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March 2017

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


The online ticket shop for ITPS 2017, 2nd International Thermprocess Summit, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany on June 27 and 28, 2017 will open at the end of March at The tickets for the two-day conference cost Euro 950 plus VAT. Reduced rate tickets (Euro 800 plus VAT) are available for members of VDMA Metallurgy and CECOF (European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Association).

The ITPS 2017 conference program has also been finalized. High-profile international speakers will include Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (Club of Rome / keynote address), Dr. Paul Rübig (EU Parliament) and Dr. Richard Mark Soley (Industrial Internet Consortium). The conference will address not only scientific and practical aspects of thermo process technology but also the general global, economic and industry policy conditions. The impact of digitization on industry will be presented, in addition to the latest news from selected industrial customer groups (e.g. car manufacturing and the metal processing industry) and new business models. The complete ITPS 2017 program is available at

Successful duo: conference and exhibition

The second part of the Thermprocess Summit will be the exhibition in the foyer of the InterContinental Hotel, complementing the conference. The sponsor this year is LOI Thermprocess GmbH, presenting its capabilities alongside other well-known companies such as Himmelwerk GmbH, Elster GmbH (Honeywell Thermal Solutions), IBS and ITG Induktionsanlagen GmbH. Companies can book stands and sponsor packages. Contact Jennifer Dübelt (e-mail:; (Tel.: +49 211-4560520) for application forms or visit

ITPS & The Bright World of Metals:

Four years ago, Messe Düsseldorf, VDMA Metallurgy/Frankfurt, the European thermo process association CECOF and the trade magazine “heat processing” published by Vulkan Verlag launched the ITPS conference and exhibition with great success. Every two years, Düsseldorf becomes the hotspot for the global thermo process industry and the industries that use its products – with ITPS and THERMPROCESS taking place alternately. The international portfolio includes events in Asia and the U.S. The four international technology trade fairs GIFA (International Foundry Trade Fair), METEC (International Metallurgical Trade Fair), THERMPROCESS (International Trade Fair for Thermo Process Technology) and NEWCAST (International Trade Fair for Castings) will take place from June 25 – 29, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. A high-quality program consisting of seminars, international congresses and lecture series will support the exhibits. Further information is available at,,,, and

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