Welcome Message!

Dear Friends,

It is with a sense of pride and achievement we are pleased to inform you that the Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI) was bestowed with the honour of hosting the 7th ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019 India. This decision was taken at the 6th ASIAFORGE Meeting 2016 held in Japan. After due consideration and study, AIFI has decided to organise the 7th ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019 India in Chennai from 18 January 2019 to 22 January 2019, inclusive of plant tours. As for the venue for the conference, the organisers have finalized Four Points by Sheraton, Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention Center (formerly Confluence Banquets & Resort), situated in a picturesque milieu, enthusing formal networking and knowledge-sharing with leisure.

In over 52 years, Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI) has had the opportunity to host International Forging Congress (IFC) 1990 at New Delhi, ASIAFORGE 2008 at New Delhi and IFC 2011 at Hyderabad. Over 550 delegates from the Asian forging community participated in the ASIAFORGE whereas in the IFC 2011 there were more than 1000 delegates from across the globe. As you are aware, AIFI successfully organized the first edition of Forgetech India 2016 at Gurgaon, which witnessed a footfall of 600 participants.

ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019 India would be held concurrently with the second edition of Forgetech India. In this event we would have presentation of articles on forging related subjects as well as exhibition of companies displaying their products. It would thus provide an excellent opportunity for all visitors to interact with the doyens of the forging industry, to observe the exhibits and get richer with forging knowledge.

No event can be a success without your presence. Hence, we are keen to meet you at 7th ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019 India. We shall be very happy to welcome you there.

Mr. S. Muralishankar
President – AIFI

Mr. Abhay Raj Kapoor
Convenor – ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019

Mr. Vikas Bajaj
Co-Convenor – ASIAFORGE Meeting 2019

About ASIAFORGE Meeting (AFM)

Mr. S Muralishankar
Mr. Zhang Jin
Executive Vice-President
and General Secretary
Mr. Dong Han Kang
Mr. Norihiro YAGI
Mr. Ken Mei Wu

ASIAFORGE is an organization established in April 2005 by Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI), Confederation of Chinese Metalforming Industry (CCMI), Korea Forging Industry Cooperative (KFC), Japan Forging Association (JFA), and Taiwan Forging Association (TFA), to deepen their partnership in the forging industry throughout Asia which has become a very important strategic region. ASIAFORGE Meeting is the name of the international conference held in Asia by ASIAFORGE.

AFM Timeline

About AIFI

The Association of Indian Forging Industry, more commonly known as AIFI, is an association of industrial units engaged in manufacturing of forging components in India. It was incorporated on 1st October 1965 as ‘Association of Indian Drop Forgings and Stamping Industries’, which was later changed to ‘Association of Indian Forging Industry’ on 29 December 1995. AIFI is administered by the Secretariat which is based in Pune.

Over the years, AIFI has developed strong linkages with its counterpart forging industry associations in USA, Europe, Japan, China, and various other countries. These facilitates the members in establishing new business relationships. Earlier, AIFI has organized ASIAFORGE Meeting in the year 2008, International Forging Congress in 1990 and 2011.

To know more, kindly visit our website www.indianforging.org

About Venue

The Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located at the junction of East Coast Road (ECR) and Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR). It’s easy to get to popular Bay of Bengal beaches and swim, sunbathe, or fish. Chennai International Airport (MAA) and Chennai Central railway station are 58 kilometres north of our resort.

Also known as Mamallapuram, its historic town and seaport is one of South India’s most-visited destinations. Dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries, the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that exemplifies the region’s rich culture. Krishna’s Butterball and Shore Temple are nearby.

  • Chennai International Airport to Conference Venue: 56.4 kms (appro 1.5 hours)
  • Chennai Central (Railway Station) to Conference Venue: 58.7 kms (appro 1.5 hours)
  • Pondicherry Airport to Conference Venue: 93.2 kms (appro 2 hours)


Category Early Bird Registration
(till 31 August 2018)
(till 10 January 2019)
On-site Registration Deliverables
AIFI Ordinary Member INR 8000 INR 10000 INR 12000 Registration Fee for Delegates include access to exhibition and technical presentations, delegate kit, lunch on 18, 19 and 20 January 2019 and dinner on 18 and 19 January 2019 and sightseeing tour on 18 January 2019.

