2 weeks until International Fastener Expo comes to Las Vegas

The International Fastener Expo (previously NIFMSE) is bringing over 850 exhibitors and attracting over 2,500 attendees to a new venue along the Las Vegas Strip this year. For the first time, the annual event is to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, moving from the Sands Expo.

Aside from the change of venue, visitors can also expect an expanded show in terms of both space and time – the International Fastener Expo now stretches over three full days (17‐19 October) in the larger halls of the venue.

Who can you expect to see? We’ll shy away from mentioning all 850 exhibitors here, but there is room to highlight Eurotec on stand 1625 and Reinhardt on stand 704, while US‐headquartered ND Industries on stand 1423 will also feature at the show.

Mubea Disc Springs will exhibit at stand 515, promoting its range that can deliver large loads through a short movement or small space. With engineering support, the firm offers zinc phosphate and oiled products for corrosion protection (additional coatings are available). With tight raw material specs and increased durability due to fine blanking & shot peening, the range features low set‐loss in application with 100% pre‐setting. The defined production process means products are created to the DIN 2093 standard and the ISO/TS 16949 certified manufacturer
has a fully stocked warehouse located in Florence, Kentucky.

While we can’t look into a crystal ball and assess how successful the International Fastener Expo 2017 is going to prove, the portents are certainly looking strong for October’s fastener and tool show.

Organiser Emerald Expositions will hope to capitalise on vastly improved stats in 2016. Last year, the International Fastener Expo – then NIFMSE – experienced its largest attendance to date, with 18% growth in qualified buyers and a 22% increase in exhibitor growth from 2015.

The show also picked up momentum with praise from the respected Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) Top Trade Shows list. For the first time in its history, NIFMSE entered TSNN’s Top 250 Trade Shows and Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Fastest 50 Winners.

NIFMSE was named one of 50’s fastest growing trade shows by TSE magazine in all three categories for 2016. The list comprised of the shows that had the highest levels of growth in total attendance, net square footage, and number of exhibiting companies in 2016.


This article was originally published in the September 2017 edition of Torque Magazine. Read the full magazine online here or subscribe for free

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