8th International Foundry Congress & Exhibition IFCE-2020    Report of the 7th International Foundry Congress and Exhibition - IFCE-2018

Report by Mr. Abdul Rashid, Secretary - PFA

Pakistan Foundry Association organized 7th International Foundry Congress and exhibition on 13th - 15th Nov, 2018 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore - Pakistan. Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan - President, Pakistan Foundry Association welcomed the chief guest, ministers, academia, foundrymen, young engineers, all foreign delegates, national & international industrial representatives.

He highlighted that Pakistan needs to initiate cluster growth in this industry to increase engineering exports and take our global share of castings and engineering items. Imports of castings in various sectors to be reviewed by government for the growth of local industry.

Mr. Abdur Razzak Dawood, Advisor to PM on Commerce, textile, and industry, Inaugurated IFCE-2018. The event was organized by Pakistan Foundry Association, engaged in the development of foundry sector with the objective to prepare local foundries for export markets through technological up-gradation and skills development. All members of PFA, Vice Chancellors from various Universities, technical teams from leading industrial sectors and many more have witnessed the exhibition and conference. Mr. Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister of Education and Skills Development, federal secretaries from various departments were also present.

The IFCE-2018 have provided an opportunity to investors, machinery manufacturers, foundry material suppliers and service providers to showcase their products and services to their counterparts and potential customers to make alliance. This forum also provided
a platform to the participants to get together & discuss advancement and opportunities in foundry business.

Pakistan Foundry Association is supporting foundries to adopt new technologies and to prepare them to improve casting production.
In this regard 25 technical papers were presented during IFCE-2018 of one to two hours each session over two days. Almost all sessions were successfully organized on important subjects of casting. It was an interesting initiative for those who wanted to bring changes in their industry.

Moreover, multinational companies (Omega, Sinto, Saint-Gobain, Magma, Cukurova Kimya Endustrisi - Turkey, EGT, Turkey, Forace Polymers Pvt. Ltd, Electrotherm (India) Ltd. Inductotherm, Megatherm, China Foundry Association, M/S Jiangsu Xingrui Piping, and M/S Wuxi Ronniewell Machinery, manufacturing equipment’s, foundry machinery, material, suppliers also exhibited and presented their latest technical updates to the participants of IFCE-2018. Overall there were around “4300” footfalls.

Pakistan Foundry Association invite foundrymen from multinational industries on the globe to join IFCE-2020 to be held in the mid of Nov, 2020. I emphasis Pakistan is a potential market of castings and yet economical as compared to neighbors.

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