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




IFC 2022 online registration is now closed. Registrations will be accepted onsite at the event.

If you have questions about IFC 2022 registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at or call 216-781-6260.



Exhibitor Information:

Exhibitor registration is now closed.  Click on the floorplan below to download a PDF with the current list of exhibitors.











Hotel Accommodations:

The hotel block at the Marriott Magnificent Mile Downtown is now at capacity. Please see the list of suggested hotels below. These are within walking distance to the host venue. Please note, this is a busy time in the city, we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.


Suggested Hotels:


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago

Downtown/Magnificent Mile

216 E Ontario St.

Chicago, IL 60611


Aloft Chicago Mag Mile

243 E Ontario St.

Chicago, IL 60611


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile

300 E Ohio St.

Chicago, IL 60611



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.