The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo held October 23-25, 2013 at the beautifully renovated Sands Expo & Congress Center in Las Vegas, Nevada was a success by any measure, reports Show Management.
The Expo featured the latest products and services presented by 609 companies from throughout the USA and 18 other nations around the world. The 794 exhibit booths at this year’s show is a3% increase over 2012 and is the largest Expo since 2008, informs Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager.
“It is great to see our Expo grow, however, it takes good, quality attendance by serious buyers to make it successful and we were able to accomplish this as well. Total registration for this year’s event was 4,577 persons from 37 nations including Australia, Belize, Brazil, British Indian Ocean, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam. This is an increase of nearly 8% over 2012. The 2,103 attendees included 1,330 distributors, with the balance consisting of independent sales reps, manufacturer’s reps, and many other suppliers. We are also delighted that 474 registrants were attending the Expo for the first time”, informs Ms. Hurley.
The other, vital measure of any Expo’s success is how well it is perceived by exhibitors and attendees. Following are some of the post-show comments received by Expo management:
I wanted to tell you what a great show!!! This was my first Fastener Show, and all I can say is WOW….Pam Brown, Marketing Manager, Cardinal Fastener Inc.
Very nice show this year! Marge, Set Screw & Mfg. Co.
I understand from Dick & Steve that the show was very well attended again this year. Congrats on your continued success!Kimberly E. Guerrette, VP Sales/Quality Coordinator, Crescent Mfg.
We were happy to exhibit at the show this year and had a great turn out. Kate Hanley, Marketing Specialist, Groov-Pin
Great show by the way! Mary, Offshore Milling Services, Inc.
I must appreciate you for a good management for this show; this is the most professionally managed show I have ever participated with. Saurav, Director – Business Development, STRUT SUPPORT SYSTEMS
You put on a great show again this year!!! Paul, Tennessee Galvanizing
It was a very good show for us. Wade, Tiodize
We did have a good show; we want to do it again for 2014.Richard Zhang, Safeland Industrial Supply, Inc.
We feel that Cinco Industries, along with Saspi had a very successful show. Having the latest generation of the Saspi thread roller really brought the traffic to our both. Cinco Industries also had a both displaying our Accuvision Vision Inspection machine, which generated a lot of interest as well. We think we made some good contacts. Cindy Maga, Cinco Industries, Inc.
For us it seemed like traffic at the show was more than double what it was the last two years. I brought 100 business cards with me and I ran out before the end of the day Friday. My only complaint is that the show is only a day and a half. A few other vendors complained about the same. I never have enough time to visit my customers who are also exhibiting at the show, never mind walking around to make new contacts. I have to rely on others coming to my booth. After the show, I talked to a couple of my customers who exhibited at this show for the first time and they said the show was a huge success for them also and they will definitely be coming back next year. Anthony Bernier, Wrentham Tool Group
First, let me congratulate you on a fantastic trade show in Las Vegas! We at Dunkley International Inc. found the show to be very engaging, very friendly and a high traffic show with many positive comments on our Mach 9 High speed inspection and sorting machine. We had the opportunity to meet many new friends and re-established former connections through the show. We at Dunkley very much look forward to next year’s show and look forward to seeing both of you again! Nick Hatzinikolis, General Manager, Dunkley International
Well, you get the point!
In addition to the very successful trade show, a number of exhibitors and Expo visitors took advantage of the highly diversified and informative conference programs offered on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-24.
The always popular Welcome Reception held on Wednesday evening in the Nevada Ballroom at Harrah’s was packed with an estimated 2,000 persons enjoying complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks as they greeted old friends and made new ones.
Brighton-Best International and the International Fastener & Machinery Suppliers Association conducted private receptions for invited guests on Thursday evening, October 24 and both parties were well attended.
“North America’s Largest Fastener Expo” is scheduled for October 22-24, 2014 at the Sands Expo & Congress Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.