Are you ready to participate in the largest fastener industry event in

No. America!

The International Fastener Expos brings together…

850 + Distributors, Manufacturers, and Suppliers of Fasteners, Specialty Tooling and Machinery —

All in One Place. All within three days.

2,500+ attendees from 30+ countries visit the International Fastener Expo each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA to network and find new products and suppliers. 77% of attendees agree that the International Fastener Expo is a “must attend” event. Why? Because the International Fastener Expo is the most comprehensive B2B trade show that draws together large and small distributors, master distributors, and independent sales reps with fastener manufacturers, tooling and machinery manufacturers from around the world. It is the largest industrial fastener and specialty fastener tooling show in North America where attendees and suppliers connect to network, build new relationships, nurture current relationships, and ultimately do business. All in one easy place; all within three days.

Here’s our Top 10 Must Do’s During the Expo:

  1. Attend the International Fastener Expo Welcome Reception party!

    Tuesday, October 17
    NEW LOCATION: Westgate hotel: pool & cabanas area
    Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.

    Welcome to the International Fastener Expo! Join us opening night alongside the Westgate pool for some drinks and mixed and mingled with old friends and meet new ones.

  2. Attend “Beyond the Speech” a definite must do!

    Young Fastener Professionals welcome Bill Derry (Field Fastener), Bruce Wheeler (Star Stainless Screw Company) & Adam Pratt (Sherex Fastening Solutions) to a panel discussion entitled “Beyond the Speech.” Bill (HOF ’17) and Bruce (HOF ’16) have been recognized by the International Fastener Expo as Hall of Fame recipients, while Adam Pratt (YFPA ’17) was recognized as Young Fastener Professional of the year. Recipients are allotted a short time slot at the Award Ceremony every year for an acceptance speech, but we here at YFP want to learn more from (and about) them! So, we decided to have these industry trailblazers sit on a panel, hosted by Eric Dudas of Fully Threaded Radio, to get them know them better…beyond the speech!

    Partnered with our fellow fastener associations, the International Fastener Expo is proud to present a new 2 ½ day conference track that includes a full day of educational sessions on Day 1 as well as various mini 30-minutes sessions, sponsored by the Fastener Training Institute and Pacific-West Fastener Association, on the show floor during the exhibit dates. The mini 30-minutes sessions are free for registered attendees and exhibitors.

    Whether your business is fasteners, technology, machinery, tooling, or other related industry products, our educational program offers many diverse topics to help your business grow and succeed. You will hear from industry experts including your fellow peers and members of different fasteners associations on topics such as trends, maximizing sales, sustaining growth, the next wave of young professionals, selling, inspections, and much more!

  3. Participate in the many education programs! 


  4. Circle Bar!

     Spend time mingling with fastener friends and industry colleagues at the Westgate Hotel.

    Hashtag: #MeetAtCircleBar

  5. Get on the show floor!

    Be on the lookout for the Fastener News Desk, we’d love to say hello and don’t forget we’ll be scouting for the 2017 International Fastener Expo Best Booths! Check out the 2017 categories!



    Exhibits Hall Open Wed. & Thurs. New Exhibit Hours: 9am – 4pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall-C4 & C5, Las Vegas, USA!


  6. Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional Award + FTI Scholarship Award Ceremony
    Wednesday, October 18 | Location: Show Floor – Sessions Corner | Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.



    The FCH Sourcing Network has teamed up with the Fastener Training Institute for a fourth year to announce the promotion and selection of a scholarship candidate who will be awarded full tuition to the Fastener Training Institute course, “Fastener Training Week”. Once completed, the course qualifies students to sit for the Certified Fastener Specialist exam, a distinguished industry credential. The Fastener Training Institute and Fully Threaded Radio will give away the scholarship to “Fastener Training Week” and the winner will be announced during the Hall of Fame awards ceremony.

  7. The New DEMO ZONE is a MUST-SEE for Vegas 2017!




    As the most established fastener show in the United States, we are continuously introducing new top of the line, cutting-edge technology trends to serve as the best educational vehicle to the industry for you. This year, we are introducing our brand new Demo Zone section showcasing some of the best and latest products in the industry. Industry leaders and top exhibitors will demonstrate their product lines including captive, proprietary, standard commodity fasteners, fastening methods and various unique applications.

  8. Meet fastener friends from around the globe! SOURCEGLOBAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO



    Looking to source internationally? Gain direct access to the best international manufacturers from around the world including China, Taiwan, India and many more. Located on the show floor, you will have the opportunities to meet face-to-face with factories. Cut traveling cost by sourcing first at SourceGlobal at the International Fastener Expo (SourceGlobal). SourceGlobal is the destination for Importers, Distributors, and Sourcing Professional to connect and source directly with manufacturers from around the world in one easy location, Las Vegas, NV. USA.

  9. Make time to check out the opportunity to visit METALCON! 1 BADGE = 2 SHOWS!  Your IFE show badge has double the value! While at IFE – attendees and exhibitors can also visit METALCON.


    METALCON has the widest cross-section of metal professionals in the industry at one event – to better your application of metal. Whether you work in roofing or construction, METALCON will raise your standard.
    METALCON will be located in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 18-20, 2017. Exhibit Hall Hours: Wed. 12:00pm-6:00pm, Thurs. 12:00pm-6:00pm, and Fri. 10:00am-1:00pm.

    Click here to register for METALCON at no charge – simply use Promo code – FAST17 or show your IFE badge on site and get registered at no cost.

  10. Savor every moment with industry friends at the Beer Garden | Thursday Oct. 19th | Starts at 2:00 pm | Machinery Area


    Wishing you a wonderful time in Vegas, we look forward to meeting you.




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