May 28 & 29, 2025
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Registration Opensfor the 2020 Fastener Fair USA

Running May 18-20 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Fastener Fair USA includes a full-day pre-show conference program and two-day exhibition. Visitors also have the option to attend an industrial plant tour, town hall talks on Tariffs and Workforce, and a networking reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


CHARLOTTE, NC – Registration is now open for the 2020 edition of Fastener Fair USA at Fastener Fair USA runs May 18-20, 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

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.

All Day Conference & Plant Tour

This year’s event kicks off May 18, 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-tracks:

·         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

Mid-afternoon, as these tracks conclude, registrants will board buses for a plant tour of a nearby industrial manufacturing center allied with the fastener industry.

Keynote Kicks Off 2-Day Exhibition

Fastener Fair USA’s Expo runs May 19 and 20, 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.

“Supply chain, assembly, measurement and other processes are becoming increasingly integrated, said Bob Chiricosta, Fastener Fair USA Event Manager. “The fastener industry needs an event like Fastener Fair that brings all the sectors together.”

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.

“Suppliers and distributors are the eyes and ears of what’s happening in the industry for their customers,” says Chiricosta. “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.”

Town Halls on Tariffs, Workforce

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 May 19 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.

Fun Factor: Celebrate the industry at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum

Industry associations will be gathering formally and informally throughout Fastener Fair USA, including already scheduled receptions for North Coast Fasteners Association (May 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel); for the Fastener Industry Coalition Members (in the Industry Education Theater. With five nearby hotels, impromptu gatherings will turn up regularly.

Without a doubt, though, the don’t-miss event for exhibitors and attendees alike, will be the Welcome Reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame (tickets required). Designed by renowned architects Pei, Cobb Freed & Partners, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a stunning facility with steel curves and slopes that echo the shape of a race track. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. Booth #1237 Ask the Experts Booth #1237

About Fastener Fair USA

Fastener Fair USA is North America’s fastest-growing trade show and conference event for the fastener industry and the manufacturing sectors it serves. Under new management by Reed Exhibitions, this dynamic and productive, this two-day event serves as an important marketplace drawing fastener professionals from every segment and all around the world.

Close to 2,200 fastener professionals participated in Fastener Fair USA 2019 in Detroit, surpassing the 2018 inaugural show in Cleveland. More than 270 exhibitors from 15 countries connected with customers in the aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, construction, energy, and machinery and other industries.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organizer, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7 million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. With 38 fully staffed offices, Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

For information about Fastener Fair USA or to propose a presentation, please contact Bob Chiricosta at [email protected].

For information about exhibiting, please contact Raymond Filbert at [email protected].

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