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February 25, 2019
The American Foundry Society, a dynamic trade and professional association serving the
$33 billion metalcasting industry, has chosen Milwaukee and Columbus as host cities
for Metalcasting Congress 2021 and CastExpo 2022, respectively.
Milwaukee will host the 125th Metalcasting Congress in 2021, with more than 2,000
metalcasters, casting buyers, and industry suppliers expected to attend. The event will
be April 13-15, 2021, at the Wisconsin Center District. Milwaukee last hosted the show in
2017. Columbus will host CastExpo, which will attract more than 6,000 visitors from
around the world and more than 450 exhibitors, April 23-26, 2022, at the Greater
Columbus Convention Center. Columbus last hosted an AFS trade show in 2015.
“With Atlanta set to host CastExpo 2019 and Cleveland slated to host the 2020
Metalcasting Congress, we now have premiere locations scheduled out several
years,” said AFS CEO Doug Kurkul. “These host cities all provide exemplary exhibit
facilities, excellent host hotels, and convenient travel options.”
Established in 1896, Metalcasting Congress is AFS’ annual meeting and industry
showcase. It includes exhibits from foundries and suppliers, technical and
management presentations and classes, keynote speakers, and awards for leaders and
innovators in metalcasting.
CastExpo is a global metalcasting trade show and one of the industry’s most highly
anticipated events. Held every three years, it attracts more than 6,000 attendees and
hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest equipment and advancements in foundry
technology. Metalcasting Congress runs concurrently with CastExpo 2022.
Last year, AFS announced Cleveland as host of the 124th Metalcasting Congress, April
21-23, 2020. Registration for CastExpo 2019, April 27-30 at the Georgia World Congress
Center in Atlanta, is now open. For more information or to register, click here.
The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves
and represents the $33 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 Metal Casting Design &
Purchasing 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 afsinc.org.