The countdown is on! Whether this is your first trip to IFE, or you’ve joined us in Las Vegas before, we can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. Explore five tips to help you get the most out of your trip to #IFE2021 and enjoy all of the connections, education and fun the event has to offer.

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International Fastener Expo 2021

1. Download the App

Make sure you come prepared to take on IFE with a game plan. The IFE 2021 App can help you plan out your entire day and navigate the show like a pro. View the sessions schedule and browse sessions you’d like to attend or search our exhibitor list and request meetings with top exhibitors. You can also view the floorplan and tune into exclusive updates, notifications and show highlights from the IFE team. Use this link for more information and instructions on how to download the app and start planning your time.

2. Plan Your Conference Sessions

Whether your business is fasteners, technology, machinery, tooling or other related industry products, IFE offers a comprehensive conference schedule to help your business grow and succeed. The educational offerings kick off with a one-day conference track sponsored by the Fastener Training Institute on Tuesday, September 21 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please note, you must register for access to this full-day program on day one.

All registered attendees will have access to additional conference sessions taking place September 22 and September 23 at the Sessions Stage in the Expo Hall. This year’s topics include strategies to tackle post-COVID supply chain issues, ecommerce questions and answers and a look at artificial intelligence in the industry. Leave IFE with actionable solutions that you can immediately implement into your business. Preview Conference Agenda >>

3. Take a Peek at the Exhibitor List

Avoid feeling overwhelmed on the show floor! Plan which exhibitors you’d like to meet with in advance. View our exhibitor list online or in the IFE 2021 app. We recommend utilizing the app to favorite, request meetings and map the exhibitors’ booth locations. Browse the latest products in the Products section – view full-color photos of the latest products and innovations and read the latest news and press releases from exhibiting companies.

4. Join Us for Special Events

The in-person excitement and connection cannot be replaced! IFE 2021 features special events that you won’t want to miss during your time in Las Vegas.

Golf Tournament – Tee off IFE 2021 with some friendly competition at Bali Hai Golf Club on September 21 at 8 AM — join fellow members of the fastener industry for fun and prizes. You must be registered to participate in this event.

Welcome Reception – In the evening, join us for the Welcome Reception at the Daylight Pool, Mandalay Bay, from 6 – 8 PM. Network with industry colleagues on the opening night of the show! You must show your IFE badge to enter this event.

Hall of Fame & Young Fastener Professional Awards – The Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional Awards will be held on the Expo Sessions stage on September 22 from 3 – 4:15 PM. Join us as we celebrate professionals who have made significant contributions to the industry.

5. Have Fun! (and wear comfortable shoes)

The most important tip of all. We hope that your time at IFE 2021 is insightful and productive. Be on the lookout for a chance to win prizes on the IFE show floor. We’ll see you in Las Vegas!



Manufacturing Day 2021 is October 1st!

Nominations Open for IFE 2021 Hall of Fame Awards


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