and market development à both conferences

- Casting technology in the powertrain

- Battery box & GiGa-Casting

- Components for the fuel cell

- Ecological topics

- The latest from research for the industry

- Joining of cast parts

April 2024
09.04.2024 - 10.04.2024
Congresshalle - lecture theatres and exhibition area

AKJ Automotive - 9 and 10 April 2024


The dynamic market and process landscape of the automotive industry presents a heterogeneous picture. While certain segments are experiencing a remarkable upswing, others are facing tough challenges. Central to this development is the increasing pressure from new competitors and products, changing supply chain structures and new business potential. Against this backdrop, strategic priorities need to be adjusted.

Development, procurement, production, logistics and market processes must be increasingly networked and reorganised. In view of the diversity of market assessments among existing and new partners, it is imperative to align strategies and projects in such a way that they ensure better integration in the processes of local and global transformation.

The concrete design of this realignment is the focus of the upcoming AKJ Automotive Congress on 9 and 10 April 2024, where renowned OEMs, suppliers, service providers and implementation experts will share and discuss their perspectives and solutions in keynote speeches, panel discussions, specialist contributions, plant tours and workshops

Congress venue
Congresshalle - lecture theatres and exhibition area
Hafenstraße 12, 66113 Saarbrücken

IPL - Institute for Production and Logistics Systems
Heinrich-Barth-Strasse 32, 66115 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 681 95431 0, e-mail: office@iplnet.de

EUROLOG - Your partner for transparency in the supply chain
Clavey Group of Companies - Knowledge in motion
GfPM e.V. - Your network for best practices and contacts
IPL Prof. Schmidt - Your partner for new structures and processes
ipolog - Your partner for safeguarding planning
Super Dryer - Your partner for avoiding transport and storage risks - Video

17.04.2024 - 19.04.2024

Die Casting Expo Mexico B2B & NADCA South Congress 2024

The most important event for metal injection moulding in Latin America is positioned as the as the number one in its class. Achieving in its 5th edition the preference and approval of the main approval of the main companies in the die casting industry.

We have the invaluable support of NADCA as our main ally and strategic partner. whose president will be accompanying us, as well as the presence of the China Foundry Association and the China Foundry Association. presence of the China Foundry Association and its president. 17, 18 AND 19 APRIL 202 4 / CINT ERME X , MONT ERREY DIE CASTING WORLD DIE CASTING COUNCIL

25.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
Salzburg Exhibition Centre

Große Gießertechnische Tagung 2024

On behalf of the Austrian, Swiss and German foundry associations, we would like to welcome you to the "Große Gießereitechnische Tagung 2024". On 25 and 26 April, we will make Salzburg the centre of the foundry world in the DACH region:  This conference will be an important forum for the exchange of information and experience for foundrymen, casting users and the supply industry.

Our high-calibre speakers from science and practice will provide insights into the latest developments and practice-oriented solutions in plenary lectures and in specific specialist lecture series. Not only general trends will be highlighted, but also specialised topics in the ferrous and non-ferrous sectors and in production technology will be discussed.

The accompanying trade exhibition will enable companies to present their latest products and services, while the foundry evening on 25 April at the Salzburg Exhibition Centre will provide an informal atmosphere for exchanging ideas and networking.

In addition to the attractive specialist programme, an exciting supporting programme is also planned, offering accompanying persons two varied and interesting days in and around Salzburg.

Of course, our Large Foundry Technology Conference will also be characterised by the challenging and ambitious political, economic and therefore also technical challenges that we face, particularly in EU Europe. The foundry industry faces many challenges, including promoting the circular economy, coping with rising energy costs, dealing with the shortage of skilled workers and the ongoing integration of digitalisation and new technologies. These topics will form an important part of our discussions at the conference in order to develop solutions that will make our industry fit for the future.

We are convinced that this event will provide a platform for groundbreaking discussions and inspiring insights that will not only advance the professional audience, but also the industry as a whole.

We are looking forward to a successful event in Austria and wish all participants a pleasant journey and enriching days full of knowledge exchange and networking.

Kind regards

Christa Zengerer, DI
Managing Director ÖGI Austrian Foundry Institute

Marcel Menet
Managing Director Foundry Association of Switzerland GVS

Max Schumacher
Managing Director BDG Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry

16.05.2024 - 17.05.2024

Aalener Giesserei Kolloquium 2024

The cost contribution for lectures, drinks, dinner and lunch is 395.00 euros plus VAT if you register by 8 May 2024. the price increases by 100.00 euros. Registration is possible until 14 May 2024 at the latest.
Cancellations must be made in writing by 9 May 2024, after which no further reimbursement of costs.

After registration you will receive an invoice from:
Steinbeis Transfer Centre
Foundry Technology Aalen GTA
Im Sonnenwinkel 12
73434 Aalen

Your participation will be confirmed by e-mail upon receipt of payment.

OEM and Tier 1 very often require a purchase order to settle the invoice. order number we cannot issue an invoice. For many OEMs and Tier 1s, our Steinbeis Centre has a supplier number, which we will be happy to send you on request.

Program and Register here

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.
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 - 13TH RANSHOFENER LIGHT METAL DAYS

For the 13th time, the LKR will gather the DACH light metals industry for a two-day expert exchange - from 26 to 27 September 2024 at Gut Brandlhof in Saalfelden.
Under the title "Light Metals Innovations for Environmental and Economic Sustainability", you can expect an exciting programme all about digitalisation and decarbonisation in the field of process and material development as well as material characterisation of light metals.

Make a note of this date now - more detailed information on the programme, registration formalities and sponsorship opportunities will follow in the coming weeks.

We are looking forward to the 13th Ranshofener Leichtmetalltage 2024, which will take place from 26 to 27 October 2024 at Hotel Gut Brandlhof, Saalfelden. Under the title "Green Processes & Sustainable Materials", you can expect an exciting programme around digitalisation and decarbonisation in the field of process and material development as well as material characterisation of light metals.

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).

October 2025
15.10.2025 - 17.10.2025
Expo Guadalajara - Av. Mariano Otero #1499 CP.44550, Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Global Foundry Expo 2025

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.