Milwaukee to Host 2024 Foundry Trade Show & Conference

The American Foundry Society has announced Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will host Metalcasting Congress 2024, one of the largest foundry trade events in North America.

Established in 1903, Metalcasting Congress is AFS’s annual meeting and industry showcase. This important event on the metalcasting calendar features exhibits from foundries and industry suppliers, technical presentations and educational courses, keynote speeches, and awards for leaders and innovators in metalcasting.

This is the seventh time the show will be held in Milwaukee since 1903.

“Milwaukee’s rich manufacturing culture, paired with the many foundries and industry suppliers who call Wisconsin home, made Milwaukee a perfect choice to host Metalcasting Congress,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “AFS is eager to bring the economic power of the $44 billion metalcasting industry to Milwaukee in 2024.”

Several thousand people are expected to attend along with several hundred exhibitors. Metalcasters, suppliers, end-users, OEM representatives, students, researchers, and academics make up the bulk of Metalcasting Congress attendees. Metalcasting Congress 2024 takes place April 22-24, 2024, at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI.

CastExpo 2022, a major trade show and Congress held by AFS once every three years, will return live to Columbus, Ohio, on April 23-26, 2022. Exhibit sales and registration will open later this year. In 2023, Cleveland, Ohio, will host Metalcasting Congress on April 25-27, 2023.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $44 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at