The recent staging of the Bright World of Metals, which consists of GIFA, METEC, Thermprocess and Newcast, confirmed its position at the world’s most important international platform for the metallurgy and casting sectors. Numerous investments, spontaneous business deals and lively discussions characterized the dynamic atmosphere in the 12 halls of the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The four concurrently held trade fairs achieved good results both on the exhibitor and visitor side. Most importantly, they were able to once again increase their internationality compared to previous events: 70% of the exhibitors were from outside Germany (65% in 2015), and 66% of the visitors came from countries other than Germany (62% in 2015).

Approximately 72,500 visitors from 118 countries attended the Bright World of Metals this year. The demand for European metallurgy and casting technology is particularly strong overseas, especially in Asia. This was also reflected in the international country ranking: India and China were the leading nations, followed by Italy, Turkey, Japan, France and Russia. In addition, over two-thirds of visitors were in upper and middle management positions with investment decision authority.

Once again, the metallurgy trade-fair quartet has proven itself to be a driver of trends and innovations. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 were a common theme throughout the exhibition halls and met with great interest from attendees. The topics of energy efficiency and resources conservation also played an important role at the events.

The next staging of the Bright World of Metals will be held in June 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exact dates will be released at a later date. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at GIFA, METEC, Thermprocess or Newcast 2023, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America at 312-781-5180 or info@mdna.com.