GIFA 2023

June 12 -16, 2023
Dusseldorf, Germany

Every four years GIFA sets the stage for the number one foundry technology exhibition in the world. Accompanied by three other events METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST. The combined trade fair prepares 5 action packed days of knowledge transfer, innovation and technology and product premiers.

GIFA attracts the largest dedicated trade visitor crowd with over 48,000 attendees coming from 45 countries. In addition over 800 exhibitors display the latest the industry has to offer, bringing business networking and knowledge transfer to the next level.

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 permitting reform, tax extenders, EPA rulemakings, Buy America, trade enforcement, workforce policies, 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

Are you a new Supervisor, Front-Line Manager or Human Resources professional?  Join other metalcasting industry attendees to build your skills as a metalcasting leader at the foundry industry's prime event for practical management training.

2023 Virtual Chapter Officers Conference

1-2:30 p.m. CT July 26, 2023
Live online

AFS regional chapters are encouraged to register at least one representative for the AFS Chapter Officers Webinar as we start a new and exciting chapter meeting year. By collaborating and sharing, AFS chapters can continue to thrive and deliver tremendous value to our members. That starts with your chapter’s participation on the Chapter Officers Webinar!

2023 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 18 – 20, 2023
Asheville, NC

The Right Issues – Dive into leadership development, workforce solutions, reshoring, foundry modernization, vehicle electrification, supply-chain challenges, the upcoming elections, and more.

The Right People – Hear insights from thought- provoking speakers, plus enjoy the company of your peers — the leaders of the metalcasting industry and supply chain.

2023 Copper Alloys Workshop

September 27 – 28, 2023
Schaumburg, IL

This workshop is tailored for new and experienced copper alloy manufacturing professionals. Featuring 15 sessions scheduled over two days, each session will be led by industry experts in their respective fields. Topics include green sand systems, gating and risering, metallurgy, additive manufacturing, quality inspection, foundry safety, and -- back by popular demand -- a panel on casting defects.

Please join us in expanding the shared knowledge in the copper alloy industry.

35th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference

October 3 – 5, 2023
Chicago, IL

For 35 years, the AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference has combined current must-know content with up-and-coming information for foundry EHS personnel.

2023 Practical Cupola Workshop

October 10 – 11, 2023
Cadillac, MI

Explore the fundamentals of foundry cupola operation at the 2023 Practical Cupola Workshop, presented by the AFS Cupola Committee. Topics reflect the expertise and experience of the conference’s industry-leading presenters, who are cupola operators and suppliers.

This workshop covers cupola basics as well as some moderately technical information. It is ideal for new operators, engineers, and operation supervisors.

2023 Future Leaders of Metalcasting Annual Meeting

October 23 - 24, 2023
Sheboygan, WI

The Annual meeting of the AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting promotes career development and networking among metalcasting professionals.  Rising metalcasting professionals are invited to Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI, to experience an immersive event from the AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting.

2023 Additive Manufacturing Conference

November 7 – 8, 2023
Dearborn, MI

Whether you're a foundry operator, casting designer or buyer, or industry supplier, the additive manufacturing revolution is going to shape your career. Stay ahead of the curve by attending the 2023 Additive Manufacturing Conference in Dearborn, MI.