The Red Carpet
A red carpet greeted CastExpo attendees.
Registration was a busy area at CastExpo.
Attendees lined up early to get their badges and enter the show.
Waiting for the start
Eager attendees and dignitaries awaited the formal opening of the show.
Then-AFS president Jean Bye cut the ribbon to formally open the show.
Excellence in Metalcasting
The castings recognized in the 2019 Casting of the Year competition were on display.
Kaihan Krippendorff delivered his keynote "Outthink the Competition."
Towanda Long speaks during a panel from the Marketing Division.
Women in Metalcasting
Once again, the Women in Metalcasting breakfast was an important networking event.
Air Products donation
Air Products donated $15,000 to the AFS Institute.
The Hoyt Lecture
Doru Stefanescu delivered the Hoyt Memorial Lecture.
Doru Stefanescu was honored with a trophy after delivering the Hoyt Lecture.
The AFS Bookstore at The HUB saw show attendees purchase important books to help them learn more about their craft.
The MCDP Theater
The MCDP Theater welcomed important speeches and events during CastExpo.
Passing the Rammer
Jean Bye, left, and Peter Reich hold the ceremonial rammer.
Then-president Jean Bye was honored for her year leading AFS.
Bye and Dotson
Denny Dotson honors Jean Bye during the 2019 Annual Banquet.
The new president
Peter Reich holds the ceremonial rammer during the Annual Banquet.
Frank Abagnale Jr. watches the trailer for Catch Me If You Can before his keynote address.
There wasn't a seat to be had during the keynote delivered by Frank Abagnale Jr.
Abagnale meets the public
Frank Abagnale Jr. met with fans and answered questions after his keynote.
A packed house
Presentations at the MCDP Theater drew big crowds.
Students at CastExpo
There were numerous students at CastExpo, showing off the future of the industry.
Safety is fashionable.
There was a fashion show, exhibiting appropriate PPE for foundry workers.
CastExpo was a fun event and perfect for selfies.
The winning entry
Ryan Van Dyke won the student casting contest, and was interviewed by Modern Casting after the event.
The host venue
CastExpo was held at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Talking to attendees
AFS CEO Doug Kurkul and vice president Ben Yates speak with show attendees.
Smiling on the show floor
The show floor at CastExpo brought out many smiles.
Iron Man made an appearance at CastExpo.
The future of the industry was on display at CastExpo.
Talking on the floor
Many important and informative discussions took place on the show floor.
CastExpo wrapped up Tuesday, April 30. The next one is 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.
For 3 1/2 days in Atlanta, there were full-scale exhibits, cutting-edge technology demos, packed aisles, exciting new equipment, innovative sessions and a show floor full of energy at CastExpo 2019.
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