On January 13-16, 2020, Fasteners World Middle East was given at Expo Centre Sharjah and was enthusiastically attended by exhibitors specialized in a variety of fasteners, pipes & tubes, tools, metal processing machines, etc. and many distributors and buyers from the Middle East. This year exhibitors from 35 countries/regions and visitors from 69 countries/regions participated at the Exhibition.
During the four days of exhibition, professional buyers from the Middle East and N. Africa (such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Egypt, and etc.), who are mostly from gas & oil, construction, machinery, electronics industries, gathered together at the venue. Many of them came to look for suppliers info of high-strength large-size screws and construction screws. As most of the local demands for fasteners are satisfied by imports, traders are, as a result, quite active. On the other hand, local buyers seem to prefer collaborating with companies having local operations. The cross-country shipment costs are also one of the major concerns a few buyers will take into account when they are seeking for collaboration.
One local fastener manufacturer told Fastener World at the Exhibition that due to lots of benefits that was brought by infrastructure projects in many countries across the region or that may be brought by Expo 2020 Dubai, the regional market has continuously demonstrated fast growing demands and inquiries for fasteners in recent years. Fastener World’s Global Purchase Network is also a very useful online business to business platform to local buyers. Many buyers are also pleased to look for specific products through this platform and recognize it as a time and labor saving cross-country collaboration platform.