Announcements: 4
Metalcasting Congress - Rules & Regulations
Posted: Oct 22, 2023
For: Attendees and Exhibitors
Click here for the CINA and Supplier Rules and Regulations
Housing Reservations are OPEN!!
Posted: Nov 15, 2023
For: Attendees and Exhibitors
Discounted room rates have been negotiated with several hotels near the Baird Center. Housing reservations can be made via this link.

Please book your rooms early. People are always disappointed when they wait too long and there is no room at the headquarter hotel.

Unauthorized Hotel Offers for Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo

Unfortunately, it is now common practice for unauthorized companies to claim to be official housing providers for trade shows and other large events, including Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo. Usually called “room poachers,” these companies target exhibitors and attendees with aggressive emails or phone calls claiming to offer supposed discounts on hotel rooms or incorrectly stating that room blocks are nearing or at capacity. Please note the American Foundry Society, Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo ARE NOT affiliated with third-party travel agents, wholesalers or other outside agencies claiming to offer hotel reservations.

To book a hotel for an AFS event, exhibitors and attendees should use the resources provided to them at or through other official AFS communications. AFS works directly with hotels to reserve rooms that are conveniently located and meet our quality standards. In exchange for booking large room blocks, hotels offer reservations at a discount, and AFS also receives other considerations that in turn benefit our exhibitors and attendees.

If you receive an email or other communication from a company you suspect is unaffiliated with AFS or its events, please contact us.

How room poaching works (or doesn’t)

“Poaching” is carried out by third parties that seek out major conventions and trade shows and solicit hotel reservations from people or businesses they expect to attend. Often, these solicitations include scare tactics intended to make people believe hotels are sold out many months in advance.

Unfortunately, booking a room through a poacher can lead to outrageously costly cancellation fees, bad accommodations far from the event site, or, worst of all, being charged for a room that hasn’t been reserved at all.

Unaffiliated companies

The following companies ARE NOT affiliated with the American Foundry Society, Metalcasting Congress or CastExpo. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, and it is regularly updated.

  • Corporate Booking Services – CBS International
  • Global EXPO LIST
  • Global Housing Services, Corp.
  • LPT
  • Travel Group Partners / TGP Marketing Corp.
Registration is now OPEN!!
Posted: Dec 1, 2023
For: Attendees and Exhibitors
Metalcasting Congress 2024 Attendees - click here to register or click here to download a registration form. Once completed, please submit it to

Metalcasting Congress 2024 Exhibitors, please login to the exhibitor portal and click on the Booth Staff Registration button to register. Refer to communications from or for a direct link to your portal.

NOTE: Diplomatic Security requires full name, DOB, city of birth, and email address as part of the clearance process associated with Secretary Pompeo’s appearance at AFS Metalcasting Congress 2024. Please make sure you have this information before registering your attendees and booth representatives.

If you need assistance with the exhibitor portal, please contact

If you need assistance with registration, please contact
Metalcasting Congress 2024 Attendee Terms and Conditions
Posted: Dec 1, 2023
For: Attendees and Exhibitors

Attendee Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received in writing by April 1, 2024. Refunds on registration fees will be subject to a $25 administration fee. Refunds on Special Event tickets will not be subject to the administration fee but must also be received in writing by April 1, 2024. There will be NO REFUNDS after April 1, 2024. Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Send cancellation requests to or via fax to 847-824-7848.

Age Restrictions:
No one under 16 is permitted on the show floor.

Photo/Video Policy:
No cameras are permitted. Photos with other devices should only be taken with consent of exhibitor and those who will be in the photo. Registration for Metalcasting Congress implies consent that pictures, video, or audio recording taken by AFS during Metalcasting Congress can be used for Metalcasting Congress coverage and promotional purposes. AFS can use your likeness without remuneration.

Privacy Policy:

Code of Conduct

Suitcasing Policy:
Attempting to sell to exhibitors, as well as distributing product and service information or samples to exhibitors, is not permitted. This policy is strictly enforced. Violation of the policy may result in being required to leave the show.