Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2018) – The International
Fastener Expo (IFE), first established in 1981 and holding consecutive events for more than three decades, has secured the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for its annual prestigious event, through 2020.
IFE 2018: October 30 ‐ November 1
IFE 2019: September 17 ‐ 19
IFE 2020: September 28 ‐ 30
Event organizer Emerald Expositions has leveraged
decades of relationship‐building to secure the Las Vegas dates for an unprecedented multi‐year contract, allowing the Fastener industry to plan future travel and schedules around the event. “Securing the right venue at such an ideal time, multiple years ahead is very challenging in Las Vegas,” said
Karalynn Sprouse, Executive Vice President of Emerald Expositions. “We know how important commitment and planning is to the fastener industry and this move enables us to produce the largest marketplace gathering for the 38th and 39th year in a row, with room for continued growth!”
2019 and 2020 will continue with the two‐and‐a‐half‐day schedule, allowing exhibitors a chance to set
up their own booths and the extra time to attend a “Preview Day” with early, private access to connect
with global source and machinery & tooling vendors.
For information, or to book your participation at IFE 2018, visit fastenershows.com.
About International Fastener Expo
The International Fastener Expo (IFE) is the largest and most diverse gathering of fastener and industrial
professionals in North America. Founded in 1981 it serves all reaches of the supply chain, from
manufacturer to distributor to end user, and features nearly 70 product categories. With over 850
suppliers and more than 2,500 buyers from 30+ nations, the International Fastener Expo delivers
industry‐leading content and facilitates vital industry connections at their annual three‐day show in Las
Vegas, Nevada, the entertainment and trade show capitol of North America. The 2018 Expo will be held
October 30 ‐ November 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The 2019 and 2020
Expo will also be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
International Fastener Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of
business‐to‐business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55
trade shows, as well as numerous other face‐to‐face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over
500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. We
have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as
the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
International Fastener Expo
Sr. Marketing Director