American Foundry Society

           Wisconsin Chapter


Upcoming events

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233


    Contact AFS WI Headquarters to make changes or to your registration, purchase additional exhibitor badges or meals. or 262-532-2440 ext 16

    GO ALL-IN!

    On your business's future by exhibiting at the 2020 Regional Conference & Exposition

    POTAWATOMI HOTEL & CASINO in Milwaukee| February 12-14, 2020

    Conference & Expo Highlights:

    • Over 80 exhibitors in Potawatomi's spacious exhibit space - act fast and you could be one of them!
    • Networking opportunities galore
    • Covered parking, skywalk access to expo hall floor
    • Educational Technical Sessions throughout the conference
    • 7th Annual Student Casting Competition- come see and support the next generation of foundry professionals!
    • 2nd Annual Job fair and networking session
    • Great Kick-Off and Keynote Speakers!
    • A fun-filled venue near downtown Milwaukee

    Booth registration includes two exhibitor badges and two Thursday lunch tickets. Booths are 8' deep x 10' wide, with 8' pipe and drape in the back and 3' pipe and drape on the sides.  There will be a 6' skirted table, two chairs and a wastebasket at each exhibitor location. All booths will be equipped with electricity and will have access to free wi-fi.

    Exhibitor Registration Cost:
    • AFS Corporate Members: Early Bird, through November 15, $825 [after November 15,  $1,050] 
    • AFS Personal Members: Early Bird, through November 15, $875 [after November 15,  $1,100] 
    • AFS Non-Members: Early Bird, through November 15, $1,075 [after November 15, $1,300]
    • Additional exhibitor badges: $75 each includes Thursday lunch ticket OR $50 without lunch.

    *Two booth discount - $50 per booth. Contact headquarters for assistance.

    Thursday dinner tickets sold separately: $65 each

    Returning Exhibitors who register by Friday October 25th will receive the same booth they had at the 2019 Regional. View 2019 Exhibitor Map.  New Exhibitors will be  added to a wait list and contacted on October 28th regarding available booth space. Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

    Exhibitors will  be allowed to register up to 6 free VIP Guests for Wednesday's Expo, which includes a networking reception with complimentary beer & appetizers and a cash bar. Watch for more details.

    If you would like to make hotel reservations,  please call 800-729-7244 (PAYSBIG). Please be sure to mention the group booking name to the agent when calling to get the reduced rate AFS Wisconsin 2020 Regional Conference. You may also book online at our website/URL at: www.paysbig/hotel with your unique Group Code: AFS02112020. Please keep in mind that when using the URL with the Group Code to select the appropriate arrival/departure dates for the event.

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    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

    "Go All In" on Your Business' Future by Attending the 82nd Annual

    AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo!

    The Wisconsin Chapter AFS, Stateline Chapter and NEW Chapter, along with the Regional Planning Committee are proud to present the 82nd Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition, February 12-14, 2020 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.

    Reasons to come to the Wisconsin Regional:

    • Exciting Speakers
    • Educational Tech Sessions - View the Tech Session Schedule
    • Over 80 Exhibitors
    • Student Casting Contest
    • Networking Opportunities Galore
    • Wednesday Afternoon: Free Beer and Appetizers
    • Thursday Afternoon Job Fair
    • Friday: Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
    • A fun-filled venue
    Cost to attend the Regional:

    AFS Corporate Members and Individual Members:

    • Conference Badge: $30  - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions

    Foundry Attendee:

    • Conference Badge: $30 - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions
    • Foundry Tech-Expo "6-pack": $90 - lot price for up to 6 foundry people from one foundry location

    Non-Foundry Attendee:

    • Conference Badge: $50 - Includes Expo and Tech Sessions

    Retirees and Students:

    • Conference Badge FREE

    Important Links & Information

    Meal Pricing | Thursday Lunch & Dinner Tickets Must Be Purchased in Advance
    • Wednesday afternoon: Free beer and appetizers in the Expo Hall
    • Thursday Expo Lunch: $25 | Sandwich Board with assorted sandwiches, Redskin Potato Salad, Garden Salad, Kettle Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Brownies, Soda
    • Thursday night Keynote Speaker Dinner: $65 | Plated Filet Mignon served with white cheddar mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables & a pear & blue cheese salad. Dessert: Amaretto Cheesecake - Please notify AFS WI to request a vegetarian option.
    • Thursday Lunch & Dinner package: $75
    • Friday Morning: Complimentary Breakfast Buffet beginning at 7:45 AM

    Special Room Rate Extended through Friday, January 31st!

    Potawatomi Hotel is offering a special room rate  of $123 per night, subject to availability.  Contact the hotel directly at (800) 729-7244 (PAYSBIG) to make your reservations. Identify that you are with the AFS WI 2020 Regional Conference and would like the conference rate.  You may also book online at www.paysbig/hotel with your unique group code: AFS02112020. Please keep in mind that when using the URL with the group code to select the appropriate arrival/departure dates for the event. 

