The Forging Industry Association (FIA) announced that Forge Fair 2021, North America’s largest forging industry trade show, will be rescheduled to October 26-28, 2021. It was originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2021. The general logistics, schedule and location of Forge Fair 2021 will remain the same. The three-day trade show will take place at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center is the host hotel and will provide discounted room rates to Forge Fair attendees.
The 23rd International Forging Congress (IFC), to be held in Chicago Sept. 19-21, 2020, issued its call for presentations. The event, which will immediately follow the IMTS show, will showcase the best in technical and business-oriented presentations for the worldwide forging community. The IFC Planning Committee is calling for presentations now through Aug. 31, 2019.
Euroforge, the umbrella
organization of the European national associations for the forging industry,
has had a checkered history. Given changing
market conditions, negotiations between the various national forging
associations eventually led to the founding of the “New” Euroforge in Paris on
Nov. 10, 2000.
The global forging industry
experienced a first on Nov. 10, 2011, when this publication hosted “FORGExpo
2011: An International Virtual Event,” the forging industry’s first virtual
trade exhibition. The event featured a lineup of speakers, exhibitors and
social networking options in an online graphic interface at which papers were
presented and online Q&A sessions were held in real time.
On April 5-7, 2011, Schaumburg, Ill., hosted the Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation (FIERF) for its Forging Industry Technical Conference. Held every 18 months, this marked the 28th such event and coincided with FIERF’s 50th anniversary.