The event was due to be held in October of this year in Busan, South Korea, but the organising committee, the Korea Foundry Society and the World Foundry Organisation (WFO) have decided to postpone due to the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The new date for the 74th WFC will be 16-20th October 2022, at the same venue of the former programme – Bexco, Busan, Korea.
Under the guidance of the WFO, the event is held every two years in different locations around the world and brings the global foundry industry together to discuss technical aspects of metal casting. It is accompanied by an industry exhibition, an extensive social programme and industrial visits.
WFO general secretary Andrew Turner FICME said: “This decision was not taken lightly but in view of the current situation and the uncertainty around international travel that looks set to be in place for some time, the judgement was taken with the host organisers – the Korea Foundry Society – to postpone the event to ensure that when it is held in 2022 participants can come together safely and gain maximum benefit from attendance.”
10th BRICS Foundry Forum postponed
Due to the current situation and the official prohibition of the Government on holding all mass events, the Russian Association of Foundrymen (RAL) decided to postpone the 10th BRICS International Foundry Forum which was scheduled to be held between 9 and 11 June, 2020 in Moscow.
“As the organiser of this forum, the Russian Association of Foundrymen (RAL) suggests monitoring the situation and discussing the new dates of the forum after the countries have lifted all prohibitions on holding events, to make sure the success of the forum. On the website of BRICS Foundry Association, we will keep you informed of any updates about the postponed forum: http://www.brics-foundry.org.”