Dr Guido Kleinschmidt (49), who is a member of the Managing Board of SMS group GmbH, is the new President of METEC, the International Metallurgical Trade Fair and Congresses from 25. to 29. June 2019. He was elected unanimously at the recent meeting of the steering committee of the four trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST. The election was necessary, because the former METEC President Marcel Fasswald had left SMS group to join thyssengroup Industrial Solutions AG as Chief Operating Officer.
GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2019 are set to be a major success. About 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their products and services in Düsseldorf under the motto “The Bright World of Metals”; approximately 78,000 visitors are expected to attend from all over the world. GMTN will be giving an insight into the entire range of foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermoprocess technology; both the international global players in the industry and smaller, innovative companies will be exhibiting in the city on the River Rhine. The trade fairs will be complemented by a programme of high-quality events, consisting of seminars, international congresses and lecture series.