Women in Forging Networking Dinner

Event Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 to Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Please Join Us for a Women in Forging Networking Dinner!

FIA is hosting a Women in Forging Networking Dinner to help women in our industry connect, network, build relationships, empower each other and learn from one another. Information on the FIA Women in Forging Committee will be made available, as well as details about other FIA and FIERF initiatives. Come network with your peers and engage with other women involved in forging and the forging supply chain.


Dine for a Good Cause! Registration fees from this event will be donated to the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship. The Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship program was set up to financially help talented women students become aware of, work towards and experience the many leadership opportunities that a career in manufacturing and the forging industry holds. This scholarship is looking to reward the best and brightest women who have the desire and potential to reach executive or senior leadership levels.


Men as Allies: We encourage both women and men to participate in this event. It is a great opportunity for men in the industry to support their female counterparts; meet and hear from women at other companies and in other business segments; learn about the mission and goals of the Women in Forging Committee; and support the Forging Foundation and the FIA Women’s Scholarship.


When: Tuesday, March 21st (alongside FIA's Safety Conference)

Where: Perrys Steakhouse & Grille

1780 East Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Cost: $150/person



Please click the red button below to register for the Women in Forging Networking Dinner.



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


Elgin Sweeper Co.

March 22, 2023

Attendees of the Women in Forging Networking Dinner are also invited to join attendees of the FIA Safety Conference for a plant tour the next morning, Wednesday, March 22nd at Elgin Sweeper Co.


If you are registered for the Safety Conference, the plant tour will be included in your itinerary. If not, please include this selection in your Women in Forging Dinner registration.


8:00 a.m. – Bus departs AMADA America, Inc.

180 Amada Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60173

(Participants are responsible for their own transportation to AMADA America, Inc.)

8:30 a.m. – Elgin Sweeper Plant Tour

9:30 a.m. – Bus returns to AMADA America, Inc.

About Elgin Sweeper Co.

Products: Mechanical Sweepers, Regenerative Air Sweepers, Vacuum Sweepers, Waterless Sweepers, CNG Sweeper

Markets: Municipal, Construction, Industrial, Airport

Special Notes: Elgin equipment utilizes all variations of today's sweeping technology - mechanical, pure vacuum sweepers, regenerative air, alternative fuel, waterless dust control - and now a single-engine technology.

For more information on the Safety Conference, please click here


Guests of AMADA America, Inc. receive a discounted corporate rate of $149/night at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg. To book your room at the Hyatt Regency at the discounted rate, please click the button below.