Fastener Fair USA, the North America’s largest trade show and conference event for the entire fastener industry supply chain, came to a victorious close at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI on 23rd May 2019.
Close to 2,200 fastener professionals participated in Fastener Fair in Detroit, surpassing its inaugural show last year in Cleveland. More than 260 exhibitors from 15 countries connected with customers in the aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, construction, energy, and machinery and other industries.
“There was something for everyone in the industry in these two days at Fastener Fair USA,” said Baron Yarborough, Spring Bolt and Nut Manufacturing and Young Fastener Professionals.
“We saw a lot of our customers that we wouldn’t normally get to see because we’re in a different city…and that’s a great thing,” said Ken Kovach, Ken Forging.
Along with the 25+ industry education sessions, Fastener Fair USA 2019 included a number of industry networking events, including a first-ever Women in the Fastener Industry hosted mentorship programme called ConnectHer. This programme gave an opportunity for people seeking insight and information about the industry to connect with the women in the field.
The next Fastener Fair USA will be held May 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. More than 50 Detroit exhibitors secured space for the Charlotte event, with 25% of the floor being rebooked for 2020.
“We’re thrilled about the positive response to our Charlotte event,” said Carroll Henning, Fastener Fair USA exhibition manager, “and we expect 2020 to be bigger and better than ever”.
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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