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Overview –

The 35th National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 21-23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada continues to grow both vertically and horizontally as it adds many new core products and services as well as offering more variety in an ever changing global marketplace.

The Expo –

A complete sell-out of exhibit space is predicted.

“We have already sold 815 exhibit booths to 623 companies from throughout the U.S. and 19 other nations around the world including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom”, informs Susan Hurley, Expo General Manager.

“We are ahead of our last year’s same date exhibit space sales figures, plus we have gained 108 new companies and continue receiving new exhibit space applications regularly. We are delighted with the continuing growth of the Machinery & Tooling World area as well as the addition of more mill supply companies offering products of interest to today’s multi-line distributors. Whether you are at the Expo to buy, sell, find solutions, learn, or network, it is the #1 place to be”, adds Ms. Hurley. An alphabetical listing of exhibiting companies as of September 11 can be viewed at

The Conference –

There will be a full day conference program on Wednesday, October 21 featuring topics of vital, current interest as well as valuable training and informative meetings offered by the Fastener Training Institute, Pacific-West Fastener Association, National Fastener Industry Suppliers Financial Manager Network, Manufacturers’ Agents National Association, Women in the Fastener Industry, and Young Fastener Professionals group. “Continuing education and sharing of timely information has always been an important part of our Expo”, say Jim Bannister and Mike McGuire, General Partners. The complete conference schedule is available at

The Party –

The ever popular and heavily attended Wednesday evening Welcome Reception will be held in an exciting new poolside location at Treasure Island, where a festive environment will complement the tasty appetizers and open bar hosted by Expo Management. As always, this fun-filled party is open free-of-charge to all Expo exhibitors and registered attendees wearing their 2015 badge.

Hall of Fame –

There will be a private Fastener Expo “Hall of Fame” reception held Wednesday evening at Treasure Island’s Kahunaville tropical restaurant immediately prior to the Welcome Reception. The 2015 honorees are Virgil Lindstrom, Chairman Emeritus of Lindstrom Metric, Inc., and Robert Shieh, Chairman/CEO, Brighton-Best International and Founder/CEO of the Ta Chen Group. Invitations to this prestigious event will be personally extended to family and friends by the honorees.

The Expo Dates and Times –

The “World’s Largest Fastener & Mill Supply Expo” will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, October 22 and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Friday, October 23 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. An estimated 5,000 fastener distributors, importers, manufacturers, manufacturer’s reps, independent sales agents, the industry media, and others from 35 or more countries worldwide are expected to attend.

Hotel Reservations –

Special Expo hotel room rates are being offered at the Venetian, Treasure Island, and Harrah’s. Reservations can be made online at The deadline for reserving rooms at the special Expo rates is September 19th.

Visitor Registration –

Online registration for the Expo is available at “We encourage all Expo visitors to register online to save valuable time and money. Online registration is easy, fast, secure, and economical. There is no standing in line when you get to the Expo and it is less expensive”, informs Amanda Hurley, Registration Manager.

Additional Information –

Contact Susan Hurley, General Manager, at (614) 895-1279, email, or visit the Expo website at

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