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Excitement Building for “North America’s Largest Fastener Expo” in ‘Vegas

By , 2011-05-18 12:00:00

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The 15th Annual National Industrial & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 19-21, 2011 in its new location at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA continues to add new companies and gather momentum, reports Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager.

“We have already sold 621 booths to 463 companies from across the USA and around the world including Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore Spain and Taiwan. We continue to receive exhibit space applications and inquiries on a daily basis. We are expecting 575 or more domestic and international companies to showcase their latest products and services in over 70,000 net square feet of exhibit space. A number of companies which have not exhibited with us for a year or more are back, and the machinery & tooling area is also expanded to include a number of new companies”, adds Ms. Hurley.

It’s More Than an Expo –

The 2011 Expo & Conference has a full line-up, including the always popular and well attended Welcoming Reception on Wednesday evening, October 19. New this year is an Expo Kick-Off Breakfast and Panel Discussion on “The State of the U.S. Fastener Industry: Today and Into the Future” from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 20. Also, back by popular demand, is a   “Desert Scramble” Industry Golf Outing at Royal Links Golf Club on Saturday a.m., October 22. 
More Education, Information, Networking and Training Opportunities –

The Conference program on Wednesday, October 19 includes: an all-day Fastening Technology Workshop and an all-day seminar Crowdsourced Fastener Training: Get What You Need!, both presented by the Fastener Training Institute?; two sessions on “Sharpening Your Negotiation Skills” presented by the National Fastener Distributors Association; a 1-hour session on Assessing Costs and Realizing Savings Thru Asian Importing presented by Rob Lucas, Fidelis Fasteners; a special 2-hour program Selling Nuts and Bolts in Today’s Volatile Markets sponsored by the Pacific-West Fastener Association; a 2 ? -hour sales seminar Creating a Culture of Sales and Increasing Revenue in 2011 presented by Ann marie Houghtailing, The Houghtailing Group; and a Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI) meeting featuring speaker Jennifer Friel, Mid West Fabricating. Advance registration for these programs is available to all Expo visitors and exhibitors.  
“North America’s Largest Fastener Expo” –

The granddaddy of them all will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21. The 70,000-plus net sq. ft. exhibition features fasteners for every application, fastener machinery and tooling; inspection, testing and packaging equipment; abrasives; cutting tools; drills; hand tools; plant and safety supplies; and hundreds of other industrial products and services. A complete list of exhibiting companies can be viewed at, click on West Show and Exhibitors. 
 Good Turnout Expected –

“We are expecting a record turnout of fastener distributors, importers, manufacturers, sales reps and a host of other fastener people from throughout the United States as well as Asia, Australia and Europe. We want the Las Vegas Expo & Conference to be the center of the fastener industry universe for three days. We invite people from throughout North America and the rest of the world to use our event as the central gathering place to see the latest products and services, as well as gain valuable information, knowledge and training to help everyone compete better in our highly competitive and ever-changing industry. “Business is picking up as the global economy continues to improve and we want to keep the positive momentum going” say Jim Bannister and Mike McGuire, the Expo’s General Partners.

Advance Registration/Hotel Reservations Available Online - 

Online Expo and Conference registration is available at
Discounted hotel room rates are available at our Official Expo Hotels, The Venetian/Palazzo, Harrah’s and Caesars Palace. Complete information and online reservations are available on our web site. Go to and click on West Expo/Travel Info.

For more information –

Contact National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo at (614) 895-1279, email or visit

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