Fastener Fair USA will hold its third annual trade show at the new location Charlotte Convention Centre, Charlotte, between 18-20 May next year.
Organisers have unveiled the theme ‘Holding Industry Together’ to reflect Fastener Fair USA’s ‘expanding mission to serve all industry segments that touch fastener and fixing’. These segments include: fastener manufacturing, fastener processing, distribution, OEM applications, fastening tools, measurement systems, and integrative supply chain software, which will all be represented at the show.
Carroll Henning, Fastener Fair USA show manager, said: “Supply chain, assembly. measurement and other processes are becoming increasingly integrated, and the fastener industry needs an event like Fastener Fair that brings all the sectors together.”
Next year’s show will offer a day-long educational programme and an exclusive tour of a local plant in addition to the two-day expo. A three-track pre-show conference programme will take place on 18th May alongside technical sessions, emphasising applied technology, new developments in materials and best practices to business and supply chain management.
“Suppliers and distributors are the eyes and ears what what’s happening in the idustry for their customers,” Henning continued. “By adding more industry content into the Fastener Fair mix of outstanding networking and business development, Charlotte will offer everything fastener professionals need to build business.”
According to organisers, Charlotte was chosen to host the trade show due to its thriving automotive, aerospace and industrial centres. North Carolina is home to 33 of the top 1 global OEM auto part suppliers, as well as more than 290 automotive manufacturing establishments employing 464,000 in an industry that has grown some 25% over the past five years.
Last year’s show in Detroit saw some 260 exhibitors from 15 countries connect with customers in the aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, construction, energy and machinery.