CLEVELAND - Fastener Fair USA returns to Cleveland next fall, running November 8-10 at the Huntington Convention Center.
The 2021 Fastener Fair USA will include a dynamic, day-long educational program on November 8, including an exclusive plant tour of a local manufacturing center, and a productive, two-day expo geared to the entire fastener industry.
Fastener Fair USA is the only exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to the full supply chain – distributors, mechanical and design engineers, purchasers, wholesalers and OEMs, and for 2021, with an expanded emphasis on manufacturing. In October, Fastener Fair USA and the International Fastener Machinery & Suppliers’ Association (IFMSA) enter a multi-year agreement to bring the International Fastener Manufacturing Exhibition to Fastener Fair USA beginning with the November 2021 show.
From automotive to aerospace, construction to HVAC, furniture to appliances, fastener professionals from every segment of the market find the latest products they need at Fastener Fair USA and the manufacturing sectors it serves.
Fastener Fair USA 2021 will produce a pre-show conference program on November 8, as well as technical sessions on the floor on products and processes impacting the industry. Key among these is a heightened interest among OEMs and distributors in sourcing fasteners and fixtures closer to point of use. The pandemic has complicated the global supply chain, and more firms are expected to examine the potential to do source more of their fastener production and processing, like adhesive application and coating, closer to home, or in some cases, in house.
Cleveland the Perfect Location
“We’re excited to return to Cleveland, and present the most robust Fastener Fair USA yet,” said Bob Chiricosta, Event Director for Fastener Fair in the U.S. and Mexico. ““Given Ohio’s renaissance in advanced manufacturing, Cleveland is the perfect setting for the next Fastener Fair USA.”
The advancement of advanced manufacturing in Ohion received a boost earlier with year. In September, the U.S. Department of Defense approved a $5 million grant to improve defense manufacturing processes in Ohio and train workers for next-generation jobs. In August, Ohio was named a Defense Manufacturing Community, in a program designed to support investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand capabilities for defense manufacturing. [See related story: Defense Logistics Agency Fastener Buyers.]
Coordinating partners in the Defense Department initiative include regional business development organizations, including MAGNET, a Cleveland-based non-profit consulting group whose mission is to grow the manufacturing industry to help small and medium-sized companies transform with technology, innovation, and talent.
Fastener Fairs are held in major manufacturing regions around the world. The largest and oldest is Fastener Fair Stuttgart in Germany. In 2019, that show had some 987 exhibitors from 45 countries, 12,070 visitors from 90 countries. Following highly successful events in Cincinnati in 2018, and Detroit in 2019, the 2020 Fastener Fair USA was suspended in the aftermath of the global pandemic. The 2021 Fastener Fair USA, to be held November 8-10 in Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center, marks the third edition of the event.
About Fastener Fair USA
Fastener Fair USA is the only exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to the full supply chain – manufacturers, distributors, mechanical and design engineers, purchasers, wholesalers and OEMs. From automotive to aerospace, construction, MRO to HVAC, furniture to appliances, fastener professionals from every segment of the market find the latest products they need at Fastener Fair USA.
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. www.fastenerfairusa.com
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. www.reedexpo.com.