Dear Congress Participants
I am greatly honored to announce that the World Foundry Organization and the Korea Foundry Society would like to cordially invite you to the 74th World Foundry Congress, that will take place in Busan, Korea, during Oct. 18th-22nd, 2020.
The ecosystem of the world foundry industry is rapidly changing, and noticeably the efforts for foundry innovation through smart factory and/or 3D printing technology have been recently activated as well. Development of new casting materials and processes, automation and robots for foundry, socio-ecological demands including energy consumption and environment protection, human right and safety during the foundry process, new business models based on open innovation platform, casting reliability and working performance may be just a few issues for our future foundry society. Considering the importance of the newly arising issues, it is time to gather our wisdom together for the future of the foundry society.
Under this circumstance, we already suggested the motto of the present congress as “Cast the future”. I sincerely appeal to the congress participants to hold the line together, stay with us under our motto. Throughout the forthcoming congress, we will surely do our best to greet each of you with warm hearted mind for your memorable and distinguished contribution in many aspects.
One more thing, we widely open the beginner’s session for novice, offering a great opportunity for a right start with above-mentioned issues with your lovely care. Please let the young man do a great job during the congress! In other words, let’s cast the future.
I look forward to seeing you in Busan in 2020.
The Organizing Committee of the 74th World Foundry Congress / Chairperson
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology / Vice President