METEC 2023 / The Bright World of Metals

Chicago,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 2322



METEC 2023
International Metallurgical Trade Fair
June 12-16, 2023
Düsseldorf, Germany


The international trade fair quartet METEC, GIFATHERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, collectively known as The Bright World of Metals, is the world's flagship event for the metallurgy, foundry, heat technology and castings industries.  Held once every four years, METEC and its three companion events attracted 72,500 visitors from 118 countries and featured 2,360 exhibiting companies from around the world in June 2019.  

METEC offers a global range of products from the world's leading players, as well as medium-sized companies and specialized small firms presenting the very latest in iron, steel, and non-ferrous metal making, shaping, and metallurgical engineering to a broad international audience from the relevant industry sectors.

Visit us at booth #2322 for METEC 2023 exhibiting and visiting information!

Brands: The Bright World of Metals: METEC 2023, GIFA 2023, THERMPROCESS 2023, NEWCAST 2023; Metallurgy Russia 2022, METEC India 2022, METEC Southeast Asia 2022

 Press Releases

  •   Messe Düsseldorf will participate in AISTEch 2022 in order to promote “Bright World of Metals” - its worldwide program of metallurgy trade fairs organized around the globe. At booth 2322, visitor and exhibitor information for METEC 2023 (June 12 -16, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany), Metallurgy Russia 2022 (June 21 – 23, 2022 in Moscow), METEC Southeast Asia 2022 (October 5 – 7, 2022 in Bangkok) and METEC India 2022 (November 23 – 25, 2022 in Mumbai) will be available.

      As the leading international trade show for metallurgy, steel casting and steel production, METEC 2023, 11h International Metallurgical Trade Fair with Congresses, will provide a complete overview of the developments in the sector -  from machinery, plants and products for the steel industry to environmental and resource preservation and energy. Three industry related trade fairs, also part of the “Bright World of  Metals”,  will again be held concurrently with METEC 2022: GIFA 2023, 15th International Foundry Trade Fair with Technical Forum, NEWCAST 2023, 6th International Trade Fair for Castings with Technical Forum and THERMPROCESS 2023, 13th International Trade Fair and Symposium for Thermo Process Technology.

       Held every four years, METEC and its three companion events attracted 72,500 visitors from 118 countries and featured 2,360 exhibitors from around the world when it last took place in 2019.

       For information about visiting or exhibiting at METEC 2023 or any of the other metallurgy trade fairs in Messe Düsseldorf’s worldwide program, please visit booth 2322 at AISTech 2022 or contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail:; Visit, and; Follow us on twitter at

       For hotel and travel information, contact TTI Travel, Inc. at (866) 674-3476; Fax: (212) 674-3477; E-mail:;

  •    Exhibitor online registration for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2023 (GMTN)  is now open at





    Hall planning will start on April 30, 2022. GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2019 exhibitors can easily register for the 2023 event with their existing log-in and make necessary changes on the registration form. First-time exhibitors will be guided step-by-step through the online application process. Forming the “Bright World of Metals”, these four leading international trade fairs with congresses and high-caliber ancillary programs for foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology will be held concurrently from June 12 – 16, 2023  at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

       “Our trade fair quartet is well known as the gateway to the world market. It is only here in Düsseldorf that decision-makers, experts, supplier and users in these industries can obtain a complete overview, exchange ideas and design trends for the markets of the future at not one but four trade fairs,” explained Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director at Messe Düsseldorf. “We all benefit from investment in new, green technologies; this is also reflected by our ecoMetals campaign, which has long been a model for success and has become an integral part of the “Bright World of Metals”. Eligible for participation in this campaign are all exhibitors who particularly take environmental aspects such as resource savings, energy efficiency and climate neutrality into account for their innovations. These topics especially appeal to trade visitors – and of course to the young talents so important to these industries. With our trade fairs we can therefore also make a certain contribution fighting skilled labor shortage,” added Friedrich-Georg Kehrer.

       Whether plants, products, forward-looking solutions and concepts for the foundry, iron, steel and non-ferrous metal industries, machinery suppliers, mechanical engineering and the automotive sector: every four years these trade fairs are the meeting place for companies from around the world.

       The exhibits at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2023 will be complemented by a  versatile ancillary program consisting of seminars, international congresses, symposia and lecture series. 

       GMTN 2023 will be organized  – on the basis of the current safety and hygiene protocol – by Messe Düsseldorf . The trade fairs will be supported by VDMA (Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering). Also partnering with the trade fair quartet are the Foundry Chemistry Industry Association (IVG e.V., Laatzen), the Confederation of the German Foundry Industry (BDG e.V., Düsseldorf), the German Foundrymen’s Association (VDG e.V., Düsseldorf) as well as The European Foundry Association (CAEF, Düsseldorf).

    GIFA – 15th International Foundry Trade Fair with Technical Forum

       GIFA has a long tradition in the Düsseldorf trade fair portfolio: since 1956 it has played a prominent role in the industry as a global communication platform. In 2019 it recorded  top results (980 exhibitors from 46 countries, about 45,597 trade visitors from 127 countries) and featured a wide spectrum of innovations. The international trade visitors at GIFA 2019 came primarily from India, Italy, China, Turkey, Japan, France, Russia, Spain, Austria and South Korea. GIFA 2023 will again cover almost the complete global ranges in the fields foundry and melting plants, refractories technologies, machinery and equipment for molding and core making, molding sands and molding auxiliaries, sand preparation and reclamation, gating and feeding, casting machines, knock-out, fettling, finishing, pattern and die making as well as control systems and automation, environmental protection, waste removal and information technologies

    METEC – 11th International Metallurgical Trade Fairs with ESTAD Congress

       For the eleventh time, METEC will be an integral part of the trade fair quartet. Equipment for iron, steel and non-ferrous metal production will be presented alongside lines for casting and steel forming, equipment and components for metallurgical plants and rolling or steel mills. With over 17,820 visitors (66% of international) and 618 exhibitors from 39 countries the last staging of METEC in 2019 also posted record results. 

    THERMPROCESS – 13th International Trade Fair and Symposium for Thermo Process Technology

       Since 1974, THERMPROCESS has been the platform for innovative thermo process technology. The trade fair’s exhibit product categories in 2023 will include industrial furnaces, industrial heat treatment plants and thermal processes, equipment for special uses, components, equipment and supplies as well as occupational safety and ergonomics. The 2019 event attracted 5,923 trade visitors (50% international) and 337 exhibitors from 34 countries.

    NEWCAST – 6th International Trade Fair for Castings

       NEWCAST has been part of the trade fair quartet since 2003. As the world’s leading trade fair for castings it will cover all applications for castings - ranging from vehicle manufacturing, aviation and aerospace industries to machine and plant manufacturing as well as the medical device technology. In 2019, 3,404 visitors (67% international) and 443 exhibitors from 32 nations took part.  

       For further information on visiting or exhibiting at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS or NEWCAST 2023, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail:; Visit and; Follow us on twitter at

       For hotel and travel information, contact TTI Travel, Inc. at (866) 674-3476; Fax: (212) 674-3477; E-mail:;





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