New Tech. New Skills. New Challenges

Prepare for the next generation of metalforming

What is the future of metalforming? And how can businesses position themselves to thrive amid market challenges? 

These questions underpin a day of invaluable discussion at the 20th ICOSPA Congress, the world’s prime event for the global sheet metal engineering industry. I’m delighted to welcome you after two years of pandemic-related delay.  

For the first time since 2004, the Congress is in the UK. Over the past 50 years, ICOSPA member associations have represented over 12,300 companies from six countries. 20th October will bring more than 100 senior executives and business leaders from around the world to Birmingham, which has a proud heritage as the heart of the Industrial Revolution and continues to be a sheet metal and presswork hub – from manufacturing to future mobility, automation and electrification. 

Get ready for thought-provoking sessions and valuable networking

Steve Morley - President of ICOSPA

This is the event to discuss and learn about key topics such as:

The ICOSPA Congress only takes place once every three years. Don’t miss this chance to share metalforming-specific knowledge, best practices and experiences at this critical time for the sector.

Congress 2022 Programme

Who should attend?

industry professionals

International sheet metal/ metalforming industry professionals (producers and suppliers) from around the globe


Academic Leaders (Professors and Educational Professionals)


Technical Experts (Engineers, Metallurgists)

Business leaders

Global metalforming industry business leaders and Senior executives

ICOSPA Congress Dinner

To be held in the Banqueting Suite, Council House, Birmingham, B1 1BB  


ICOSPA Congress 2022 is a global event that brings together key players from the international sheet metal and press work community to exchange information and experiences.

The 20th ICOSPA Global Congress will be held at the National Metalforming Centre in Birmingham. The event will focus on the next generation of metalforming. 


ICOSPA Congress 2022 is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a global audience of potential customers. Take your Congress 2022 participation to the next level by leveraging one of our sponsorship and branding opportunities. Make an impact by showcasing your company to the key decision-makers in the global metalforming industry.

Advertising Opportunities 

If you are interested in advertising in the official ICOSPA CONGRESS 2022 Program Guide, which will be distributed to every attendee and exhibitor please click on the link for more details. 

Exhibit at ICOSPA Congress 2022

Why would you exhibit?

ICOSPA also offer

Accompanying Person Tours

If you are interested in booking a sightseeing trip please click here for the accompanying person tour full details

Our Registration Form

Please click here to make your booking for any of the ICOSPA events.

Hotel Options 

Please click here to see hotel options within a walking distance to the coach pick up point. Also in walking distance to the Grand Hotel where the Congress dinner will take place.

Factory Tours

Please click here for full details of the factory tours and how to book.