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Theme: Business Beyond Boundaries

Welcome to 70th Indian Foundry Congress & IFEX 2022

Shake Hands during the Largest Foundry Event of India

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (Western Region) is offering opportunities for Business Beyond Boundaries. 70th Indian Foundry Congress, IFEX and Cast India Expo is a three-day integrated conference and exhibition being organized at Helipad Ground Exhibition Center, Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 17th to 19th April, 2022.

Western Region has a proven track record of hosting grand scale events successfully in the past giving value of time & money to delegates, exhibitors and visitors. This time also, Team Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Western Region with overwhelming support from all over India is working towards the success of this grand event.

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Devendra Jain

President, IIF

Foundry industry like all other industries has been facing a challenging time since the beginning of the pandemic….

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Subodh Panchal

Organizing Chairman

We are Back, with Business Beyond Boundaries
Once again, on behalf of The Organizing Team I extend a warm and cordial invitation to 70th IFC...

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Amish Panchal

Chairman IFEX 2022

Welcome to the Largest Foundry Exhibition
The Western Region of IIF has taken the challenge of creating a platform of IFEX-22 from 17-19 April 2022.

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Manish Patrikar

Chairman Western Region

IIF Western Region Welcomes you
On behalf of Western region of IIF, welcome to 70th Indian Foundry Congress & IFEX 2022. The three day event is full of ….

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Key highlights of Event

Foundry Technica

A unique reference volume that will remain on desk of owners & CEOs for lifetime focusing on Maintenance & Selection of Foundry Equipment, Costing & Pricing, Best Foundry Practices…

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IFEX & Cast India Expo

Opportunity to shake hands & make business deals at the Largest Foundry Exhibition at the largest venue of India with more than One Lakh Sq.mts display area…

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Innovative Sessions

Western Region has always given innovative & creative slots. This time also, we have carefully selected & planned exciting sessions to keep in tune with the emerging technologies…

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News & Updates

Our Speakers

Check out the confirmed speakers and their topics of 70th Indian Foundry Congress

