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The Bright World of Metals: Shaping the Future of the Industry

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Author: Thomas Schneidewind

Date: 05. Apr. 2023

From 12 to 16 June 2023 Düsseldorf will become the centre for the international casting and metallurgical industries: the world’s leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST. The trade fairs are held every four years and together cover the complete spectrum of foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology, are particularly in demand in the energy-intensive sectors this year as current challenges fuel digitalisation in the metal technology sector and its search for sustainable and forward-looking solutions.

Hot spot of the industry

More than 2,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries will pick up global trends and showcase the complete spectrum of current technologies and products in twelve exhibition halls. The Hot Topics of the Bright World of Metals read: decarbonisation of the metallurgical industry, ecoMetals, circular economy, digitalisation, additive manufacturing processes as well as e-mobility and lightweight automotive construction.

Asian visitors to come

“In view of the current industry environment we are in for forward-looking GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST editions. The EU’s Climate Protection Plan 2050 will test the “mettle” of the metallurgical industry so it needs a strong communication platform for worldwide exchange more than ever. The exhibitors’ feedback shows that the get-together in June at the four technology trade fairs will prove an absolute highlight. Next to top-notch brands all well-known companies will be represented in Düsseldorf to tackle the big transformation with ground-breaking innovations and ideas,” explains Malte Seifert, Director of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, and adds: “The relaxation of travel restrictions in Asian regions has provided an additional boost to exhibitor registrations. So, trade visitors can again look forward to the accustomed, broad international attendance at the four trade fairs this year.”

The Bright World of Metals lives up to its prestigious name not only in terms of exhibitors but also in view of its visitor structure: experience shows that more than half the trade fair guests come from overseas and throughout Europe.