Fastener Fair USA, North America’s fastest-growing exposition for the fastener industry, will hold its third annual trade show and conference in May in Charlotte, NC, a major manufacturing hub.
The event for the entire fastener supply chain runs May 18 to 20, 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This year’s show theme, “Holding Industry Together,” reflects Fastener Fair USA’s expanding mission to serve all industry segments that touch fastener and fixing.
This will include:
- Fastener manufacturing
- Fastener processing
- OEM applications
- Fastening tools
- Measurement systems
- Integrative supply chain software
“Supply chain, assembly, measurement and other processes are becoming increasingly integrated, said Carroll Henning, Fastener Fair USA show manager, “And the fastener industry needs an event like Fastener Fair that brings all the sectors together.”
The 2020 Fastener Fair USA will present a dynamic, day-long educational program, an exclusive tour of a local plant, and a productive, two-day expo geared to the entire fastener industry and the manufacturing sectors it serves. Highlighting facets of fastener engineering alongside distribution, Fastener Fair USA 2020 will introduce a three-track pre-show conference program on May 18, as well as all-new technical sessions on the floor on products and processes impacting the field.
Two of the Fastener Fair conference day tracks on May 18th are being developed in partnership with the Fastener Training Institute. These tracks will emphasize applied technology and new developments in materials. The third will look at best practices and fresh approaches to business and supply chain management. All three tracks will open with a joint keynote before breaking into their respective subject matter.
Morning keynote speakers and tech talks on the show floor on May 19th and 20th are also in the works for the 2020 Fastener Fair USA educational program.
“Suppliers and distributors are the eyes and ears of what’s happening in the industry for their customers” says Henning. “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.”
Other highlights include:
A local plant tour: Show organizers are planning a related plant tour taking place mid-afternoon on May 18th, with shuttle service provided to and from the Convention Center.
“By including a plant tour in the 2020 Fastener Fair USA, participants will experience real-world impact of the fasteners they produce, add value to, and distribute,” says Henning. “Since Charlotte is the seat of so many dynamic, state-of-the-art manufacturing centers, when we announce the site in the coming weeks, it is sure to be exciting.”
Networking at NASCAR Hall of Fame: On May 19th, the opening day of the Exhibit Hall, Fastener Fair USA participants can also plan for a social evening, with a chance to network, entertain VIPs and look under-the-hood of some of stock racing’s greatest engineering achievements, drivers and crew teams during the Welcome Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte -Manufacturing Central Charlotte is at the heart of thriving automotive, aerospace and industrial centers.
North Carolina is home to 33 of the top 100 global OEM auto part suppliers, and more than 290 automotive manufacturing establishments, employing 464,000 in an industry that grew 25 percent over the past five years. Boeing, Honda, and BMW are among the companies with manufacturing facilities in the region. The Southeast is also home to more than 300 furniture manufacturing firms.
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