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Dusseldorf, Germany

GIFA Dusseldorf International Foundry Trade Fair


With 78,000 visitors from more than 120 countries GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2015 in Düsseldorf were on the level of the previous events.


Four “Bright World of Metals“ trade fairs are switching to a three-year cycle

GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are taking place in Düsseldorf from 26. to 30. June 2018

GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are switching to a three-year cycle – the next time that the leading international trade fairs for foundry technology, metallurgy, thermo process equipment and castings will be taking place in Düsseldorf is from Tuesday, 26. to Saturday, 30. June 2018. In taking this decision, Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the changes in the innovation cycles within the industry. Messe Düsseldorf Director Joachim Schäfer: “Trade fairs are a reflection of the markets and at the same time provide an insight into industrial trends and developments. As a partner to the industry and in close liaison with its associations, it is our mission to react to changes and to create the appropriate platforms for good business and cutting-edge innovations.”

There has been widespread approval of the switch to a different cycle in the sectors covered by the event too. Dr Ioannis Ioannidis, CEO of Oskar Frech GmbH & Co. KG: “With digitisation and the rapid changes experienced in networked business life, trendsetting activities are becoming increasingly important. It is essential that the leading international trade fair GIFA makes a major contribution here by taking place at an appropriate interval. The new 3-year cycle for the “Bright World of Metals” is right in line with this development.”

In the course of their history, the 4 leading trade fairs have adapted to the changes in their industries’ cycles on several occasions: GIFA, which premiered in Düsseldorf in 1956, was initially held every six years before it switched to a five-year cycle in 1974 and then to a four-year cycle at the beginning of the millennium. THERMPROCESS has taken place at the same interval since 1974, while METEC was added in 1979 and NEWCAST made up the quartet in 2003.

GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are separate trade fairs that stand in each case for themselves and their markets, but only present a complete picture of the “Bright World of Metals” together. The range presented at GIFA covers the entire market for foundry plants and equipment, die-casting machines and melting operations. The major plant manufacturers are a key feature of METEC. Exhibitors there are in particular suppliers of plant and equipment for iron making, steel making and non-ferrous metal production and for casting and pouring molten steel as well as rolling and steel mills. Industrial furnaces, industrial heat treatment plants and thermal processes are the main emphases of the exhibits at THERMPROCESS. NEWCAST concentrates on the presentation of castings.


There are plenty of reasons to join us FOR THE GIFA Trade Fair .

You will meet knowledgeable industry leaders who will address a range of topics, link informative strategies for building your business, and learn how European demographics and psychographics differ from those in the U.S.

Put simply, if you want to tap into the vital European business market, you need to be at the GIFA Trade Fair and Trade Show with TTI Travel, the Trade Fair Travel Specialists!

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