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Event Update for GIFA 2023

The 2023 edition of GIFA 2023 will occur between 12.06.2023 and 16.06.2023 at Messe Düsseldorf. The event will be hosted as a face-to-face trade show and will feature the latest Covid-19 safety measures to ensure participant safety. This will include the installation of safety precautions such as the newest entry policy, strict social distancing and mandatory face masks and possibly other forms of PPE. Attendees should note that according to the latest entry regulation, they need to present before entry documents such as proof of recovery. They will also have to maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres and wear face masks at all times. Due to the implemented travel limitations, attendees will have to present their 3G documents upon arrival in Germany. The event will occur alongside METEC 2023, NEWCAST 2023 and THERMPROCESS 2023.


A Brief Overview of GIFA

GIFA brings visitors the chance to meet with international business representatives and introduce themselves to the newest technological innovations and breakthroughs in the casting technology and foundry sectors. The global fair lasts for five days and has found the ideal home in Düsseldorf, Germany. It’s here that the newest technologies are being presented to a wider audience, and you have a chance to grow your brand

GETA ltd presents you with an online hotel reservation for GIFA that saves you money and drops you near Messe Düsseldorf. All hotels for GIFA are selected with the idea that business travel has to be affordable for small and middle-sized companies as well. We handle your booking request with the utmost care and select the best hotel deals before anyone else has the chance. Enjoy a fast response and personable service every single time.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

In short, GIFA functions as a massive meeting point for professionals in the foundry industry – a source of new market information, technological advancements and opportunities for cross border sales. The fair commands serious turnout with the following statistics:

  • 940+ international exhibitors;
  • 48,000+ international visitors over the course of five days;
  • 120 countries represented;
  • 87,000+ square metres of exhibition space dedicated.

Industry Relevance

GIFA has been at the foreground of innovation in casting and foundry since 1956 and the fair takes place once every four years, which allows each new edition to have a completely unique feeling and texture to what’s exhibited. Currently, GIFA runs alongside three other major specialist events – NEWCAST, THERMPROCESS and METEC. There are many chances to raise your company profile with the numerous product presentations that span the entire value chain. Product categories cover conveyor systems, ferrous metals, form tools, foundry equipment, casting machines, casting materials, control engineering, furnaces, handling technology and so much more. Talks and forums pepper programming and promise thought-provoking topics like innovations in control systems, automation and sustainability.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Foundries, vehicle industry representatives, machine supply industry for foundries, raw materials and supplies supplier for foundries, mechanical engineers, trade, iron, steel and non-ferrous metals industry and services make up the majority of visitors that come to GIFA to conduct business. The breakdown in nationalities is roughly down the middle, with 46% of visitors being from Germany and 54% coming from abroad. After members of the European Union and other European countries, the countries with the biggest presence come from Africa, North America, South America and Asia. As to what positions visitors hold, there is a great variety across the corporate ladder from CEOs and co-founders to board members, management positions, freelancers, team leaders, lecturers and even students.

Previous editions


GIFA 2019 occurred between 25.06.2019 and 29.06.2019 at Messe Düsseldorf as a live trade show. The event received around 72,500 trade visitors and 2,360 exhibitors from 118 countries.

Past editions

GIFA 2019

25.06.2019 - 29.06.2019



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How to get to GIFA

On Foot

On Foot

from Dusseldorf Hbf is 1h 30 min walk or 30 min with a bicycle 

1h 5 min with a walk or 25 min with a bike


By Car

from Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof the ride will take you 30 min (~9 km)

from the airport there are only 15 to 20 min (~9km)


By Public Transport

From the Dusseldorf Central Station U-Bahn Nr U78 will get you there for 26 min

From Dusseldorf International Airport to Messeplatz you need to change transport with either of this 3 options:

 - From Airpot Terminals A/B/C: 6 stops with Bus 760 to Freiligrathplatz and then U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within 7 min walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - SB51 from Flughafen Terminal A/B/C to Theodor-Heuss-Brücke and then with U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - from Terminals A/B/C take bus 721 for 6 stops to 'Am Hain', transfer to bus 722 for another 4 stops to Messe Congress Center and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*

* every choice will take you from 30 to 40 min

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