GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2011 with a high-quality side programme

An extensive, attractive side programme with numerous seminars and trade symposia, special shows and technical forums as well as international congresses and lecture series is being organised again for the “Bright World of Metals” this year, which is being held in Düsseldorf from 28. June to 2. July 2011. The focus is on information about current developments in research projects, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and resource minimisation. This means that the four metal trade fairs have excellent additional benefits to offer trade visitors: alongside the comprehensive demonstration by the exhibitors of their particular achievements, GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are providing the best possible basis for constructive dialogue between industry professionals.



GIFA: “GIFA-Treff” and WFO Technical Forum
The “GIFA-Treff” organised by the National Association of the German Foundry Industry (bdguss) will again be inviting experts to come and exchange ideas and information right at the heart of the trade fair in Hall 13. Thematic displays will be providing detailed information about such subjects as the energy-efficient production of castings or the use of discharged heat in the context of a special exhibition about “energy-efficient foundries”. The WFO (World Foundrymen Organization) Technical Forum in Hall 13 from 28. June to 1. July will once again be acting as a source of ideas and an opportunity to discuss trends when the international experts analyse the progress made in casting technology and indicate how foundry engineering can be optimised. The focus throughout the lecture programme is on energy efficiency and the responsible use of resources. Specialists from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and South Africa will be demonstrating impressively how practical applications know-how can be transferred internationally.


METEC: InSteelCon 2011 and EMC
METEC InSteelCon 2011, that is being organised by the Steel Institute VDeH, combines no fewer than four different trade congresses for the international steel industry at one location from 27. June to 1. July: ECIC (6th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress), ECCC (7th European Continuous Casting Conference), STEELSIM (4th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking) and EECRsteel (1st International Conference on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction in the Steel Industry). The events are being held at the Düsseldorf Congress Centre, directly on the exhibition site. More than 600 presentations – all of them in English – underline the outstanding global significance of this occasion. The European Metallurgical Conference (EMC) 2011 promises to be excellent too. The organiser, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, Resource and Environmental Technology (GDMB), has chosen “Optimisation and improvement of resource efficiency in the nonferrous metals industry” as the issue to focus on in the high-quality event this year.


THERMPROCESS: symposium, special show and conference
Optimisations and the latest findings from the industry – presented by experts with in-depth practical experience, all of whom are exhibitors at THERMPROCESS 2011 – will be the centre of attention at the THERMPROCESS Symposium organised by VDMA in Hall 9. Here, too, the emphasis will be on technical innovations relating to energy efficiency, heat recovery and burner technology. The special FOGI show organised by the Industrial Furnace Manufacturing Research Association (VDMA) in Hall 7 will provide a unique overview of the current research findings in the thermo process technology field. More than ten well-known German universities and private research institutions are issuing an invitation to participate in an intensive exchange of information and experience this year.


The 4th conference organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft Feuerfest- und Schornsteinbau e.V. in CCD.Ost is taking place on 28. June too. Speakers from Germany, France and Great Britain will be providing information about such subjects as new material developments and innovations in the design, implementation and installation fields.


NEWCAST: Forum and Award
NEWCAST will be featuring the “NEWCAST Forum”, that will be presenting the latest casting developments in interesting panel discussions and lectures by experts. The main subjects covered here will again be material and energy efficiency as well as innovative rapid manufacturing systems. The forum is being organised by bdguss.


For the second time after 2007, Messe Düsseldorf, bdguss and Verein Deutscher Gießereifachleute e.V. (VDG) are presenting the prestigious NEWCAST Award for the most innovative and outstanding castings in the following three categories: best substitution of a different manufacturing process, best function integration, best casting solution (extending the boundaries of casting engineering). The winners are being announced shortly before the trade fair, so that the companies can already exhibit their prizewinning products at the fair.


“Science Street”
20 institutes from Germany and other countries will, on the other hand, be demonstrating their comprehensive scientific capabilities in the context of “Science Street” in Hall 7. Research facilities from such countries as Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia and South Africa will be presenting their research and development findings and operations.


There is no doubt about it: the number and quality of the events combined with the comprehensive range of products and services presented by the exhibitors at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2011 will once again make Düsseldorf the meeting place and focal point for the international trade and research community from the foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology industries.


About “The Bright World of Metals”:
Messe Düsseldorf organises not only GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST with the general motto “The Bright World of Metals” but also other high-quality metal processing trade fairs all over the world. They include the trade fairs FOND-EX (International Foundry Fair) in the Czech Republic, Metallurgy-Litmash (International Trade Fair for Metallurgy Machinery, Plant Technology & Products) in Moscow and Metallurgy India in Bombay. The range for the metal industries is supplemented by two more events at the Düsseldorf location: Valve World Expo (central global trade fair for valves and valve equipment) and the global trade fair ALUMINIUM (international meeting place and congress for the aluminium industry) run by Reed Exhibitions.



Tania Vellen and Corinna Kuhn
Tel.: +49 211/4560-518/598
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