28 May CAEF Forum at GIFA 2019: Management and Strategy topics

The CAEF Forum at GIFA will take place on Friday, 28 June 2019, at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany (Hall 13, D 04).

The focus of the Lecture Forum will be on strategy and management topics related to the Foundry Industry. Speakers from seven different European countries are going to present various approaches to the strategic development of foundries in nine different lectures.  The UK will be represented by Arron Rimmer, speaking in the GIFA Forum and Pam Murrell (replacing Vikki Evans) within the CAEF Forum.

A Registration for the CAEF Forum is not required. The Lecture Forum is open to all attending GIFA, and free of charge.  The lectures will be translated simultaneously (English – German).

Who are CAEF:

CAEF is the umbrella organisation of the national European foundry associations. The organisation, founded in 1953, has 22 European member states and works to promote the economic, technical, legal and social interests of the European foundry industry. At the same time, CAEF implements activities which aim at developing national foundry industries and co-coordinating their shared international interests. The General Secretariat has been situated in Düsseldorf since 1997.  The European foundry industry has around 4700 companies, with nearly 300,000 employees generating a turnover of 43 billion Euro. European foundries recruit 20,000 workers and engineers per year. The main customer industries are e.g. the automotive sector, the general engineering industry and the building industry as well as the electrical engineering industry.  No industrial sector exists without reliance upon cast components.

You may find further information at www.caef.eu.


Abigail Southall
Abigail Southall