The forging industry will meet in Cleveland for the third consecutive time at Forge Fair 2019. The new Huntington Convention Center will host the biennial event May 21-23, 2019. That is when the Forging Industry Association will host industry leaders from around the world as it presents its expo and symposium that will be held for forging equipment, materials, supplies and services. The Huntington Convention Center will open its doors on the morning of May 21 to begin the first day of Forge Fair 2019, which will offer a full trade-show exposition and symposium programming.
Forge Fair 2019 is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry. More than 1,650 forging professionals from far and near will come to Forge Fair to learn about new products, make purchasing decisions and network with each other in a unique event platform that offers forgers and their suppliers the opportunity to connect with each other.
From material selection to the shipment of finished parts, Forge Fair 2019 will showcase innovations in heating, tooling, equipment, testing, automation, conservation of resources, process and plant improvements, and technology for all types of forging operations.
Who Should Attend?
Would it help you to meet with about 160 suppliers of equipment, consumables and services to the forging industry? Is it worth your time and travel to hear about the latest forging trends and technologies at more than 60 exhibitor presentations? Do you enjoy networking with industry professionals, meeting with old friends and making new ones? Would it help your organization to learn about advancements in the forging industry that can easily affect your business in the future?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you will find Cleveland to be the place to be May 21-23. Registration for Forge Fair 2019 opened last October, and all you have to do to register now is visit FIA’s website at www.forging.org to get your experience started.
If you are a supplier to the industry, there is still plenty of time to reserve a booth and connect with industry attendees. All details on booth specifications, floor plan and pricing are available at FIA’s website. Forge Fair 2019 is expected to attract more than 1,500 forging professionals representing more than 20 countries. Among these attendees are forging company CEOs and senior executives; plant managers, engineering and maintenance supervisors; and energy, technical and operations managers. These attendees represent approximately 200 custom, captive and catalog forging producers involved in the complete range of forging processes and materials.
Forging professionals attend to see new products, make purchasing decisions and network with each other. Forging producers from across the globe using any forging process for any end-use application are encouraged to attend. Many come for the entire program and take advantage of the reduced three-day fee structure. Single-day attendance is also an option for those who can make it a day trip. Many forging producers send teams of attendees from their management, engineering, production and sales staffs. Based on historical figures, attendees from forging management and engineering functions comprise about 75% of total attendees.
Those who come will have an excellent opportunity to see the most recent and advanced products and technologies brought to bear on modern forging design, production and finishing. From material selection to shipment of finished parts to consulting services, the product offerings on the expo floor will be the largest assembled in North America under one roof. Exhibitor displays will feature innovations in heating, tooling, equipment, testing, automation, conservation of resources, process and plant improvements and technology gains, which are adaptable to all types of forging operations.
What to Expect
Walk-on registration for Forge Fair 2019 will commence on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m. The exhibit floor will formally open at 11:00 a.m. on that day.
Registered attendees can attend the show-floor expo during exhibit hours. Roughly 160 industry suppliers are expected to display their products and services in a walk-through, trade-show format. Exhibit booths will include presentations of equipment, operating models, AV demonstrations, and product and literature samples. In addition, one-on-one, question-and-answer opportunities with vendor representatives are available. The expo hall is closed to general customer traffic while technical-paper presentations are in session.
Technical papers will be presented in 25-minute program slots, each of which will consist of multiple concurrently running presentations that the attendee can select according to his/her individual interests. Up to 60 total technical presentations will be made. Additional technical program information will be posted on the Forge Fair website as it becomes available.
Two group breakfasts, two buffet lunches and two evening cocktail receptions in the Exhibit Hall will increase time for attendees to speak with vendors one-on-one. The exhibit-floor meals are included in the registration fee for all attendees, either on a daily or full-conference basis. Attendee registration includes access to the exhibitor presentations, complimentary continental breakfasts, hot buffet lunches and evening receptions.
Need More Information?
Those interested in attending Forge Fair 2019 can get current information and their questions answered by visiting www.forging.org and clicking on Forge Fair. By doing so, you can get a current list of exhibitors, descriptions of company products and services, links to exhibitor websites, contact information, booth floor plans and synopses/times of technical papers to be presented.
See you in Cleveland!
The Forging Industry Association (FIA), with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, is comprised of North American producers of forged-metal components, accounting for 75% of the custom-forging volume produced annually. FIA, along with its predecessor organizations, has served the metal forging industry since 1913.
How Much Will It Cost?
Entry fees for Forge Fair 2019 will be the same as they were two years ago at Forge Fair 2017:
- FIA Member Three-Day Registration (Exhibitor or Attendee) $199
- FIA Member Single-Day Registration (Exhibitor or Attendee) $102
- Non-Member Three-Day Registration (Exhibitor or Attendee) $259
- Non-Member Single-Day Registration (Exhibitor or Attendee) $132
Room at the Inn?
The Forging Industry Association is proud to be partnering with the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center to offer Forge Fair 2019 attendees rooms at a special rate.
A room block at the hotel has been reserved for Forge Fair 2019 at a rate of $174 per night. When you place your hotel reservations, be sure to mention Forging Industry Association Forge Fair to receive the special room rate. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Monday, April 29, 2019.
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
1360 W. Mall Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44114