Dear Members and Friends of the Forging Family,

In times of major changes in our main markets, technological disruption and growing awareness of sustainability, the future of forging is facing many challenges. At our 2nd EUROFORGE conFAIR we will bring together the best suppliers, the most innovative scientists and the leaders of the forging industry in order to discuss the threats and opportunities of the current industrial megatrends and their effects on the forging world.

The EUROFORGE conFAIR in Bilbao – which will now be taking place in 2022 – provides the opportunity for all kinds of suppliers to present their latest products and solutions contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the forging companies in an attractive hybrid fair and exhibition. Based on the great success of our first event in 2018 and in the light of the new international conference and exhibition landscape, we will be offering a combination of a face-to-face and a virtual event providing the “best of both worlds”. By doing this we have managed to significantly increase the options for exhibitors and the number of technological fields being presented. The conference will cover the latest technological developments by world-leading institutes and innovation leaders from the industry, focussing on solutions to the big future topics. Forums and get-together events will provide a frame for personal networking and exchange – in person as well as virtual.

In 2022 we are additionally planning to provide the opportunity of visiting a number of local plants in the Basque country around Bilbao, which has a strong forging history, as an extra option to a limited number of participants.

All members of the forging family are cordially invited to join in this trendsetting event and use the opportunity to meet and exchange on challenges and on innovative technical solutions. I am looking forward to welcoming you in Bilbao in 2022!

Alper Kanca
EUROFORGE President

Programme Overview

The programme will offer scientific sessions with latest highlights of the forging industry as well as industrial sessions from top-class companies.

NOCARBforging / energy efficiency

Forging 4.0 / robotics

Lightweight forging

E-mobility effects on forging

New materials in forging

Forging process re-engineering

Tuesday

21 September 2021
ExhibitionWelcome Reception

Tuesday

21 September 2021
ExhibitionWelcome Reception

Wednesday

28 September 2022
ExhibitionOpening & Keynotes
Scientific and industry presentations
Welcome Reception

Thursday

29 September 2022
ExhibitionScientific and industry presentations
Closing

Interview with EUROFORGE Secretary General, Tobias Hain

The 1st EUROFORGE conFAIR 2018 in Berlin was quite successful. How will the 2nd conFAIR differ from the first and what highlights can we expect?

The biggest difference from 2018 is that our 2021 event will be hybrid. We will enrich the successful concept of our first conFAIR adding the advantages of a digital event. This approach of combining “the best of both worlds” will be unique and offer the participants the highest possible flexibility in choosing between in-person and digital ways of personal networking, professional business talk and gaining up-to-date knowledge from the presentations. Again we want to offer an exhibition of the leading suppliers to the forging industry and we are currently planning a high-end presentation program about the future topics in forging.

How important is it to hold this meeting after what the world has experienced lately? And how affected is the forging industry by the corona crisis?

In 2020 the event world came to a sudden stop due to the COVID-19 crisis. All major fairs and conferences were cancelled or postponed; concerning the forging industry the International Forging Congress IFC had to be moved to 2022. The global forging industry has been hit hard by the crisis, too, as markets broke down and are only slowly recovering. After the industry has coped with these turbulences and is back on track, we expect a major need to catch up on business relations, new supplier solutions, networking and latest scientific know-how. This is why I consider this meeting so important for the international forging community.

The conFAIR 2021 is once again all about the future of the forging industry. What does the future hold for us? What are the main opportunities and the hardest challenges to forge the future?

When choosing the headlines for our program we were driven by the future market and social requirements for our industry. The megatrends are carbon reduction, digitization, new materials and the transformation of the automotive industry. In our scientific as well in the industrial presentations we will try and find answers to these challenges as a combination of best practice solutions and new R&D-findings. This will build the base for a successful future of the forging industry.

Register your Interest

MCI Deutschland GmbH
MCI | Germany – Berlin
Markgrafenstr. 56, 10117 Berlin, Germany
T: +49 30 204590
F: +49 30 2045950
euroforge-confair@mci-group.com

In case you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team members of the professional congress organiser MCI directly, or use the contact form.

About EUROFORGE

EUROFORGE mission is to be the professional partner and net-work builder for the European Forging Associations/companies Read more

About Bilbao

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