American Foundry Society

Wisconsin Chapter


81st Annual AFS WI Regional Exposition and Conference

  • 13 Feb 2019
  • 15 Feb 2019
  • Potawatomi Hotel and Casino


  • Includes Expo and Tech Sessions.
  • Includes Expo and Tech Sessions.
  • Includes Expo and Tech Sessions.
  • Lot price for up to 6 foundry people from one foundry location. Includes Expo and Tech Sessions.
**Online Registration is Now Closed - WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!

Join us at the AFS WI Regional Foundry Conference & Expo and
"Solidify Your Casting Future"!

The Wisconsin Chapter AFS, Stateline Chapter and NEW Chapter, along with the Regional Planning Committee are proud to present the 81st Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition, February 13 -15, 2019 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.

Reasons to come to the Wisconsin Regional:

  • Exciting Speakers
  • Educational Tech Sessions
  • Over 80 Exhibitors - SOLD OUT!
  • 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
Regional Overview

Wednesday, February 13th:

Registration: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Expo Hours: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kickoff Speaker, Jean Bye, President of the American Foundry Society: 2:00 PM

Networking Reception: Free Beer and Appetizers, cash bar: 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Preregistered Exhibitor VIP Guests attend the Expo at no charge all day

Thursday, February 14th:

Registration: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Expo Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Fair: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Expo Hall

Tech Sessions: throughout the day, beginning at: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 1:15 PM

Lunch: 11:45 AM- ticket required

Invitational Casting Contest, beer & pretzels - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dinner Banquet with Awards and Keynote Speaker, Mr. John Wiesbrock, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain Management – Waupaca Foundry Inc. - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - ticket required.

Friday, February 15th:

Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet: 7:45 AM – 9:45AM

Tech Sessions: 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Important Links:

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

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 | 7 oz. Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce, Dinner Rolls, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Coffee & Tea (Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request)
  • Thursday Lunch & Dinner package: $75
  • Friday Morning: Complimentary Breakfast Buffet beginning at 7:45 AM

    Potawatomi Hotel is offering a special room rate of $123.00 per night plus tax (subject to availability).  Contact the hotel directly at (800) 729-7244 to make your reservations. Identify that you are with the AFS WI Regional Conference and would like the conference rate.  Use code: AFS02122019.  Cutoff date EXTENDED: January 25, 2019.  Directions to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

    AFS Wisconsin Chapter is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

    W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite280, Germantown, WI 53022

    Phone: (262) 532-2440 EXT 215 | Email:

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