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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-781-6260.
Exhibitor registration is now closed. Click on the floorplan below to download a PDF with the current list of exhibitors.
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.
216 E Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
243 E Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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: https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/chidt.
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 https://travel.state.gov/ 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-781-6260.