The return of fastener events in Europe 30 May 2022

Fastener Fair Italy 2022, which will take place from 31st November – 1st December at Fiera Milano City, Italy, says it is set to lead the return to in person events for the fastener and fixing industry since the last show three years ago.

Hosted in Italy, Europe’s second largest manufacturing economy, Fastener Fair Italy 2022 is dedicated to presenting and promoting new fastener and fixing products and technologies. The event showcases products and services from a variety of sectors including fastener manufacturing technology, industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems, storage, distribution, factory equipment, as well as information, communication and services.

Fastener Fair Italy enables participants to meet face-to-face; see and ensure the quality of products first-hand; source and sell products and services; initiate and strengthen business partnerships; and build trade networks – all under one roof.

150 companies have confirmed their participation at Fastener Fair Italy 2022, covering 3,500m2 of the exhibition ground. Companies from 16 countries are taking part, with a strong representation of firms from Italy, Germany and Turkey. From SMEs to many large multinational enterprises, exhibitors include: Ambrovit SpA, Bontempi VIBO SpA, Bralo Italia, Carlo Salvi SpA, CHAVESBAO (CHAVES BILBAO S.A.), Di Costa Guiseppe Srl, Dimac Srl, Fastbolt Schraubengroßhandels GmbH, Lederer GmbH, MEVI ITALIA Srl, Piloni Srl, SOM FASTENERS, Teknoform Bağlantı Elemanları San ve Tic A.Ş, VIPA SpA, VISION Srl and VITAL SpA.

Commenting on the build-up to the show, Liljana Goszdziewski, portfolio director for the European Fastener Fairs, says: “We are thrilled to see the return of face-to-face events and are looking forward to welcoming the fastener and fixing industry at Fastener Fair Italy 2022. The strong exhibitor participation in the show is a positive signal indicating the industry’s need to return to in person events to facilitate business networking, and trade, and enable new sales opportunities.”

A total of 2,700 managers, engineers and buyers visited the last edition of Fastener Fair Italy. The mix of visitors to the show represented the diversity of markets served by the fastener and fixing industry. Most visitors were either wholesalers (24%) or distributors (42%), all playing a vital role in the supply chain to resellers and end-users. Around 20% were end users themselves. Fasteners and fixings manufacturers accounted for 34% of those attending.

The quality of visitors on-site reflected the expectation of the exhibiting companies, with 93% of exhibitors claiming they received positive business enquiries; 78% of exhibitors rated the visitor quality as good or excellent; with 98% of exhibitors achieving their business objectives fully or partially.

Following the success of previous editions, Fastener Fair Italy 2022 will include free to attend seminars on industry innovations, topics and trends. Led by industry experts, these seminars will consist of updates on technical, regulatory and market issues. Devised by Event Partners and in collaboration with Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the organiser of the show, the seminar sessions will be open to both exhibitors and visitors.

The next stop of the journey

Fastener Fair Italy is organised by Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, part of RX Group. It belongs to the highly successful worldwide series of Fastener Fair exhibitions for the fastener and fixings industry. These include the portfolio flagship event, Fastener Fair Global, as well as Fastener Fair India, Fastener Fair Mexico and Fastener Fair USA.

From 21st – 23rd March 2023, at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition ground in Germany, Fastener Fair Global will be the marketplace for professionals to showcase their fastener and fixing technology, equipment, and services, to a broad international audience. Fastener Fair Global will offer the fastener and fixing community another gathering point for product sourcing, business trade and networking opportunities.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.