The Forging Industry Association (FIA) has announced that Forge Fair 2021, North America’s largest forging industry trade show, originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2021, will be rescheduled to October 26-28, 2021.
“It has become clear that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of our Forge Fair exhibitor’s customers and prospective customers would not have permission to travel and attend trade shows through spring and into early summer. We owe it to our exhibitors and membership to put on the best Forge Fair we can, so today FIA’s board made the decision to move Forge Fair to October 26-28, 2021 – still at the TCF Center in Detroit. I want to sincerely thank the TCF Center leadership, Marriott Hotel leadership and our exhibitor services provider Fern for their flexibility in moving our show to the fall,” said Mike Gill, chairman of the FIA.
“With strong progress regarding vaccine deployment for COVID-19 prevention coming in December and Q1 2021, we want to ride that momentum and put on the best Forge Fair the industry has seen this fall. By moving the show from May to October, we are ensuring our exhibitors and attendees the best opportunity for success – both on the show floor and all the other activities we plan around the show – including our free conference sessions for all attendees, our keynote presentations and evening activities supported by our exhibitors. We all want to get back to normal, and we really feel this move to the fall is a step in the right direction,” said Jim Warren, FIA’s president and CEO.
The general logistics, schedule and location of Forge Fair 2021 will remain the same. The three-day trade show will take place at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center is the host hotel and will provide discounted room rates to Forge Fair attendees.