Last year, the pandemic and its resulting impact and restrictions made it impractical to hold the International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas. Committed to deepening industry connections and education, IFE hosted the first digital event of its kind.

Match & Meet by IFE featured education and networking opportunities through a proven AI-powered platform. Although the Match & Meet main event might be over, it’s not too late to learn from industry insights and inspire new connections on the virtual platform.

Match & Meet by IFE Highlights:

Education
The two-day conference agenda of 10 sessions featured industry professionals who presented on a variety of topics including product standards and materials, new technology and industry trends. Sessions are available to view on-demand until mid-2021.

Networking
The Match & Meet AI-powered digital platform supported matchmaking. Within the two days, 3,800 total connections were made and 8,500 messages were exchanged, leading to over 700 meetings and video calls.

Hall of Fame & Young Fastener Professional Awards
IFE congratulates John Wachman of Desert Distribution and Tim O’Keeffe of G.L. Huyett on their Hall of Fame inductions. The recipient of the Young Fastener Professional Award is Jessi Solt of G.L Huyett.

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