After careful consideration and due to the escalation of COVID-19 in the United States, Reed Exhibitions has announced that the next edition of Fastener Fair USA will now take place March 23-25, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Initially optimistic that the event could be held in late July, as the pandemic has continued to escalate and the challenges it has brought to the industry, it is clear that July is no longer a viable option.
“This decision was made in response to unprecedented challenges we are facing as an industry. We know this decision impacts our exhibitors, attendees and stakeholders and was not made lightly” said Bob Chiricosta, event director, Fastener Fair USA.
“Our entire team is passionate about continuing the long tradition of networking, new sourcing, and education. We are working on ways to bring our industry together virtually throughout the summer and face-to-face in Cleveland in March 2021,” added Chiricosta.
While there will not be a physical event in 2020, the Fastener Fair USA team are finding new and different ways to facilitate business connections through virtual platforms. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in these online options.
“We are grateful and proud of our customers and the industry who hung in there with the desire to deliver an event in 2020,” said Randy Field, group VP, Reed Exhibitions. “Each of them plays a critical role in making Fastener Fair USA an important gathering for fastener manufacturing, distribution, and end user professionals.
Field added: “While we recognize and appreciate how important Fastener Fair USA is to the industry, based on the current pandemic situation and the safety of all our customers, we believe we made the right decision to postpone Fastener Fair USA to 2021 at a time when the industry is ready and able to get back to business.”