Metalcasting Congress 2024: Registration Opens for Premier Foundry Event Coming to Milwaukee in April

Professionals from throughout the worldwide metalcasting supply chain are now eligible to register for Metalcasting Congress 2024, North America's premier foundry industry gathering. Set to unfold on April 23 – 25, 2024, at Milwaukee's Baird Center, this event is poised to deliver unparalleled business, educational, and networking opportunities for professionals within the industry.

Attendees can anticipate a dynamic showcase of cutting-edge products and services from prominent industry suppliers and North American metalcasters, highlighting the latest advancements in the field. Distinguished speakers will provide insightful keynotes, including former U.S. Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who will present “Leadership in Uncertain Times.” Other keynote speakers will be AFS Past President Mike Lenahan of Badger Mining Corp., who will give this year's Hoyt Memorial Lecture, "Embracing Adversity – Mining the Riches from Life’s Challenges," and business growth strategist Meridith Elliott Powell, who will present "Successful Succession Strategies for Manufacturers of Every Size.”

Metalcasting Congress also offers a wide array of opportunities for knowledge-sharing, spanning technical sessions unveiling breakthroughs, management sessions presenting the newest best practices, targeted education for casting designers and buyers, and immersive AFS Institute classes. Content is applicable to all major alloys and processes. Numerous networking prospects will foster valuable relationships that will extend beyond the event.

“With a theme of ‘Momentum in Metalcasting,’ Metalcasting Congress 2024 promises to be a dynamic platform for collaboration, innovation, and sustaining the momentum that defines the future of our industry,” said Doug Kurkul, CEO of the American Foundry Society, which hosts the annual event. “We look forward to welcoming metalcasters, suppliers, OEM representatives, students, academics, and more to Milwaukee this April.”

Two registration options are available: The Exhibits Pass provides access to the show floor, the Casting Designers and Buyers Track, and keynotes. The All-Access Pass Including Education Track offers everything included in the Exhibits Pass, plus all technical and management sessions and AFS Institute courses.

Early registrants who secure their spots before Feb. 15 can take advantage of the best admission deals. Members of AFS save even more. For more information and to register, visit

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $48 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