WHEN
June 4-6, 2018

WHERE
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Il 60018, U.S.A.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Following successful meetings in Europe the International Zinc Association (IZA) will launch a tailored zinc die casting conference for representatives of all major stakeholder industries and end-users in North America. In addition to providing a unique platform for discussion, knowledge sharing and networking the two-day conference program will highlight the latest technical developments and market updates, as well as the winners of the 2018 Zinc Die Casting Competition–North America. The conference will also be complemented by an exhibition and a workshop on zinc pricing strategies.

REGISTRATION
Registration will open in February 2018.

FEES
Delegates: US$ 250

Non-business guest/spouse: US$ 125
(This includes admission to welcome reception and dinner.)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
– Zinc die casters
– Alloy producers
– Designers and design engineers
– End-use customers
– Others

SCHEDULE
June 4: Registration & Welcome Reception
June 5: Conference & Award Dinner
June 6: Conference (expected end: 4pm)

PROGRAM TOPICS
Zinc die casting markets and trends
Zinc die casting technology
Design and new alloy application
Developments in surface finishing
Simulation and process modeling
Winners 2018 Zinc Die Casting Competition

Special Workshop: Zinc Pricing Strategies

Click here to download a draft of the program.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
There will be a number of interesting opportunities for companies to raise their profile through general sponsorship or specific sponsorship packages. For details please contact Berit Wirths at bwirths@zinc.org.

2018 ZINC DIE CASTING COMPETITION – NORTH AMERICA
In conjunction with the conference IZA will organize a Zinc Die Casting Competition providing die casters a unique platform to demonstrate their expertise and skills to a broad audience. To participate die casters are requested to submit a zinc die cast part.

Entries will be judged for their design, quality, cost savings, ingenuity and innovation by an independent jury of experts. Winners will be awarded at the Zinc Die Casting Conference in Chicago in June and will be asked to present their work as part of the conference program.

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2018

Further information is available here.

CONTACT
Berit Wirths
bwirths@zinc.org