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Event Schedule plan

Conference Schedule

SUNDAY, 17 APRIL 2022:
TIME HALL  -  1 HALL  -  2
1000 - 1100 INAUGURATION OF IFEX – 2022 by Shri JAGDISH VISHWAKARMA, Hon. Minister of State, Industries & Mines
1100 - 1130 TEA-BREAK
1130 - 1330 SESSION – 1                              
CHAIRMAN – Mr. N. P. Sinha
SESSION – 2                               
CHAIRMAN – Mr. S. P. Oudhia
  Speaker Topic Speaker Topic
1. Mr. Sandeep Rege, Head Foundry, Automotive Unit, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Best Practises in my Foundry Mr. Deepak Chowdhary, Founder, Inventor, MD - MPM Infosoft P. Ltd., Nagpur Machine Learning based variable compactibility set-point control solution for improved castings
2. Ms. Jaya Dave, Group Head – HRD,
Bhagwati Group of Foundries
How to Retain Employees Mr. Gelson Montero, Head R&D, International Sales Mgr., Künkel Wagner, Germany Improvement of metallic yield on ductile iron castings by understanding properties of graphite expansion
3. Dr. Indira Parikh, President, Antardisha Transforming SME’s to Unicorn organisations,
opportunities / challenges
Dr. NithyanandanDevaraaj, E.D., Amex Alloys P. Ltd. Why do foundries fail?
4. Mr. Iyer Srinivasan, MD, Elkem South Asia P. Ltd. How to face challenges arising out of pandemic Mr. Sameer Kelkar, CEO, R&D, Grind Master Machines P. Ltd. Grinding for complex ferrous castings
5. Mr. Brajesh Kumar Singh Tata Motors, Jamshedpur A Case study on ‘Zero discharge of hazardous waste’ Mr. Klous Oosterhof & Mr. Holgar Barth
Hüttenes Albertus, Germany
Additive manufacturing designed for Foundry needs
1330 - 1430 LUNCH
1430 - 1700 VISIT TO IFEX 2022
1700 - 1900 BREAK
1900 - 2030 INAUGURAL FUNCTION:                          *    Welcome                         *    About IIF                       *    About IFC – 2022
*    Keynote Address by:                         Mr. SRIRAM VIJI, MD, Brakes India Group on ‘Aiming Higher, Reaching Further’
*    Inauguration by Chief Guest:          Shri BHUPENDRABHAI PATEL, Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat
*    Inaugural Speech           *   Award Ceremony         *    Vote of Thanks
MONDAY, 18 APRIL 2022:
TIME HALL  -  1 HALL  -  2
1000 - 1200 SESSION – 3                           
CHAIRMAN – Mr. Vijay Menon
VIDEO PRESENTATIONS                  
CHAIRMAN – Mr. Sanjay Desai
CNH Industrial (I) P. Ltd. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles P. Ltd.
Dana India P. Ltd.
John Deere India P. Ltd.
Meritor Commercial Vehicle Systems (I) Ltd.
Mr. Pritiman Panigrahi, GM (Purchasing) Mr. Suresh Shivalingam, Head, Procurement
Mr. Mohan Kadam, GM - Purchasing
Mr. Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Commodity Lead  Mr. Rajesh Edlabadkar, Supply Chain Manager
Mr. Amit Ghildiyal, Head, Supply Management Mr. Praveen V. Katte, Director - Purchasing
1. Mr. Michael Fanz-Huster, Manager Sales, Inductotherm Ltd.
2. Kuk Hyun Han, President, Samyoung Machinery Co. Ltd. Korea
Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) - Big Data processing in Industrial environment
Study on applicability of Sand 3D printing cores & moulds for casting applications
1200 - 1215 TEA-BREAK
1215 - 1415 SESSION – 3 contd.           
 CHAIRMAN – Mr. Krishana Samaraj
CHAIRMAN – Mr. Sanjay Desai
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. TAFE Ltd.
Atlas Copco (I) Ltd.
Sandvik Mining & Construction Simpson and Co. Ltd.
Mr. VikasNadgir, DGM Strategic Sourcing Unit Mr. Asokan Natarajan, Manager
Mr. Chandrakant Bande, SQA Manager Mr. Mustafa Patel, DGM-Sourcing
Mr. N. Santhanagopalan, SGM
Mr. Mahendran Kamaraj, SGM - (QA)
3. Dr. Heinz Jürgen Büchner, MD, Industrials & Automotive Germany
4. Prof. Jan Jezierski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Global Foundry Industry –
Future chances & challenges
Metallurgical quality of melt as a key of sound castings
TIME HALL  -  1 HALL  -  2
1000 - 1140 SESSION – 4
CHAIRMAN – Mr. Sushil Sharma
CHAIRMAN – Mr. B. S. Govind
1. Mr. Anil Patel,
Plant Manager, Sanand, Ford Motor Co.
Future trends of castings and area of opportunities Mr. Balaji D. Loganathan & Mr. P. A. Jayaraman, Spritle Software How Artificial Intelligence & computer vision can help foundries achieve better performance results
2. Mr. Deepak Anaghan, Engineer, R&D, Metso (I) P.Ltd. Environmental effect of Foundry operations and technological solutions Mr. Santosh Kumar A.S., GM, Pro-SIM R&D P. Ltd. Prediction on effect of resin bonded percentage on casting quality using simulation
3. Mr. Adhitya K., Sr. Engineer R&D, Peekay Steels P. Ltd., Coimbatore Amalgamation of metallurgical theories and Foundry tradition of ASTM -A295 / A995M Super Duplex Stainless Steel Mr. Dipak Ghosh, Director – Technical, Forace Polymers P. Ltd. Inorganic sand binders system –
No longer a choice but compulsion
4. Mr. Satyanarayana V. N. VP Foundry Sales, DISA Non-ferrous castings on Moulding Systems Mr. Chandan Panda, VP, Gargi (HA) P. Ltd. High performance cold box system to optimise quality
1140 - 1200 TEA-BREAK
1200 - 1300 SESSION – 6
CHAIRMAN – Mr. Vijay Purohit
CHAIRMAN –Mr. Amar Patil
1. Mr. Vinayak Ghatge, VP Forace Polymers P. Ltd. In-situ preparation - A latest trend in Refractory Coating Mr. Rajesh Goel,
Vice President, Sage Metals
Cost of quality – A window to economic sustainability
2. Mr. Jitendra Lakhotia, Aakar Foundry, Pune Effect of EV rollout on Aluminium Castings Demand Mr. Himanshu Mishra, Foundry Division, Tata Motors Use of silicon carbide in place of ferro –silicon alloys during induction Furnace Melting
1300 - 1400 LUNCH
1400 - 1500 CHAIRMAN – Mr. Devendra Jain / Mr. Subodh Panchal - FOUNDRYMEN’S HOUR – Open house on burning issues…
  Valedictory: Chief Guest Shri Vijay Menon, MD, Menon & Menon P. Ltd. on “How Indian Foundry can survive…
Please Note: Exact timining of sessions shall be published in due course of time


Helipad Exhibition Center

Helipad Exhibition Center, Sector 17, Gandhinagar, Nr Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Distance From
  • 18 Kms from SVP International Airport, Ahmedabad
  •   26 Kms from Kalupur Railway Station, Ahmedabad

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Helipad Exhibition Center

Swarnim Park, Near Jilla Panchayat,
Sector 17, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382016, India

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Conference Secretariat

215 A, Sakar IX, Opp. Times of India
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009
+91 98240 15380