The International Fastener Expo will be celebrating the 41st edition of the most prestigious of all fastener industry events October 17-19th, 2022. Attendees from throughout the world will attend the International Fastener Expo to network and find new products and suppliers. An IFE survey found that 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.

Are you ready to participate in the largest fastener industry event in No. America? Whether you’re a seasoned IFE exhibitor, attendee, new distributor looking for product lines, new exhibitor looking to develop relationships, or a B2B buyer looking for the latest in fastening products or a new distributor to help with your supply chain and manufacturing needs, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to stay in-the-know about all the exclusive expo offers, events and announcements. 

Make sure to sign up to receive expo and registration email updates, click here.

Here are Fastener News Desk’s Top 5 Things-To-Do to prepare for an outstanding #IFE2022 experience!

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Nominate a colleague for one of these prestigious awards Fastener Hall of Fame & The Young Fastener Professional of the Year Awards

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the IFE Fastener Hall of Fame which recognizes professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale. Individuals selected for induction will join other honored fastener industry members. The recipient(s) will be recognized at a special event during the International Fastener Expo and receive a commemorative plaque.

“IFE is honored to once again, conduct the prestigious Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional awards at our 41st edition this October 17th, 2022. We’re thrilled to have this once-a-year opportunity, to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made a lasting impact on the industry, served the community, and have demonstrated true leadership”.– Morgan Wilson, Group Show Director

See past Hall of Fame Winners hereThe deadline to nominate is July 30, 2022.

Flashback to the 2019 Fastener Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony…Click here.

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Sign up for the 2022 IFE Golf Tournament!


What better place to drive business than on the course? Join IFE and fellow members of the fastener industry for some friendly competition.

Registration will open in June!

Event Details

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time: 8 am – 12 pm PST
Location: Bali Hai Golf Club


Single Player Rate: $255
Foursome Rate: $900
Golf Club Rental: $69 per set
Registration includes lunch and two drink tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get your brand in front of buyers beyond the show floor at the 2022 IFE Golf Tournament. Network with key buyers and ensure maximum visibility to your target audience through sponsorships designed to put your brand at the forefront.

View the list of opportunities here.

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Nominate a colleague that is rising star for the IFE Exclusive Rising Star Program!

The Rising Star Program allows any distributor, large or small, to nominate an additional colleague employed within the same company or within the fastener industry to accompany the distributor at the next show. The deadline for nominations is July 30, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominated by a current attending distributor
  • Nominee not represented at IFE from 2018-2021 and is not currently registered for the 2022 show.

Rising Star Receives

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • Free admission to attend the expo (October 17 – 19, 2022)


  • By invitation only, one time exclusive offer
  • Non-Transferrable
  • Limited Supply (first come, first serve basis)

To Apply Now click here

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IFE Exclusive BYOB Program!

BYOD (Bring Your Own Distributor) Program

We are currently accepting nominations to host buyers you want to see at the show for this exclusive limited offer. Review the program details below. The deadline to nominate is July 30, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominated by a current show exhibitor
  • (Distributor) Company not represented at IFE from 2018-2021
  • Is not currently registered for the 2022 show

Distributor Receives

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • Free admission to attend the expo (October 17 – 19, 2022)


  • By invitation only, one-time exclusive offer
  • Non-transferrable
  • Limited supply (first come, first serve)

To Apply Now click here

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It’s time to reserve your room! Hotel Bookings are now open for International Fastener Expo 2022!

Benefits of booking within the official housing block include:
• Discounted Rates for guests
• Flexible cancellation policies
• Exclusive promotions and perks
• Discounted rates on upgrades
• Reservation relocation protection
• Contribute to the event




Fastener News Desk’s BEST BOOTH AWARDS are back for the 2022 International Fastener Expo. It’s game-on exhibitors! Get ready to WOW the judges and attendees with your Best Booth yet! 


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 650 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. For more information on IFE, visit

About Emerald Expositions
International Fastener Expo is owned and operated by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit


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