GIFA Düsseldorf

| International Foundry Trade Fair with Technical Forum

The GIFA, or the International Foundry Trade Fair, is an esteemed event focused on the foundry and casting industry. This fair is held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany, a venue renowned for its modern and versatile facilities, and is organized by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. Established in 1956, the GIFA has taken place every four years and is tailored exclusively for trade visitors. Regarded as one of the world's largest and most authoritative events of its kind, GIFA serves as a vital platform for showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in the foundry and casting industry.

Key areas of focus at the fair include foundry equipment, raw materials, auxiliary and operating supplies, die casting technology, foundry chemicals, supply industry, and processing technology. The fair boasts an extensive range of products and services, such as foundry and melting plants, refractory technology, equipment and machinery for moulding and core production, moulding materials and foundry supplies, pattern and mould making, process control and automation, environmental protection and waste disposal, and information technologies. GIFA is traditionally held alongside other technology fairs such as METEC (Metallurgy), THERMPROCESS (Thermal Process Technology), and NEWCAST (Casting Products). This concurrent scheduling allows visitors to explore a broad array of topics and benefit from potential synergies. A standout highlight of the fair is the WFO Technical Forum, which provides comprehensive coverage of process technology for foundries and information on the latest industry developments. The GIFA's rich program features numerous seminars, international congresses, symposia, and lecture series, offering attendees diverse opportunities for further education and networking. This trade fair holds significant importance for the industry, giving companies the platform to present their products and services to a wide international audience and fostering the growth and expansion of business relationships. Moreover, it provides trade visitors with a comprehensive overview of current trends and innovations in the industry. In summary, GIFA is an essential event for professionals within the foundry and casting industry, presenting an opportunity to stay abreast of industry trends, establish new business contacts, and foster existing ones. It is, without a doubt, a highlight on the industry's international event calendar.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 5 days of the fair, from 25. June to 29. June 2019, about 980 exhibitors and 45597 visitors on the GIFA in Düsseldorf.

The GIFA takes place every four years, and therefore for the 16th time previsibly in June 2027 in Düsseldorf.

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every four years

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Local time:
12:33 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Messe Düsseldorf,
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)211 456001
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560668
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Past editions:
  • 12. - 16. June 2023
  • 25. - 29. June 2019
    • 980 exhibitors
    • 45597 visitors
  • 16. - 20. June 2015
    • 942 exhibitors from 47 countries
    • 48783 visitors
  • 28 Jun. - 02 Jul. 2011
    • 780 exhibitors from 45 countries
    • 48703 visitors
  • 12. - 16. June 2007
    • 793 exhibitors
    • 51000 visitors
  • 16. - 21. June 2003
    • 793 exhibitors
    • 50000 visitors
  • 09. - 15. June 1999
    • 907 exhibitors
    • 53760 visitors
  • 15. - 22. June 1994
    • 744 exhibitors
    • 51500 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Düsseldorf,
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: burners, casting equipment, casting machines, casting materials, control engineering, control technology, conveyor systems, ferrous metals, form tools, foundry equipment, furnaces, handling technology, holding furnaces, metrology, molding compounds, molding machines, nonferrous metals, pig iron, refractory materials, surface treatment equipment, testing, thermal insulation products, warehousing technology, welding equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the GIFA taking place?
The GIFA fair takes place in Düsseldorf, at the Messe Düsseldorf.

When is the GIFA taking place?
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How often does the GIFA take place?
The GIFA takes place every four years.

What kind of fair is the GIFA?
The GIFA is an exhibition for Metal Casting, Metallurgy and Industry.