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INDUSTRY NEWS 1 st Edition of Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok is a Major Success or above. The remainder of the visitors were Technical Engineers or specifiers from end user organizations. Fastener Fair Thailand 2013 will be held at the Bangkok Trade and Exhi-bition Center in the fourth quarter of 2013. Further details will be available shortly on the show’s website below. www.fastenerfair-thailand.com positive signs”, as stated by the China Iron & Steel Association in a report released at the end of October 2012. Most of last year’s exhibitors con -tinued to showcase in the 2012 event such as Germ-year Industrial Co., Ltd. , Tong Ming Enterprise Co., Ltd. , Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. , Haiyan Yuxing Nuts Co., Ltd. , Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. , Zhejiang Zhapu Industrial Co., Ltd. , Brankamp and so on. Considering the successful holding of the 2011 Fastener Expo Jiaxing and all-round publicity by the organizer in 2012, fastener compa -nies such as Carlo Salvi , Ningbo Sijin Machinery and Wenzhou Fengding exhibited this year in Jiaxing for the first time. Over 3000 fastener and fixing pro -fessionals attended Thailand’s and southeast Asia’s first event dedicated to the fastener and fixing industry, held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from September 6 to 8, 2012. Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok was formally opened by the Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries , Khun Payungsak Chartsutipol ; the President of the Thai Auto-parts Manufacturers Associa-tion , Khun Achana Limpaitoon ; and the Acting President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau , Khun Thongchai Sridama . The Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok opening ceremony also preceded a series of high-level seminars, which supple -mented the exhibition and included vital topics for the fastener industry including sessions from the Engineering Institute of Thailand , the Federation of Thai Industries and the State Railway of Thailand . Approximately a third of the ex -hibitors were from the Thai and ASEAN region with also a strong representa -tion from Taiwan and China. Over 130 exhibitors were represented from 11 different countries displaying products and services ranging from fastener manufacturing machines and inspection equipment to precision fasteners and bespoke anchoring solutions. A total of 2418 professionals visited the show from 47 different countries across the world. Some 63% of the visi -tors were from Thailand alone and 70% came from the ASEAN region. When the 588 exhibitor personnel were added to the visitor figure the total attendance for the show over the three days’ event reached 3006. More than three-quarters of the visi -tors represented the fastener and fixing trade with 22% of the visitors represent -ing Thailand’s vast manufacturing and assembly and end user sectors. The visi -tors also reflected the region’s strength in the auto (22%), electronics (13%) and construction (18%) markets. The qual -ity of the visitors also highlighted the importance of the event, which saw that 67% of visitors were of manager level 10 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing Review The 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing was staged on October 20, 2012, at the Jiax-ing International Exhibition Center , Jiaxing, China. It was sponsored by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products , CCCME and The People’s Government of Jiaxing , and organized by Ebseek Company . The first holding of Fastener Expo Jiaxing in 2011 won great support from local government, which attracted 119 fastener enterprises to exhibit with 209 booths in total. Based on that, the 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing extended the exhibition period from two days to three days. According to the official statistics released, the 2012 Fastener Expo Jiax-ing attracted 150 enterprises with nearly 200 booths. Domestic visitors this year were much less than in 2011, which confirmed the current economic situation. Overseas purchasers to the Expo were also less than expected. European and American visitors declined slightly. And only six Japanese came to the Expo contrasted with 37 visitors from Japan last year. This is related to the tensions of the Di -aoyu Islands between China and Japan. Crowded aisles at Fastener Expo Jiaxing . 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing opening ceremony. The Chinese economy is more likely to rebound in the October 2012 to De -cember 2012 period from the slowest quarterly expansion in 14 quarters, “with With a fastener manufacturing base having over 4000 fastener and fastener-related manufacturers, the area’s total import/export value was US$1.05 bil -lion in 2011, seeing a growth of 30.8% year-on-year, where export value was US$1.02 billion, up 30.9% year-on-year, taking up 41% of the total fastener ex -port value in Zhejiang province and ac -counting for 20% of the totals in China. The Jiaxing fastener manufacturing Fastener Technology International/December 2012

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1st Edition of Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok is a Major Success<br /> <br /> Over 3000 fastener and fixing professionals attended Thailand’s and southeast Asia’s first event dedicated to the fastener and fixing industry, held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from September 6 to 8, 2012. Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok was formally opened by the Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, Khun Payungsak Chartsutipol; the President of the Thai Auto-parts Manufacturers Association, Khun Achana Limpaitoon; and the Acting President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Khun Thongchai Sridama.<br /> <br /> The Fastener Fair Thailand Bangkok opening ceremony also preceded a series of high-level seminars, which supplemented the exhibition and included vital topics for the fastener industry including sessions from the Engineering Institute of Thailand, the Federation of Thai Industries and the State Railway of Thailand.<br /> <br /> Approximately a third of the exhibitors were from the Thai and ASEAN region with also a strong representation from Taiwan and China. Over 130 exhibitors were represented from 11 different countries displaying products and services ranging from fastener manufacturing machines and inspection equipment to precision fasteners and bespoke anchoring solutions.