Fastener Fair USA, North America’s fastest-growing expo for the fastener industry, just announced the launch of Connector365 Powered. The year-round online platform is a repository of thought leadership and industry expertise from across the fastener and fixing industry, touching on many market sectors.
The platform will include a searchable directory of suppliers, the ability to find new suppliers through recommendations, and expert-led virtual education.
“The unprecedented changes in all industries, around the globe, are hastening the changes that were already confronting the fastener industry supply chain,” said Bob Chiricosta, Event Director for the Fastener Fair USA show.
Industrial distributors in many sectors are seeing OEM customers automate the manufacturing operations, and fasteners suppliers along with other parts suppliers must provide seamless connections to order and inventory management systems, quality documentation and chain of custody tracking, as well increased precision in parts counts and packaging.
“This demands new skillsets, and adoption of world-class best practices,” added Chiricosta. “This is what Fastener Fair USA’s robust education program, and its wide-ranging exhibition floor offer, and now we want to translate that to a virtual platform.”
Since bringing Fastener Fair to the United States in 2018, Fastener Fair USA has distinguished itself by becoming an all-inclusive event, where all levels of the fastener supply chain and other industry leaders from around the globe come together to move, providing their business forward in a constantly evolving industry.
“Now, with Connector365, we can provide these resources year-round.,” Chiricosta says.
The next edition of Fastener Fair USA will now take place March 23-25, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.