Registration Fee for Accompanying Persons include access to lunch on 18, 19 and 20 January 2019 and dinner on 18 and 19 January 2019 and sightseeing tour on 18, 19 and 20 January 2019.
AIFI Associate Member INR 10000 INR 12000 INR 18000
Accompanying Person (Ordinary and Associate Member) INR 4000 INR 6000 INR 8000
AIFI Non-Member INR 12000 INR 14000 INR 18000
Accompanying Person (Non-member) INR 6000 INR 7000 INR 9000
Foreign Delegate USD 490 USD 590 USD 790
Accompanying Person USD 350 USD 450 USD 550
Student INR 2000 INR 4000 Registration Fee for Students include access to exhibition and technical presentations, delegate kit, lunch on 19 and 20 January 2019 and dinner on 19 January 2019.

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*The rates mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes.
** Corporate Discount of 20% would be applicable for registration of 5 or more delegates per company/organization/institution.

Please Note:

  • The registration fee does not include to & fro airfare from Chennai, hotel accommodation and airport transfers.
  • Cancellation of registration received by 30 September 2018 for both delegate as well as accompanying persons will be entitled to 50% refund.
  • 100% cancellation charges will apply cancellations made after 30 September 2018 and no refund will be made after that. No refund in case of ‘No Show’.
  • All cancellation should be made in writing and sent to AFM 2019 India Secretariat via email at [email protected]


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Programme Schedule

18 January 2019 (Friday)
10:00AM-5:00PM Registration
11:00AM-1:00PM Sightseeing Tour for all Delegates and Sponsors
6:00PM-8:30PM Asiaforge Representatives’ Meeting
8:30PM-10:00PM Welcome Dinner for Sponsors and Invited Guests
19 January 2019 (Saturday)
8:00AM-10:00AM Registration
9:00 AM-10:30AM Inaugural Ceremony
11:00AM-5:00PM Technical Presentations
8:00PM-10:00PM Gala Dinner
20 January 2019 (Sunday)
9:30 AM-4:00PM Technical Presentations
4:00PM-4:30PM Closing Ceremony

Call for Technical Papers

Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of abstract: 31 July 2018
  • Acceptance of abstract: 31 August 2018
  • Last date for submission of final paper: 30 September 2018

Theme of Presentation: Promoting Forging through unity

Topic Suggestions:
  • Disruptive technologies to the forging industries (E-mobility, Light-weight manufacturing, automation and so forth)
  • Technological upgradations (emission technology, fuel efficiency, etc.)
  • Forging and Environment (use of alternate energy, flashless forging technologies, etc.)
    *Please note- The above topics are for suggestion purpose only. Papers on other topics would also be considered by the technical committee.

Guidelines for Abstracts & Presentation
  • Topic and Abstract: must not exceed 500 words
  • Presentation Time: 20 minutes
  • Question & Answer: 5 minutes

Guidelines for Final Paper:
  • Registration of the presenting author of the selected paper would be complimentary;
  • Title and summary should not exceed 300 words;
  • The main text must be approximately 4000 words and must not be more than 9 pages;
  • Font type: Times New Roman; Font size: 12; Alignment: Justified; Line spacing: 1.5;
  • Please mention author’s name and affiliation (company name, designation, address, contact number and email ID);
  • The technical paper and presentation must be in the official language of the conference- English;

Please send abstracts of technical papers by email to [email protected]

Plant Tour

*Please Note:

  • All plant tours would be open for foreign delegates only.
  • AFM 2019 Secretariat reserves the right to cancel any tour due to unforeseen circumstances.

Spouse Programs

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AFM 2019 India would be a great opportunity for your company to interact with forging fraternity in one place. Hence, we seek your support in taking up one of the following:
  • Title Sponsorship
  • Diamond Sponsorship
  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Gold Sponsorship
  • Silver Sponsorship

You may reach to us at [email protected] to know more.

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