Conferences

2023 Cast Iron Production Conference

February 27 – 28, 2023
Charlotte, NC

The 2023 Cast Iron Production Conference is a can’t miss event for any iron foundry, supplier or end-user of ferrous castings. Sessions will cover a broad range of topics including melting practice and charge makeup, inoculation, treatment, gating and risering, quality control and finishing considerations. This conference will benefit those who have responsibilities for areas listed above or are more focused and need to understand cross functional interactions. Attendees will hear several practical talks with ideas and concepts that can readily be put to use.

Introduction to Foundry Environmental Compliance

March 21 – 22, 2023
Schaumburg, IL

Learn the essentials of foundry environmental compliance with this seminar for people who are new to the environmental and/or metalcasting fields. This seminar will cover routine issues encountered in a metalcasting facility, with practical instruction on:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Routine compliance activities
  • Permitting
  • Reporting
  • Recordkeeping
  • Testing
  • Pollution control
  • Environmental management systems

2023 Advanced Air Seminar

May 9 – 10, 2023
Schaumburg, IL

This seminar is for individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of EPA air regulations and air emission calculations. It will build on basic knowledge with advanced practical knowledge, tools and techniques needed to address relatively complex foundry air emission issues. This two-day seminar will cover four main topics – Emission Estimation, Permitting, Regulatory Requirements and Compliance Demonstration. For each topic, classroom instruction will be followed by a working group session where small groups complete hypothetical air emission problems.

2023 Government Affairs Fly-In

June 20 – 21, 2023
Washington, D.C.

Issues on Capitol Hill have millions of dollars of implications for your company, including taxation, Buy America, trade enforcement, workforce policies, EPA rulemaking, and OSHA regulations. Each year, AFS members from across the entire supply chain gather to advocate for the metalcasting industry, grow the metalcasting economy, and get an inside look at policies that affect the industry.

2023 Management Training and Development Summit

July 12 – 14, 2023
Schaumburg, IL

Supervisors and human resources professionals will build their skills as metalcasting leaders during the foundry industry’s prime event for practical management training.  The 2023 Management Training and Development Summit will take place live at AFS Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, on July 12-14. New and experienced leaders in foundry management and HR positions are invited to attend and grow as leaders.  The summit is recommended for anyone who handles human resources or personnel management responsibilities in a metalcasting facility.

2023 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 18 – 20, 2023
Asheville, NC

Rejuvenate in Asheville, North Carolina, at the 2023 Foundry Leadership Summit, where leaders from all corners of the metalcasting industry will gather in an energizing setting for highly rated speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and rich networking opportunities.

Explore the profound changes sweeping the worlds of manufacturing, technology, economics, trade, and politics. You’ll emerge refreshed, renewed, and ready to embrace the future.