Las Vegas Fastener Expo (October 21, 2013)

Las Vegas Fastener Expo Taking Shape & Growing

  Excitement is building for the Na-tional Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo, set for October 23 to 25, 2013, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, it was reported by Expo Management in New Albany, OH, USA.

"We have already sold 745 booths to 571 companies and continue to receive new contracts and inquiries daily. Exhibit space sales are running well ahead of the same period last year and we expect the Expo to be close to 80,000 ft2 net" said Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Man-ager. "We are excited that 48 of these companies are either new to the Expo or returning after an absence of at least three years. The Expo will continue to have a major domestic and international presence with exhibiting companies from throughout the USA and 14 other countries around the world including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam."

In addition to the broad array of industrial fasteners, fastener produc-tion machinery and tooling, inspec-tion, testing and packaging achinery, hand and power tools, plant and safety supplies, wire, software systems and other industry products and services on display at the show, the three-day event also features an entertaining and infor-mative line-up of educational meetings, programs, training and social events.

Wednesday, October 23, will feature education, training and meetings, and the Expo will not be open on this day.

Registration will begin at 7:30 AM in the Hall A Foyer at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. At 8:30 AM, the Fastening Technology Workshop will be presented by the Fastener Train-ing Institute®, with instructor, Bengt Blendulf, President and Principal Lec-turer, EduPro US, Inc.

At 9:00 AM, the Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Industry CFO, Control-lers, Credit & Accounting Managers Meeting will take place, presented by the National Fastener Industry Finan-cial Manager Network and the Busi-ness Credit Management Association.

At 1:00 PM, Know Today How Your Fasteners will Perform Tomorrow, will be presented by Expo Management, fea-turing instructor, Dr. Louis Raymond.

At 2:00 PM, How to Create a Sales Process for Your Fastener Business, will be presented by the Pacific-West Fastener Association, with speaker, Ann Marie Houghtailing, Principal of the Houghtailing Group.

At 2:00 PM, the Women in the Fas-tener Industry (WIFI) Meeting takes place. Men are also welcome to attend this meeting. The Moderator will be Mary Lou Aderman of the Aderman Company, Inc.

The Welcome Reception also take place on October 23, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel, in the Nevada Ballroom. Join us as the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo throws the biggest and best party of the year to celebrate its 33rd anniversary and to thank the many exhibiting companies and show visi-tors who have helped make this "North America's Largest" industry event.

On Thursday, October 24, the Expo runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. Thursday will also see education pro-grams and meetings.

At 1:00 PM, the Seminar for Manu-facturers'Reps, presented by Manufac-turers' Agents National Association (MANA), will cover Rep Firm Suc-cession Planning and Valuing/Buying/Selling/Merging Rep Firms; Attracting and Retaining New Salespeople.

At 2:15 PM, the Seminar for Manu-facturers, presented by MANA, will cover Working with Manufacturers' Reps: It's Not Just Business, It's Per-sonal" -Commissions you pay repre-sent 10% of one of your rep's income.

At 4:30 PM, International Fastener Machinery and Suppliers Association (IFMSA) meeting takes place. This meeting is by invitation only.

On Friday, October 25, the Expo will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

The Expo headquarters hotel is the Venetian/The Palazzo, called the "World's Largest Five-Diamond Re-sort". Additional partner hotels include Treasure Island, Harrah's Las Vegas and Flamingo.

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