By Zhang Libo, Publisher/President, China Foundry Association
According to the latest world casting census by Modern Casting in Dec. 2018, the world casting production grew by 5.3% in 2017.
The world foundry industry is continuing with its growing trend in 2019. A series of professional and high-level foundry events will be staged one by one this year, showing the vitality and innovation of foundry industry in every region of the world.
At the beginning of 2019, IFEX was held from Jan 16-18 in India. In March 13-16, Shanghai, sponsored by China Foundry Association, the 17th China International Foundry Expo (METAL CHINA 2019) together with the 13th China International Die Casting Industry Exhibition will display the latest development of Chinese foundry industry and the Chinese foundrymen are expecting the world participation; On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, the triennial CASTEXPO will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta; and GIFA will again attract the attention of the world foundry industry from June 25-29, in Dusseldorf, Germany . From July 18-19, the 5th Asia Foundry Forum will be hosted by Taiwan Casting Industry Association in Taipei City. Hosted by China Foundry Association, Seminar of Asian Foundry Technology History Society will be held on Aug 29-31 in China’s ancient capital Xi’an. In September, there will be at least three activities in different parts of the world. The biennial Latin American Foundry Fair (FENAF) will be held from Sep.17-20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 9th BRICS Foundry Forum will be held during FENAF. The World Foundry Technical Forum will be held from Sept. 18-20 in Portoroz, Slovenia. The first self-organized oversea event of Metal+Metallurgy Thailand will make its debut from Sept. 18-20, BITEC, Bangkok, which will fully demonstrate the communication and cooperation with the “Belt and Road” initiative. Sponsored by China Foundry Association, the 16th Conference of Investment Casting will be held on Nov. 17-21 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.
2019 will prove to be a year of close communication and deep cooperation among the world foundry industry, Global Casting Magazine will play its role in reporting various and brilliant events, providing you with the latest foundry industry news on a global scale.