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A Change of Leadership: Gerrit Nawracala takes over project management for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST


Gerrit Nawracala (46) has been the new leader of Metallurgy & Foundry Technologies since 1 September 2020. He will thus take over the leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, which will be held in Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June 2023.
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The date for the Bright World of Metals 2023 has been set


The global industry’s wait is over: The next date for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST has been set. The international leading trade fairs for metallurgy and foundry technology will be open to an expert audience in Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June 2023.
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Messe Düsseldorf: Expansion of international “Metals and Flow Technology” portfolio


THERMPROCESS is heading to China. As part of wire and Tube China from 23 to 26 September 2020 in Shanghai, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, to-gether with its Chinese and international partners, will be organising a 500-square-metre pavilion
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The Bright World of Metals Reinforces its Position as an International Leader


After five eventful days at the trade fair, the Bright World of Metals concluded successfully on Saturday 29 June. It fortified its international leading position as the world’s most important trade fair platform for metallurgy and casting technology.
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5th NEWCAST Awards: The three prize-winners herald from Germany and Hong-Kong


The NEWCAST Awards are a real highlight at the Bright World of Metals and have been awarded at every NEWCAST since 2003. In a celebratory ceremony Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, awarded the trophies to Impro International Ltd (Hong-Kong), DGH Sand Casting Corporate GmbH & Co. KG (Friedrichshafen, Germany) and Feinguss Blank GmbH (Riedlingen, Germany).
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“Steel flies” competition: The winning team is from Darmstadt


The international competition “Steel flies” has a winning team: David Kemper, Christian Lipp and Alexander Kubsch from TU Darmstadt not only won first place with their flying object, they also nabbed the Innovation Award for the particularly snazzy shape of their “aircraft”.
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A model of success: ecoMetals@The Bright World of Metals


Sustainability, resource conservation, and energy efficiency are some of the current trends in the energy-intensive foundry and metallurgy industries. Therefore, this year’s edition of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, and NEWCAST, which takes place from 25 to 29 June, will once more include the ecoMetals Trails, guided tours on the complex issues surrounding sustainability.
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Matchmaking in the Digital Age


What is the easiest way for exhibitors and visitors to find each other in the digital age? The new smart Matchmaking Tool pro-vides the ideal platform to make new contacts and network fast and easily.
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The NEWCAST Award: Application period extended to the end of May


Since 2003, Messe Düsseldorf and the Confederation of German Foundry Industry (BDG) have presented the NEWCAST Award – and every year, the competition proves just how innovative the industry is. This year, this is doubly true: The winners’ trophies are characterised by their extraordinary production method.
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Impressive performance by the “Bright World of Metals”


Excellent registration figures for the “Bright World of Metals”: more than 2,360 exhibitors from all over the world will be showcasing their achievements at the leading international trade fairs for foundry and metallurgical technology GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST from 25. to 29. June.
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