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FASTENER TECH™ ’15 Features New “Technology Center” in Exhibit Hall by: Mike McNulty, Editor Fastener Technology International www.fastenertech.com and Nancy Rich, Executive Director Mid-West Fastener Association www.mwfa.net “The All-Fastener-Industry Event in the Heart-of-the-Fastener Industry” is scheduled for June 2015 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA. Good Track Record The most recent FASTENER TECH was held in June 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and featured 148 exhibitors and more than 1500 registrations. The event provided its visitors with direct supplier access, networking opportunities, business intelligence, social programming and technical education related to making, distributing and using all types of mechanical fasteners— including nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, rings, clips, washers and nails. Comments from past participants include the following: “ FASTENER TECH was great. Very active aisles as attendance was very strong.” “Chicago as a host city for a fastener show makes so much sense.” “I was impressed with the number of distributors, importers and manufacturers.” “It’s a great turnout, the people in Chicago always put on a good show.” FASTENER TECH™ ’15 , the fifth staging of the all-fastener-industry concept in fastener industry trade shows, is scheduled to take place in Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA, June 8 to 10, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Conven-tion Center . The 2015 floor plan includes space for a new “Technology Center” section, which will be reserved for suppliers of materials, tooling and machinery for making any type of fasteners. This integrated exhibit section will be open along with dozens of fastener distributor and user-oriented exhibits. The new “Technology Center” will also be the site for a special “Happy Hour” event for all at-tendees, starting at 4 PM on Tuesday, June 9. The complete FASTENER TECH ’15 schedule is as follows: • Seminars: June 8, 9 and 10, 2015 • Exhibitor Set-Up: June 8 and 9, 2015 • Exhibition Open: June 9, 2015: 10 AM until 5 PM, and June 10, 2015: 9 AM until 3 PM • Technology Center Happy Hour: June 9, 2015, 4 PM • Fastener Bash Reception: June 9, 2013 at 5 PM Described as “The All-Fastener-Industry Event in the Heart-of-the-Fastener Industry,” FASTENER TECH ’15 offers attendees and exhibitors a valuable, cost-effective and easy-to-attend event that provides benefits to fastener manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers. FASTEN-ER TECH is a biennial event. As a trade event, FASTENER TECH is unique on sev-eral fronts including the following: the relatively low-cost and ease-of-exhibiting at and attending the show, the all-industry focus, the heart-of-the-industry location and a high level of participation from fastener industry associations and publications. Turnkey exhibit spaces start at US$1750. The Organizers Fastener Technology International is a bimonthly inter-national technical magazine for manufacturers, distribu-tors and users of all types of fasteners—the print edition is delivered to over 13,000 subscribers in more than 90 countries, and the digital edition is available around-the-clock at www.fastenertech.com. The Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) has been representing and serving all segments of the fastener indus-try for more than half a century. MWFA members include fastener manufacturers, distributors, importers and industry suppliers. Details are available at www.mwfa.net. For details on exhibiting, contact Nancy Rich , Execu-tive Director of the MWFA at mwfa@ameritech.net or Tom Hutchinson , Global Sales Manager of Fastener Technology International at tlh@fastenertech.com . For details on seminars and promotion, contact Mike McNulty , Editor of Fastener Technology International at mcnulty@fastenertech.com . FTI Industry Support FASTENER TECH ‘15 is being produced by Fastener Technology International magazine, Akron, OH, USA, and the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) , Lake Zurich, IL, USA. As was the case for the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 shows, numerous trade associations and industry publications from around the world and different segments of the fastener industry will be involved in organizing, promoting and executing FASTENER TECH ’15 . 22 Fastener Technology International/April 2014

FASTENER TECH™ ’15 Features New “Technology Center” In Exhibit Hall

Mike McNulty

FASTENER TECH™ ’15, the fifth staging of the all fastener- industry concept in fastener industry trade shows, is scheduled to take place in Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA, June 8 to 10, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The 2015 floor plan includes space for a new “Technology Center” section, which will be reserved for suppliers of materials, tooling and machinery for making any type of fasteners. This integrated exhibit section will be open along with dozens of fastener distributor and user-oriented exhibits. The new “Technology Center” will also be the site for a special “Happy Hour” event for all attendees, starting at 4 PM on Tuesday, June 9. The complete FASTENER TECH ’15 schedule is as follows:

• Seminars: June 8, 9 and 10, 2015

• Exhibitor Set-Up: June 8 and 9, 2015

• Exhibition Open: June 9, 2015: 10 AM until 5 PM, and June 10, 2015: 9 AM until 3 PM

• Technology Center Happy Hour: June 9, 2015, 4 PM

• Fastener Bash Reception: June 9, 2013 at 5 PM

Described as “The All-Fastener-Industry Event in the Heart-of-the-Fastener Industry,” FASTENER TECH ’15 offers attendees and exhibitors a valuable, cost-effective and easy-to-attend event that provides benefits to fastener manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers. FASTENER TECH is a biennial event.

As a trade event, FASTENER TECH is unique on several fronts including the following: the relatively low-cost and ease-of-exhibiting at and attending the show, the allindustry focus, the heart-of-the-industry location and a high level of participation from fastener industry associations and publications. Turnkey exhibit spaces start at US$1750.

Industry Support

FASTENER TECH ‘15 is being produced by Fastener Technology International magazine, Akron, OH, USA, and the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA), Lake Zurich, IL, USA. As was the case for the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 shows, numerous trade associations and industry publications from around the world and different segments of the fastener industry will be involved in organizing, promoting and executing FASTENER TECH ’15.

Good Track Record

The most recent FASTENER TECH was held in June 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and featured 148 exhibitors and more than 1500 registrations.The event provided its visitors with direct supplier access, networking opportunities, business intelligence, social programming and technical education related to making, distributing and using all types of mechanical fasteners— including nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, rings, clips, washers and nails. Comments from past participants include the following:

“FASTENER TECH was great. Very active aisles as attendance was very strong.”

“Chicago as a host city for a fastener show makes so much sense.”

“I was impressed with the number of distributors, importers and manufacturers.”

“It’s a great turnout, the people in Chicago always put on a good show.”

The Organizers

Fastener Technology International is a bimonthly international technical magazine for manufacturers, distributors and users of all types of fasteners—the print edition is delivered to over 13,000 subscribers in more than 90 countries, and the digital edition is available around-theclock at www.fastenertech.com.

The Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) has been representing and serving all segments of the fastener industry for more than half a century. MWFA members include fastener manufacturers, distributors, importers and industry suppliers. Details are available at www.mwfa.net.

For details on exhibiting, contact Nancy Rich, Executive Director of the MWFA at mwfa@ameritech.net or Tom Hutchinson, Global Sales Manager of Fastener Technology International at tlh@fastenertech.com.

For details on seminars and promotion, contact Mike McNulty, Editor of Fastener Technology International at mcnulty@fastenertech.com.

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