2023 FIA Annual Meeting of Members

Event Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Saturday, April 22, 2023


The 2022 FIA Annual Meeting of Members will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón in Naples, Florida on April 20-22, 2023. FIA Annual Meeting of Members provides in-depth analysis of the most pressing political, economic and workforce issues facing the forging industry today. Attendees can find answers to some of their biggest questions and will leave the event with the knowledge needed to grow their businesses.


Agenda: To view the current conference agenda, click here.


35% Off For Those Under 35:  Executives, bring your Next Gen Employees (ages 20-35)! This is a great way to engage and retain high-performing staff members, and expose them to FIA Membership and the forging industry as a whole.

What a great way to start a conversation with your younger team members and get their feedback! In addition, on Thursday, April 20, prior to the Opening Reception, there is an exclusive educational session specifically for future forging industry leaders – “Leadership Impact: Tips, Tools and Techniques for New (or Existing) Leaders”. The Next Gen participants will also have the option to participate in a Rum Tasting and Networking Activity to connect with their peers in the industry.



Click the red button below to register for the FIA Annual Meeting of Members.


If you have questions about meeting registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or call 216-781-6260.

Thank you Sponsors!


There are a variety of optional activities planned for the FIA Annual Meeting of Members. You must pre-register for these activities. To view and download activity descriptions and pricing, click here.

Please note, the timing of these activities overlap – so if you register to participate, only select one for each day. Spots are limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.



There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for the FIA Annual Meeting of Members. Promote your company’s products and services to this exclusive group of forging industry executives and professionals. To view and download a PDF of the sponsorship brochure, click here.



FIERF Silent Auction:

The Forging Foundation (FIERF) is excited to announce our third annual Silent Auction fundraiser to take place at the FIA Annual Meeting of Members on April 21, 2023. We ask that you consider donating an item or service for the auction at this year's event. Generous donations of services, gift cards, products and once-in-a-lifetime experiences will help our event succeed and raise funds for the mission of our organization.

Click here to download the silent auction donation form.


ForgingPAC Fundraiser:

For the first time in its history, the FIA is excited to announce that the Annual Meeting will include a ForgingPAC Fundraiser!" The fundraiser will be a raffle with the opportunity to win a piece of jewelry valued at $200, $300, or $500. Each raffle ticket costs $100, and you can buy up to ten tickets. All monies raised will go to the ForgingPAC. Your contribution aids in the development of relationships and the election of candidates who support our advocacy agenda. Individual contributions do not have the same impact as a combined one from the ForgingPAC; the power is in the numbers. If you have not already done so, please fill out the Prior Approval Form below to support the ForgingPAC.

About the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort:

Offering sweeping emerald views of the 36-hole Tiburón Golf Club, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, has an exceptional experience for everyone; a round of golf on a picturesque course, floating down the lazy river at the all-new Reservoir waterpark or indulging in flavorful Latin American-inspired cuisine and creative cocktails at Ria. In addition to the rolling greens of the courses, the resort offers lush scenery of Florida’s wetlands with The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort and the Gulf of Mexico just a 10-minute ride away, compliments of the resort shuttle.

Impeccable Ritz-Carlton services and amenities include a multilingual conference concierge, staff to attend to every need, a comprehensive business center, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and technicians, and complete catering and entertainment planning services.


Hotel Accommodations:

FIA has arranged a group room block at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón for a discounted rate of $399/night++ for meeting attendees. To book your room at the discounted rate please click the link below or call the hotel directly at 877-557-3092 and mention the Forging Industry Association. The deadline to book at the discounted rate is March 17, 2023.