The fastener and fixing community has once again come together for Fastener Fair CONNECT, the new digital event succeeded in connecting international attendees from various industrial sectors looking to source for the latest innovative products, equipment and services from fastening technology suppliers.
From 17th – 18th November 2021, the interactive networking event offered a platform for in-depth expert talks and knowledge transfer. A total of 551 attendees from 47 countries took the opportunity to access the platform to meet suppliers, conduct business meetings and learn about the latest trends, policies and developments. A total of 163 exhibiting companies took advantage of the digital offering, presenting hundreds of product showcases to allow visitors to explore new products and services in more detail virtually.
In addition, Fastener Fair CONNECT featured a webinar programme with seven sessions discussing the latest fastener and fixing technology trends and policies. The audience had the opportunity to listen to industry experts discussing the sector's hot topics and interact with the speakers during the Q&A sessions. The webinars covered insights such as safety and security fasteners, complementary fastening and additive technologies, augmented reality, technical coating processes and European regulations for structural fixings.
"Fastener Fair CONNECT was launched with the intention to offer the global fastener and fixing industry the opportunity to get together, keep connected, conduct business, and learn from educational content to keep the momentum whilst waiting for the live events to resume," comments Liljana Goszdziewski, portfolio director of the European Fastener Fairs, on behalf of Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, organiser of Fastener Fair CONNECT. "We are now looking forward to meeting the industry face-to-face next year at Fastener Fair Italy in Milan and Fastener Fair Stuttgart in Germany in 2023."
All the Fastener Fair CONNECT webinars are still available to view on demand via the platform until the end of the year.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
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