    Directions to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Blast Cleaning Technologies, 6682 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis

    Free Tour for registered AFS WI Regional Attendees!

    AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Exposition attendees are invited to attend a free tour of Blast Cleaning Technologies on the morning of Wednesday, February 12th, before the Expo hall opens at the Wisconsin Regional. 

    A bus will transport tour attendees from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to Blast Cleaning Technologies at 10:00 AM.  The tour will last one hour and attendees will return, via bus, to Potawatomi immediately following the tour.

    RSVP to reserve your spot for the tour - space is limited!

    Please wear closed-toe shoes.  Eye and ear protection will be provided.

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Potawatomi

    AFS WI Regional EXHIBITORS: Register your VIP Guests TODAY!

    AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo Exhibitors may invite up to 6 FREE VIP Guests to attend the Expo at the AFS WI Regional, on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. 

    These VIP Passes, which you may share with your guests, will allow them free entrance into the Expo on Wednesday and an opportunity to network at a reception on the Expo floor, which will include free beer and a cash bar. 

    Preregistration of guests is required.

    You may share this printable VIP pass with your VIP guests. Please instruct them to present the pass at the check-in desk at the Regional on Wednesday, when they arrive to pick up their badge.

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

    AFS Wisconsin Regional Job Fair | Thursday, February 13 | 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    How it Works:
    • Metalcasters and suppliers who register to participate in this free job fair will receive a high-top table with two chairs which they can use to set up their company information.
    • Twenty employer spots available; first come, first serve - sign up today!
    • Students and other professionals will use this opportunity to network and discuss job opportunities, having the freedom to move about the networking tables for discussion and introduction between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 13th.
    Employers: The Job Fair is a GREAT PLACE if you want to:
    • Meet with seasoned professionals working in the metalcasting industry, who may be interested in new opportunities.
    • Promote your company & job openings.
    • Try a new method to attract talent to your organization.
    • Meet with prospective students interested in the metalcasting industry.
      • Schools planning to attend include:

    Job Seekers: The Job Fair is a GREAT PLACE to be if you are:
    • Actively looking for a new job.
    • Passively networking to see what opportunities are available.
    • Interested in getting acquainted with some of the best metalcasting companies in the industry.
    • Looking for an internship.
    • NOTE: Bring your resume!
    Cost to participate: FREE (Please note: registration is required for organizations interested in hosting a table, and space is limited)

    *Please note: the job fair is free and open to all who have registered as exhibitors or attendees of the  AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo. 

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Past events

20 Jan 2020 January Monthly Meeting
10 Jan 2020 2020 Regional Program Advertising & Support
06 Dec 2019 Christmas Party 2019
06 Dec 2019 2019 Christmas Party Sponsorships
18 Nov 2019 Committee Night
21 Oct 2019 Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry Tour & Dinner
14 Oct 2019 Past President's Dinner
16 Sep 2019 September Monthly Meeting
02 Aug 2019 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing 2019
20 May 2019 "Old Timer" Dinner Meeting
21 Mar 2019 March Dinner Meeting
14 Feb 2019 Job Fair at the AFS Wisconsin Regional
14 Feb 2019 2019 AFS WI Regional Invitational Casting Competition
13 Feb 2019 VIP Wednesday Expo Guest Registration
13 Feb 2019 81st Annual AFS WI Regional Exposition and Conference
13 Feb 2019 Exhibitor Registration | Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Expo
21 Jan 2019 Dinner Meeting with AFS Student Chapter
30 Nov 2018 Christmas Party 2018
15 Oct 2018 Emerson Appleton Electric Co. Foundry Tour
10 Sep 2018 Supply Chain Challenges - A Look Into the Past, Present, and Future
03 Aug 2018 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
19 Mar 2018 Grohmann Museum Tour & Dinner
14 Feb 2018 80th AFS Wisconsin Regional
14 Feb 2018 AFS WI Chapter Regional Conference & Expo, Exhibitor Registration
15 Jan 2018 January Dinner Meeting & Speaker
30 Dec 2017 2018 Wisconsin Regional Conference & Expo Program Advertising & Support
01 Dec 2017 AFS WI 2017Christmas Party
20 Nov 2017 Committee Night
16 Oct 2017 Dinner Meeting with Speaker: Wisconsin State Senator Chris Kapenga
18 Sep 2017 Woodland/Alloy Casting, Inc. Tour & Dinner Meeting
01 Sep 2017 AFS Wisconsin Chapter 2017-2018 Support Opportunities
04 Aug 2017 AFS WI Annual Golf Outing
15 May 2017 AFS WI Chapter Board of Directors & Incoming Member Meeting
15 May 2017 Old Timer's Meeting
25 Apr 2017 AFS Metal Casting Congress
20 Mar 2017 Miller Park Tour - Family Night!
08 Feb 2017 79th AFS Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference & Exposition Attendee Registration
16 Jan 2017 AFS Wisconsin Chapter Meeting featuring Todd Martin, President of Renaissance Manufacturing Group

AFS Wisconsin Chapter is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite 104, Germantown, WI 53022

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