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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2019 / Vol 42 No2


66 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO TEL 323-817-2226 FAX 310-481-1909 EMAIL WEB IFE ANNOUNCES 2019 SHOW DATES & HOURS - NEW SHOW DATES A MONTH EARLIER THAN BEFORE The 2019 International Fastener Expo (IFE), the largest business-to-business tradeshow of every type of fastener, machinery and tooling, and industrial-related products in North America, will take place on Sept. 17-19, 2019, a month earlier than the typical October show, in Las Vegas, NV. Participants requested and IFE 2019 delivers. Directly related to exhibitor and attendee feedback, IFE 2019 will happen a month earlier to ensure limited interference with busier schedules in October. New this year, the Exhibit Hall E will open two hours early for buyers and exhibitors to preview and meet with vendors in both the SourceGlobal, IFE’s premier destination for international sourcing, and Machinery and Tooling areas. The Exhibit Hall D will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. on Thursday for remaining areas. “Every year, IFE is built around our customers and the industry they work in’” said Karalynn Sprouse, executive vice president, Emerald Expositions. “From the top quality participants and speakers to the countless opportunities to form and cultivate relationships – we value and listen closely to our customers and work diligently to provide a can’t miss experience for buyers and vendors alike. This is how we continue to grow.” More than 80 percent of past exhibitors, including Bristol Machine Company, Heartland Tool Supply, and American Belleville are set to return in 2019, while Gemtex Abrasives, Riverhawk, Raptor Composite Fasteners and more will be exhibiting for the first time. Participants can expect a steady flow on the show floor for doing business and growing optimal relationships. IFE 2018 touted many firsts with a new location at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and beyond the show floor hustle, the show featured an expanded conference schedule with stand-outs from experts on current U.S. SHOW EVENT ARTICLE tariffs and trade policies, California’s Prop 65, 3D printing and e-commerce essentials. IFE 2019 aims to continue the show’s legacy of providing premier access to do business, network at the highest level, and learn from industry and technology leaders. “People come to IFE because this is where the entire industry gathers to build and connect, but also because we make sure to provide the most current and relatable content focused directly on what they need now and in the future,” said Morgan Wilson, business development manager, IFE. “As the most comprehensive tradeshow in the fastener industry, our goal is to make IFE the only show you have to attend all year. And it only takes three days of your time in Las Vegas.” About IFE The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the largest and most diverse gathering of fastener and industrial professionals in North America. Founded in 1981 it serves all reaches of the supply chain, from manufacturer to distributor to end user, and features nearly 70 product categories. With over 850 suppliers and more than 5,000 attendees from 30+ nations, the International Fastener Expo delivers industry-leading content and facilitates vital industry connections at their annual three-day show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the entertainment and trade show capital of North America. To secure a booth and more information on exhibiting, visit Online buyer registration will open on April 15, 2019. For IFE 2019 show and registration email updates, visit For more information about IFE 2019 visit the website at INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO


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