Driven by the responsibility to serve best interests, International Fastener Expo (IFE) has announced this year’s show, scheduled to take place September 28th – 30th 2020, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, has been cancelled.
Recent developments have made it impossible to bring the community together safely and successfully. This is due to the ongoing progression of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the US, the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay at home orders, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; the inability of IFE’s international community to travel to the show due to travel restrictions and bans; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.
Since 1981, IFE has brought the entire fastener industry together at one time and one place. Each year, the community gathers at the show to see customers and vendors, network with colleagues, and source new products and suppliers.
“The health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees remains of paramount concern to us. Though we won’t get to see you in person this year, our team is committed to finding new ways to keep the industry connected and we are in the process of launching an IFE Online Experience. Our goal is to provide a platform where you can virtually meet customers you have been missing all year, have access to a proven match-making programme, and learn from industry leaders and about current trends. Please expect more updates on this in coming weeks,” commented Morgan Wilson, show manager.
The next edition of the show is confirmed to return to the Mandalay Bay Center in Las Vegas, on 21st – 23rd September 2021.
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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