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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall 2020 / Vol 43 No 4


66 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK GLOBALFASTENERNEWS.COM by JOHN WOLZ EDITOR TRADE SHOWS IN INDIA, RUSSIA, POLAND & GERMANY STILL SCHEDULED FOR AUTUMN 2020 Five fastener trade shows are still scheduled during October, November and December 2020: ¤ The August Fastener Fair India in New Delhi, was changed to October 9-10, 2020. ¤ The 18th Fasttec International Trade Exhibition of Fasteners is scheduled October 27-29, 2020, in Moscow. ¤ The 4th Fastener Poland remains as originally scheduled: November 25-27, 2020. ¤ Wire Düsseldorf was to start the last week of March and was postponed to December 7-11, 2020. ¤ The 19th Fastener Expo + Hand Tools Expo India was rescheduled from August to December 17-19, 2020 in New Delhi. At least 15 fastener trade shows have been cancelled or rescheduled during the Covid-19 pandemic. ¤ North America’s largest fastener trade show, the International Fastener Expo, cancelled its 2020 trade show in Las Vegas. The next scheduled IFE is September 21-23, 2021, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The world’s largest fastener trade show, Fastener Fair Stuttgart, was not scheduled for 2020. Held biennially in Germany, the 2019 trade show in Germany set attendance record of over 12,000 from 88 countries. There were 987 exhibiting companies. The 9th International Exhibition for Fastener & Fixing is scheduled May 18-20, 2021. Show management reports 623 exhibiting companies have booked 80% of booth space for 2021. ¤ Fastener Fair USA’s third trade show was originally to be late May 2020 in Charlotte, but has been postponed three times and is now scheduled June 22-24, 2021, in Cleveland. BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE ¤ The Mid-West Fastener Association’s 39th annual trade show was to be a mid-June 2020 Tabletop. After considering postponement to later in the year, the MWFA board eventually cancelled for 2020. The next Tabletop is being planned for June 2021. ¤ Since 2007 the Chicago-area trade show was Fastener Tech in odd-numbered years. But that full-booth trade show has been dropped and 2021 will be MWFA’s traditional Tabletop. ¤ The North Coast Fastener Association 12th annual Distributor Social in early May was first postponed to September and then cancelled for 2020. The next social is being planned for May 2021. ¤ The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association cancelled its November 2020 convention in Anaheim. The next convention will be November 7-9, 2021, in Charlotte. ¤ The biennial Wire Expo was to be the first week of June in Connecticut. The Wire Association International suspended the trade show, which was a key part of what would have been WAI’s 90th annual event. WAI switched its focus to the odd-numbered year’s Interwire scheduled for May 10-13, 2021, in Atlanta. ¤ The Taiwan International Fastener Show was planned for the fourth week of April, was postponed to October and most recently cancelled for 2020. www. ¤ Fastener Fair Mexico was cancelled for 2020. ¤ Fastening+Assembly Solutions and Technology traditionally held twice a year in the UK has no dates posted on its website. ¤ The 14th Wire Southeast Asia is September 21-24, 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. GLOBALFASTENERNEWS.COM



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