Fastener Fair USA sees growth in second year

Fastener Fair USA has announced growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers at the closing of its second year in Detroit last week.

The show, which took place 22-23 May 2019, saw nearly 2,200 fastener professionals participate, 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.

Alongside more than 25 industry education sessions, this year’s FF USA included a number of industry networking events, including a first-ever Women in the Fastener Industry-hosted mentorship programme called ConnectHer. The programme gave those seeking insight and information about the industry the opportunity to connect with women in the field.

The show has also received positive responses from those who took part.

Baron Yarborough, of Spring Bolt and Nut Manufacturing and Young Fastener Professionals, said: “There was something for everyone in the industry in these two days at Fastener Fair USA.”

Ken Kovach of Ken Forging added: “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.”

The next FF USA will be held in May 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Centre in North Carolina, which has seen more than 50 Detroit exhibitors secured space for the event and 25% of the floor re-booked for 2020.

Carroll Henning, FF USA Exhibition Manager, said: “We’re thrilled about the positive response to our Charlotte event and we expect 2020 to be bigger and better than ever.”

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