FASTENER FAIR USA Date2020-07-14~2020-07-15
Charlotte Convention Center
The show is unique in the industry, offering an unrivaled opportunity for the entire supply chain – manufacturers, master distributors, equipment makers, processors, packagers and end users – to meet, collaborate and network.
The 2020 Fastener Fair USA will tap into its location in Charlotte as a gathering point for fastener business strategists and technology experts. North Carolina is a hotbed of aerospace, automotive and furniture manufacturing, providing one of the country’s greatest concentration of fastener buyers and end users.
This year’s event kicks off July 13, with a full-day, pre-show conference program. Fastener Fair USA’s strategic partners at the Fastener Training Institute (FTI) and the Mid-West Fasteners Association (MDFA) were instrumental in developing the program.
Starting with an opening keynote on Industry 4.0 by factory automation expert Georg Frey, president of Lignum Consulting, the conference then splits into three-track:
•Fasteners 101 presented by the Fastener Training Institute
•Tom Reilly Training: Value Added Selling presented by the Mid-West Fasteners Association
•Fasteners in the Smart Factory presented by Fastener Fair USA
Fastener Fair USA’s Expo runs July 14 and 15, opening at 10:00AM daily, and showcasing all major product lines and industry categories in the fastener and fixing sectors. To set the tone for the event, a 9:00AM general session titled, “Impact of Industry 4.0 on Fastener Firms,” will be presented by Yannick Shilly of Altix Consulting.
Fastener Fair USA is designed to offer something for the entire fastener industry supply chain. This year’s show theme, “For all the industry, in the heart of manufacturing,” reflects Fastener Fair USA’s expanding mission to serve all industry segments that involve fasteners while bringing them together in one of the United States’ fastest growing manufacturing regions.
Two days of free, on-the-expo-floor Industry Education Stage presentations will underscore this direction, with more than a dozen presenters examining everything from Blind Rivet Bolts, Import & Export Strategies, Smart Tools & Fasteners, to 3D Metal Printing.
Each day, the Industry Education Stage will conclude with an open forum style presentation and Q&A on two of the most pressing issues for the fastener industry: Tariffs - Where We Stand by legal expert Richard Wortman, Esq.; and Workforce Strategies, with a panel presentation by industry leaders from the Fastener Fair USA Advisory Board.
Also taking place at the Industry Education Stage will be an ongoing resource for fastener business managers: on July 14 the Industrial Fasteners Institute and the Fastener Training Institute will present ASK THE EXPERTS. Specialists in a variety of aspects of the fastener and fixing business will field questions from the audience, beginning at the stage, then continuing from an adjacent ASK THE EXPERTS Booth #1237 for the duration of the show.
Fastener World's booth no. is to be determined.