After the success of the first edition in 2018, where nearly 75% of exhibitors met or exceeded their objectives, organisers have taken the strategic decision to host the second edition of Fastener Fair USA in Detroit, MI, at the Cobo Center on 22nd – 23rd May 2019.
The upcoming 2019 show offers manufacturers and distributors another valuable opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and solutions, as well as the opportunity to share expertise through top-notch educational programmes.
“The feedback we received from 2018 exhibitors on their ROI was really positive. Hosting the show in Detroit is a strategic decision to continue to build our brand in the Midwest and market the show to growing end user industries such as automotive and aerospace,” explains Jessica Boweak, exhibition manager for Fastener Fair USA. “The Midwest features a strong manufacturing base to whom we are actively promoting the show.”
Technology and solutions for the entire industrial supply chain
Manufacturers and distributors of industrial and construction fasteners, assembly and installation systems, fastener manufacturing technology, MRO supplies, and services, will all find the right mix of decision makers walking the show floor.
More than 2,300 registrants from a variety of industries packed the exhibit hall in 2018 – looking for solutions for their business challenges. Visitors included mechanical engineers, product designers, purchasers, and R&D personnel from industries such as automotive, aerospace, agriculture and construction equipment OEMs, distribution, home appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, wind power, oil and gas, power transmission/hydraulic/pneumatic, and on-and-off highway equipment.
For 2019, over 50% of the exhibit space has already been reserved by leading companies including Intools Incorporated, Carlo Salvi USA, Machine Insight LLC, Brighton Best, Dörken MKS-System GmbH & Co. KG, Atotech, AVK Industrial Products, Unbrako LLC, American Ring, Kistler Instrument Corp, National Machinery, and Loomis International.
At the 2019 edition, Fastener Fair USA will also introduce an Adhesives and Bonding Pavilion, highlighting other joining technologies for industrial use.
New for 2019, the show will feature two stages on the exhibit hall floor to offer concurrent education tracks targeted to distributors, as well as end users. Fastener Training Institute will present two pre-show workshops for the second time, one focusing on the automotive market and fastener technology. The other will provide Fastening 101 training to newcomers in the industry, including a new mentor component where newcomers will be paired up with industry veterans during their time at the show for additional learning, support, and networking.
“We encourage industry experts to use the show as a platform to share their knowledge with attendees representing the full supply chain at the show,” comments Jessica. “We’ve been told that our education sessions offer unique value not seen at other fastener events, so we are looking forward to aggressively showcasing and marketing these sessions.”
Fastener Fair USA is inviting industry professionals to submit proposals to participate in educational sessions scheduled for the show. To be considered, industry professionals should submit a proposal on fastening and fixing technology, innovations, case stories, and solutions, using the Speaker Submission form on the Fastener Fair USA website: www.fastenerfair.com/usa/exhibitors/become-a-speaker/
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
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