International Forging Congress (IFC) 2022

Event Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 to Monday, June 13, 2022



What is the International Forging Congress?
International Forging Congress (IFC) is a global event that brings together key players from the international forging community to exchange information and experiences. IFC features forging industry technical and business-oriented presentations. In addition, exhibitors display their forging-related products and services to IFC attendees.

The IFC was founded in 1953 and is organized by national forging associations from all over the world. The IFC travels the globe and is hosted in a different country every three years. This year the 23rd International Forging Congress will be held in the United States for only the fourth-time, last being hosted by FIA in 2008. The 23rd IFC will take place June 11-13, 2022 in Chicago, USA.


Click here to download the current IFC 2022 Program & Schedule Information (subject to change).



Who Attends IFC?



Perhaps the biggest reason you should attend IFC 2022 is the social interaction it encourages between forging peers. IFC 2022 will include various opportunities to network and engage with other attending delegates. Throughout the event delegates will be encouraged to interact, ask questions and share knowledge about industry advancements, economics, technologies and best-practices. Group lunches, coffee breaks and time in the Exhibit Hall will help to foster new relationships and provide delegates time to meet with one-another throughout the Congress.


Previous IFC host locations:

• 1953    1st IFC Gleneagles, Scotland/UK

• 1956    2nd IFC Munich, Germany
• 1959    3rd IFC Paris, France
• 1962    4th IFC London, UK
• 1965    5th IFC Munich, Germany
• 1968    6th IFC Washington, USA
• 1971    7th IFC Brussels, Belgium

• 1974    8th IFC  Nice, France

• 1977    9th IFC  Kyoto, Japan

• 1980    10th IFC  London, UK

• 1983    11th IFC Cologne, Germany

• 1986    12th IFC Orlando, USA
• 1990    13th IFC New Delhi, India
• 1993    14th IFC Venice, Italy
• 1996    15th IFC Paris, France
• 1999    16th IFC Beijing, China
• 2002    17th IFC Dusseldorf, Germany

• 2005    18th IFC Nagoya, Japan
• 2008    19th IFC Chicago, USA
• 2011    20th IFC Hyderabad, India
• 2014    21st IFC Berlin, Germany
• 2017    22nd IFC Hangzhou, China



Delegate Registration:

For online registration, click the red button below.


Online registration closes June 3, 2022. If you have any questions about registration, or would like a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards at  or +1-216-781-6260.

Note: Registration must by accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person.  



Exhibitor Information:

A total of 36, 8 x 10’ booths and 16 6’ tabletops are available for the exhibition, which will take place June 11-13, 2022 (set-up is on June 11, 2022). Exhibit booths are open to all suppliers of forging-related products and services, and FIA Member Forging Producers.


Who Can Exhibit:


Booth fee does not include conference admission.  Exhibitor booth attendees will be required to pay the full conference fee, which entitles them to take advantage of the entire conference, including general sessions, and planned social and meal functions.


Booth/display must not exceed 8’ in back height or 4’ in height on sides. Booth space is limited and will be selected by exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the red button below to reserve your booth or tabletop today.


Click the image below to view the full IFC 2022 Exhibitor Floorplan. 



Exhibitor Pricing:

8'x10' Booth Pricing:                                   6'x2' Tabletop Pricing: 
Member: $4,950 USD  Member: $2,950 USD 
Non-Member: $6,250 USD  Non-Member: $3,750 USD
Booth Fees Include:  Tabletop Fees Include* 
- Listing in Congress Program - Listing in Congress Program 
- 6 foot table & 2 chairs  - 6 foot table & 1 chair 
- Company name board  - Electrical outlet (shared)
- Electrical outlet (dedicated) - Table Linen
- Pipe and Drape * Tabletops are not permitted to have floor standing displays
- Wastebasket  















Hotel Accommodations:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

A room block has been reserved at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at the discounted rate of $284 per night. To place your hotel reservation, call 1-877-303-0104 and mention “Forging Industry Association” to receive the discounted group rate. You may also book your reservation online by clicking the red button below. The deadline to make reservations in the FIA room block is May 27, 2022. Rooms reserved after this date are subject space and rate availability.


Health & Safety (COVID-19 Protocols):

Attendee health and safety is a top priority for the Forging Industry Association (FIA). We will be monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and update our conference protocols accordingly based on the regulations set forth by the host venues/facilities and the city of Chicago. You can view the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile's COVID-19 protocols here:


Official Language:

Please note that English is the Official language of IFC 2022. All printed and electronic information related to the event will be available in English only. All presentations at the event will be in English, and all documents distributed at IFC will be in English only. All directional signage at the host hotel will also be in English only.


Obtaining a U.S. Visa:

Visit on the internet. This web site has been created to help you find the information about current visa policy and procedures quickly and easily, based on your own situation and circumstance.

IFC is unable to influence or assist in visa application. However, if your country requires a Letter of Invitation from IFC 2022 authorities, please contact or e-mail requesting said letter.


U.S. Smoking Regulations:

Please be advised that nearly all United States hotels are now completely non-smoking facilities (no smoking in guest rooms, meeting rooms or public areas including bars and restaurants). This includes our host property, the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile.


Conference Dress Code: 

Business attire (jacket, tie, slacks or skirts) is considered appropriate for the following:


If you have questions about IFC 2022, please contact Amanda Dureiko, FIA Operations and Foundation Specialist, at or call 216-781-6260.