September 17-19, 2019 | Mandalay Bay Convention Center Bayside D-E, Las Vegas, NV, USA


LAS VEGAS, NV – July 22, 2019 – The 2019 International Fastener Expo (IFE) will host more than 5,000 attendees and 850 exhibiting companies with expanded networking and social activities, including an inaugural Golf Tournament and the highly-anticipated Opening Night Party, the largest social gathering in the industry with over 1,000 professionals coming together to network, socialize and have fun.

On Tuesday morning, IFE 2019 will host its inaugural Golf Tournament, featuring a shotgun start, 18-hole scramble, prizes and more. This new event will take place at the award-winning Bali Hai Golf Club, known for being the only championship golf course remaining on the Las Vegas Strip, presenting a world-class golf experience with Vegas resort backdrops.

In addition to many other fun surprises, there will be two exciting Hole in One prizes – $10,000 cash and a shiny, new Harley Davidson motorcycle. For a chance to win a Pebble Beach Golf Vacation, valued at $7,500, IFE will also host a unique Three Putt Combo contest. Goodies, club rentals, drink tickets and food will be provided. Single and Foursome spots are on a first-come, first-served basis and are available for purchase at
Tuesday also marks the beginning of the show conference, annually featuring the most relevant topics in the fastener industry. This year’s conference schedule will highlight expert speakers tackling the latest in tariffs, e-commerce, technical innovations, 3D printing, and best practices in leadership and management.

Directly following the Welcome Party, and in honor of the Circle Bar mixers of the past, IFE 2019 introduces the nightly social, NIGHTCAP, located at the Eyecandy Sound Lounge at the Mandalay Bay. IFE badge holders will be hosted on both nights at the area overlooking the dance floor, and the first 250 drinks are complimentary.

Every type of fastener, machinery and tooling, and industrial-related product will be on display on the show floor. The Exhibit Hall will open on Wednesday morning, beginning with early access preview hours from 8 am – 10 am in Exhibit Hall E at the SourceGlobal, IFE’s premier destination for international sourcing, and Machinery and Tooling areas. Hall E will open two hours early for buyers and exhibitors to preview and meet with vendors in these areas and will have coffee and donuts, while Exhibit Hall D will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. on Thursday for remaining areas.

A valued traditional special event, IFE 2019 will also present the prestigious Young Fastener Professional of the Year and Hall of Fame Award winners at the Hall of Fame stage on the show floor, honoring fastener professionals for their substantial contributions to the industry.

“For IFE 2019, exhibitors and attendees can look forward to another robust conference schedule, more networking opportunities than ever before, and ample chance to create and nurture valuable business relationships,” said Karalynn Sprouse, executive vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We look forward to seeing our customers at the largest and most-established gathering of fastener and industrial professionals in North America.”

New and noteworthy domestic exhibitors include Nova Fasteners Co., Mag Instrument, Inc. Trans-Matic Mfg., and Truss-T Hanger, LLC. New international companies include EEPC India, Bhullar Industries, and 3s Metal.
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About International Fastener Expo

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 OEMs, and features nearly 70 product categories. With over 850 vendors 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.

About Emerald Expositions

International Fastener Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business‐to‐business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face‐to‐face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. Emerald Expositions has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect its industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees it serves.

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