<br /> <br /> A total of 2418 professionals visited the show from 47 different countries across the world. Some 63% of the visitors were from Thailand alone and 70% came from the ASEAN region. When the 588 exhibitor personnel were added to the visitor figure the total attendance for the show over the three days’ event reached 3006.<br /> <br /> More than three-quarters of the visitors represented the fastener and fixing trade with 22% of the visitors representing Thailand’s vast manufacturing and assembly and end user sectors. The visitors also reflected the region’s strength in the auto (22%), electronics (13%) and construction (18%) markets. The quality of the visitors also highlighted the importance of the event, which saw that 67% of visitors were of manager level Or above. The remainder of the visitors were Technical Engineers or specifiers from end user organizations.<br /> <br /> Fastener Fair Thailand 2013 will be held at the Bangkok Trade and Exhibition Center in the fourth quarter of2013. Further details will be available shortly on the show’s website below.<br /> <br /> www.fastenerfair-thailand.com<br /> <br /> 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing Review<br /> <br /> The 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing was staged on October 20, 2012, at the Jiaxing International Exhibition Center, Jiaxing, China. It was sponsored by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products, CCCME and The People’s Government of Jiaxing, and organized by Ebseek Company.<br /> <br /> The first holding of Fastener Expo Jiaxing in 2011 won great support from local government, which attracted 119 fastener enterprises to exhibit with 209 booths in total. Based on that, the 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing extended the exhibition period from two days to three days. According to the official statistics released, the 2012 Fastener Expo Jiaxing attracted 150 enterprises with nearly 200 booths.<br /> <br /> Domestic visitors this year were much less than in 2011, which confirmed the current economic situation. Overseas purchasers to the Expo were also less than expected. European and American visitors declined slightly. And only six Japanese came to the Expo contrasted with 37 visitors from Japan last year.This is related to the tensions of the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan.<br /> <br /> The Chinese economy is more likely to rebound in the October 2012 to December 2012 period from the slowest quarterly expansion in 14 quarters, “with Positive signs”, as stated by the China Iron & Steel Association in a report released at the end of October 2012.<br /> <br /> Most of last year’s exhibitors continued to showcase in the 2012 event such as Germ-year Industrial Co., Ltd., Tong Ming Enterprise Co., Ltd., Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd., Haiyan Yuxing Nuts Co., Ltd., Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Zhapu Industrial Co., Ltd., Brankamp and so on. Considering the successful holding of the 2011 Fastener Expo Jiaxing and all-round publicity by the organizer in 2012, fastener companies such as Carlo Salvi, Ningbo Sijin Machinery and Wenzhou Fengding exhibited this year in Jiaxing for the first time.<br /> <br /> With a fastener manufacturing base having over 4000 fastener and fastenerrelated manufacturers, the area’s total import/export value was US$1.05 billion in 2011, seeing a growth of 30.8% year-on-year, where export value was US$1.02 billion, up 30.9% year-on-year, taking up 41% of the total fastener export value in Zhejiang province and accounting for 20% of the totals in China.<br /> <br /> The Jiaxing fastener manufacturing Base is supported by fastener industrial organizations such as Zhejiang Industrial Fastener Institute, Jiaxing Fastener Import and Export Enterprises Association, Haiyan Fastener Industry Association, Jiashan Fastener Industry Association and Quality Supervision and Inspection Center of National Standard Parts.Some 1,454,270 tons fasteners were produced by Zhejiang Province from January 2012 to September 2012, which accounted for 35.6% of the national output.<br /> <br /> To receive additional information, visit the websites listed below.<br /> <br /> www.ChinaFastener.com <br /> www.FastenerExpo.cn<br /> <br /> FASTENER TECH™ ’13 Offers Admittance to SUR/FIN 2013<br /> <br /> June 10 to 12, 2013, are the dates for FASTENER TECH™ ’13 at the DonaldE. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA.The event will feature show exhibits, a reception and seminars creating many networking opportunities. Although located in the USA’s midwest, the show features vendors from across the country.<br /> <br /> SUR/FIN will once again co-locate with the FASTENER TECH event. The Amerimold show will also be overlapping during part of the time allowing exhibitors and attendees entrance to that show. This allows fastener industry personnel to visit multiple shows and many events on a single trip.<br /> <br /> Also, recently the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) also scheduled its meeting partly in conjunction with FASTENER TECH ’13. NFDA plans to include high-level educational sessions focused on the business needs of owners and executives of fastener distribution companies, the annual update from the economists at the Institute for Trend Research and many opportunities to develop and nurture critical business relationships.<br /> <br /> “We chose this time and location for many reasons,” explained NFDA President Jay Queenin of Specialty Bolt & Screw. “The greater Chicago area is an easy travel destination for NFDA members. And by adding our meeting to the FASTENER TECH show, we hope to increase the value to our meeting attendees.”<br /> <br /> Also, the following hotels are offering special rates for FASTENER TECH attendees—Hilton Rosemont (US$169), Aloft Chicago O’Hare (US$159) and Comfort Inn (US$99).Mention the FASTENER TECH ’13 show to get the special rates.<br /> <br /> Rosemont also recently opened “The Park at Rosemont” area offering multiple restaurants and bars in one area. A short distance away is Chicagoland’s newest casino-Rivers. These new venues, in close proximity to the convention center, offer many entertainment outings to enjoy. Many of the hotels offer shuttles to these locations.<br /> <br /> To receive additional information, visit the websites listed below.<br /> <br /> www.mwfa.net • www.nasfsurfin.com <br /> www.fastenertech.com

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