The recent concurrent staging of “The Bright World of Metals” trade fair quartet in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed to extremely positive results. With 78,000 visitors from more than 120 countries, GIFA (13th International Foundry Trade Fair with Technical Forum), METEC (9th International Metallurgical Trade Fair with Congresses), Thermprocess (11th International Trade Fair and Symposium for Thermo Process Technology) and NEWCAST (4th International Trade Fair for Precision Castings) were on the same level as previous events.  The 2,214 exhibiting companies reported numerous business transactions with customers from all over the world. Two-thirds of the visitors were directly involved in investment decisions in the top and middle management of their companies. The majority of international visitors came from India, Italy, Turkey, France and China.

In addition, the ecoMetals campaign with its topic of energy efficiency and resources saving was a popular feature for the attendees and the guided tours to the participating exhibitors were fully booked.