The 3rd Central Eastern European Heat Treatment Forum & Exhibition will take place on April 20-21, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland (Hotel Haston). This annual international conference and exhibition of the heat treatment industry in Poland and Central Eastern Europe was held first time in 2014 at the specific request of German heat treat companies, primarily AWT or IHT members, interested in developing business relationships with clients in that region.
The purpose of this conference is to illustrate the most recent trends in the heat treatment industry, to share knowledge and to enable the participants to network and establish new business contacts within the frame of the overall industry.

The first edition in 2014 with over 200 participants (customers 53%) and 30 booths with 43 exhibiting companies was already a quite big international success.

About the Event

Target and agenda of the first Heat Treatment Forum was agreed at one of the industry meetings organized in Europe in 2013, with the aim of satisfying the numerous enquiries submitted by companies that set the directions for the future of that industry worldwide.

Leading theme of this year conference will be modernization and upgrade of the heat treatment equipment, as well the efforts associated with emission reduction, energy saving, and efficiency improvement.

The broad range of topics covered makes the agenda interesting to various professionals working in the heat treatment industry.

  • Currently, it is envisioned to also organize first B2B meetings, by individual requests.
  • Employees of local heat treatment facilities will be able to participate in this conference at discount fees rates.
  • Several local tooling manufacturers and suppliers of the automotive industry expressed their intent to participate.
  • The Global Heat Treatment Network, as the organizer of the event, plans to call at the end of the conference the first annual meeting of the Polish Heat Treatment Forum (Polskie Forum Hartownicze). All conference participants are invited to attend that event if they wish to join that association.

Due to the fact that the conference room and the exhibition area will be co-located this time on the same floor, there will be only a limited number of exhibition booths available. Therefore, earlier request of the booth would be appreciated.

Target group

The Heat Treatment Forum is intended for companies dealing directly with heat treatment, commercial and captive heat treatment shops, manufacturers of equipment and auxiliary devices, users and all customers and suppliers of this branch.

Participant profile

The participants will include company officers, decision makers and other managers, as well as representatives of various corporate departments, such as engineering, process, quality control & assurance, and sales.


The Heat Treatment Forum is going to deal with aspects concerning vacuum and atmosphere heat treatment processes as such as thermochemical treatment processes, brazing, surface coating technologies, process control, maintenance, quality, technologies used to enhance corrosion resistance or to prevent distortion, as well as equipment, grids, software and the auxiliary devices, quenchants, process gases, etc.

Benefits for the participants

Those attending the Heat Treatment Forum will have the chance to meet personally nearly all the suppliers operating in the industry, potential customers and partners, all in one place and at one time. They will be able to share experiences, update their own knowledge to the state of the art, learn about the most recent technologies as well as find new people to contact in the sector.

Heat Treatment Forum Hall of Excellence

This Heat Treatment Forum Award honors achievements of people of the heat treatment industry with the title “Member of the Heat Treatment Forum Hall of Excellence”. During the first event Michel J. Korwin was inducted into the Heat Treatment Forum Hall of Excellence. November 2015 also awarded with the prestigious Gold Cross of Merit of Poland. Our second member was named in 2015 and it was Janusz Kowalewski “The Godfather of Globalization”, responsible for several important technology transfers between continents. For the third edition several candidates are already nominated.