CastExpo 2019: Metalcasting success starts here

It’s three years in the making: North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and congress. Now, CastExpo 2019 is nearly here.

Produced by AFS, CastExpo 2019 is April 27-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Thousands are expected to attend, making it the continent’s biggest gathering of the metalcasting supply chain in 2019.

CastExpo is known for its huge show floor featuring full-scale demos from hundreds of exhibitors. Foundries also showcase their capabilities in Cast in North America (CINA), where the continent’s leading metalcasters will do business.

The CastExpo 2019 theme, “Metalcasting Success Starts Here,” speaks to the importance of this once-every-three-years event. CastExpo connects suppliers, buyers and metalcasters, attracting attendees from the entire $33 billion metalcasting industry – owners and executives, engineers and technicians, buying agents and purchasers, professors and students, suppliers and servicers, office staff and sales managers, and so many more. They check out the latest equipment and sign new deals, network and reconnect with peers and prospects, and learn about the latest advancements in metalcasting.

Running concurrently with CastExpo is the 123rd Metalcasting Congress, where many of the industry’s leading thinkers share the latest research, innovations and breakthroughs. Attendees can choose sessions from educational tracks covering all areas of metalcasting, including a Designers and Buyers Track offered on the show floor to complement CINA. Designers and buyers also are encouraged to "BYOB," or bring their own blueprints, to CINA foundries to explore their casting options.

Registration for CastExpo is open. To register or for more information, visit

CastExpo 2019 Keynote Speakers

Kaihan Krippendorff

"Outthink the Competition"

10:30 a.m. April 27

Krippendorff is the founder of Outthinker Roundtables with a reputation as a thought leader and a battle-tested consultant. He has energized businesses and individuals all while generating over $2.5 billion in revenue for many of the world's most recognizable Fortune 500 companies. He will speak about thriving in today's era of fast-paced technological change.


Dr. Doru Stefanescu

“Cast Iron’s Meritocractic Ascendance from Witchcraft to Virtual Simulation”

10:30 a.m. April 28

The world of materials competes solely on performance. Cast iron, going back to the 5th century B.C., survived on merit. To remain competitive, cast iron connected to the knowledge journey of humans. Stefanescu, faculty emeritus at Ohio State University and University of Alabama, will explore this journey.


Frank Abagnale

"Catch Me If You Can"

10:30 a.m. April 29

Abagnale, the inspiration for the movie Catch Me If You Can, provides entertaining insight into his life as a notorious impostor of the 1960s. Once known as America's most gifted con man, Abagnale will speak to CastExpo attendees about his escapades and reveal how he learned to live on the right side of the law.