Beijing, China. The Heat Treatment and Industrial Furnace Expo (HTIFE) is organized by the Beijing Hiven Exhibition Co., Ltd. With the rapid development of China iron and steel, petroleum and petrochemical, shipbuilding, aerospace and other new equipment manufacturing industries, traditional heat treatment faces more serious challenges. HTIFE 2012 will showcase cutting edge technology from the global heat treatment industrial furnace industry. More than 600 enterprises and 30,000 professional visitors will be on-hand to discuss the latest information on refractory materials, industrial furnaces and general heat treating products and services. A technical seminar will be held during the exhibition with workshops and seminars that will address specialized industry topics with a target-oriented and practical approach.