CAEF was represented at the international foundry trade fair GIFA from 25 to 29 June 2019 and welcomed its member associations as well as their member companies. GIFA is the most important meeting place of the foundry world and takes place every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Besides its European member associations, CAEF was present with a booth and has been successfully represented by Heiko Lickfett, Secretary General and Sophie Steffen, Secretary of the Economic Commission. Many interested visitors, foundry experts, finance specialists and journalists took the opportunity to come by and discuss economic and technical developments, risks and chances for the foundry business.
Moreover, CAEF presented its planned and current projects, such as the new published picture library and the international exchange programme for apprentices. Additionally, CAEF provided information about upcoming events, like the reactivation of the General Engineering Section. At the end, Heiko Lickfett sums up: “We have received many positive reactions on our work and got interesting impulses and new ideas for our future work representing and supporting the European foundry industry. The fair was a great success! ”
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