Touchdown in Sin City! As our video showcases, Fastener News Desk landed in vibrant Las Vegas, kicking off the action-packed International Fastener Expo (IFE) 2023. Held at the magnificent Mandalay Bay from October 9-11, the IFE continued its legacy as North America’s most extensive fastener expo for 40+ years and counting!

Enjoy the FND ‘IFE 2023 ‘That’s A Wrap’ exclusive video capturing every vibrant moment of IFE 2023 – from plane landings, keynotes, interviews, to the ribbon-cutting in the India International Section. Dive into the heart of the expo and discover why, after 40 years, IFE remains an unmatched beacon for the fastener industry!

Highlights of IFE 2023:

Global Voices: Conversations with global industry pros brought insights from around the fastener world. An exclusive chat with Morgan Wilson, IFE Show Director who gave us some insights as to the strong attendance and exhibitors at IFE 2023.

Golfing in Style: The annual IFE Golf Tournament at Bali Hai Golf Club was a hit! 145 players across 37 teams teed off amidst breathtaking views of the Vegas skyline, merging competition with camaraderie.

Sunset Welcome: Over 1,000 industry leaders gathered at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight Pool. From networking to dancing, poolside cabanas to cigar rolling sessions, it was the perfect blend of business and leisure. 

Expo Floor Excellence: With 700 exhibitors, including 100+ first-timers, the expo floor buzzed with the latest in fastener tech, products, and services. Every turn was a new discovery!

Future Glimpses: Jake Hall’s riveting keynote on the future of manufacturing took us through the transformative realms of automation and workforce evolution. Coupled with educational sessions from industry mavens, knowledge sharing was in full swing.

Celebrating Achievements: The IFE Fastener Hall of Fame and Young Fastener Professional of the Year awards celebrated the best in the business. Cheers, applause, and emotional moments – a fitting tribute to industry stalwarts!

Coming Attractions! Be sure not to miss out on our next adventure. In 2024, Fastener News Desk will be celebrating 10 years of presenting the Best Booth Awards at the International Fastener Expo. Mark your calendars for September 9-11, 2024, back at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas!  

Until next time, keep it ‘Fastenating’!

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