FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

When and where is the The International Fastener Expo?

The show will take place on October 17 – 19, 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Halls E &F in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for details show timings and more info.

The 2023 show will take place on October 9 – 11, 2023.

What are the show hours?
The exhibit hall will be open from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on October 18th and 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on October 19th.
Will there be WIFI availability at the convention center?
Free WiFi is available for all show guests on the Mandalay Bay campus. Please connect your device to network “MGMResorts-Wifi.”
What are the show floor restrictions?
  • Trade only event – not open to the general public, a person must be a qualified buyer to attend.
  • There is a non-refundable onsite registration fee to those who have not pre-registered.
  • No strollers or wheeled bags (larger than 18″ H x 12″ W) on the show floor at any time.
  • No one under the age of 17 years of age is allowed on the show floor at any time. No exceptions.
  • No camera/video recorders at any time.
  • No smoking.
  • Attendee hereby releases Emerald Expositions from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, damages, losses, costs and expenses of any kind which arise out of/or result from attendee’s attendance at the event, whether or not foreseeable, including without limitation, personal injuries to exhibitor or his/her invitees
Is "Suitcasing" Allowed?
Expo management has a strict policy against all persons who attempt to solicit business at the Expo without paying for that privilege . . . commonly referred to in the exhibition industry as suitcasing. We have implemented measures to protect exhibitors from this highly unethical and unprofessional practice on the exhibit floor as well as unauthorized hospitality suites hosted by non-exhibiting companies. However, to further protect themselves from suitcasing, exhibitors are encouraged to immediately report all infractions of this policy observed during the course of the event to Expo Management.
What healthy & safety measurements will be in place at the show?
Your safety, security, and health are always our top priority. We will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as those issued by state and local officials. We will adapt and change our plans as recommendations become available, to limit potential spread most effectively.
Are children allowed?
No one under the age of 16 will be allowed on the exhibit floor. Proof of age will be required. No strollers, baby carriages or baby packs. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Can I take photographs during the show?
Only official photographers and audio/video producers appointed by show management are permitted to photograph or record audio/video of the entire event. Exhibitors are permitted to photograph or produce audio/video of their own booth displays and/or products.

Attendee

Is this show open to the general public?
The International Fastener Expo is a trade-only event – qualified buyers and industry professionals only. This show is not open to the public. As this is a place of business, no one under the age of 17 is allowed on the show floor, no exceptions. You can register for the show here.
Are hotel discounts being offered?
YES! We have negotiated special hotel rates for our trade show. We encourage you to book your hotel at one of our official hotels. To book your hotel and for more information, please visit the hotel accommodations section of the website.
How do I register for the International Fastener Expo?
Registration for International Fastener Expo 2022 here.
How will I know I am registered?
Once you register online you will receive an automated email confirmation to confirm your registration. This confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide so it is very important for us to have your direct email address so you can receive your confirmation.
When will I receive my attendee badge?
BADGES WILL NOT BE MAILED. You must print and bring your confirmation page to the show site to print out your badge. Just like you do at the airline when you print your boarding pass.
Do I need my badge for the welcome reception?
Yes, your badge is required for admittance.
How can I obtain a visa letter invitation for the show?
An automatic visa letter will be generated for each attendee that requests it. Visit the International Visa page for more information.

Exhibitor

What are the move-in and move-out days and times?

Move-In

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – By Appointment Only
Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact Show Management should you have any special move-in requests. Exhibitors permitted show floor access until 8:00 PM, no in and out after 5:00 PM.

 

Move-Out

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – All carrier trucks must be checked in by 10:00 AM.

Will early/late access to the exhibit hall be allowed?
No exhibitors will be allowed access to the exhibit hall posted move-in and move-out days/hours. On show days without scheduled move-in prior to show opening, exhibitors will be allowed access to the exhibit hall one (1) hour before and one (1) hour after posted official show hours. Additional access may be arranged solely at the discretion of show management.
How do I order furnishings I will need in my booth?

All exhibitor service order forms can be found in the Exhibitor Service Manual.

What is the warehouse address?

Freeman will accept materials at the warehouse address beginning Friday, September 16, 2022. Materials arriving after Thursday, October 6, 2022, will be received at the warehouse with an additional after deadline charge.

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
International Fastener Expo 2022
C/O Freeman
6675 West Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Warehouse hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Holidays excluded.

Can I use my own dolly/hand truck and move my stuff in to my booth?
Exhibitors may hand carry their merchandise from their personally owned vehicle (P.O.V. i.e., car, van, or SUV) in the designated area(s). Hand carry is defined as small items such as cartons or packages that one person can carry. Any mechanical assistance is limited to a small dolly. When exhibitors choose to hand carry material, they may not be permitted access to the loading dock/freight door areas or four-wheeled dolly or cart.
Where can I find the International Fastener Expo 2022 Exhibitor Service Manual?

The service manual contains mandatory forms and information on regulations that you must adhere to at International Fastener Expo 2022. We recommend that you review this information with your trade show coordinator/onsite EAC. The service manual for 2022 can be found through your exhibitor console and through the International Fastener Expo 2022 webpage.

Can I set up my own booth?

Nevada is a right-to-work state. Exhibitors may use full-time company personnel to set-up an exhibit, however they cannot operate heavy machinery or lift equipment. If full-time company personnel are utilized, they are required to carry photo ID as well as company identification, such as an insurance identification card or payroll stub.

What is the direct to show site address?
Freeman will receive shipments at the show site address beginning Sunday, October 16, 2022. Materials arriving before this date may be refused by the facility.

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
International Fastener Expo 2022
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
C/O Freeman
3970 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119

What insurance coverage do I need and who should be listed as additional insured?

Exhibitors are solely responsible for the care, custody, and control of their own exhibit space and material. Exhibitors should carry insurance for covering loss or damage to their exhibit material. Insurance may be purchased easily from Total Event Insurance

Is electricity provided with my booth?

No, electricity is not provided. All electrical must be ordered through Freeman. The deadline to receive the best price for the 2022 is September 26, 2022.

Is security provided?

Yes, 24-hour security will be provided by Show Management throughout the entire exhibition, including set-up and tear-down. However, do not leave personal items unattended, such as purses, cameras, cell phones and other valuables.

What is provided with my booth?
Each 10×10 linear / inline booth will include:

  • 8’ high pipe and drape back wall – blue and white
  • 3’ high pipe and drape side rails – white
  • 7” x 44” booth identification sign with the company name and booth number.

***Booths larger than 300 SQFT may receive a 7” x 44” booth identification sign upon request.

Peninsula (End-Cap) booth will include:

  • 8’ high and 3’ H pipe and drape back wall – blue and white
  • 7” x 44” booth identification sign with the company name and booth number. Split-Island booth will include:
  • 8’ high pipe and drape back wall – blue and white

Island booth:

  • Island booths do not come with back drape or ID signs. If desired, they may be ordered from Freeman.
Can I have a hanging sign over my booth?

Pre-approval for the use of hanging signs and graphics must be obtained from show management through the Exhibitor Console. Hanging signs are only permitted in island booths that are 400 SQFT (20’ x 20’) square feet or larger.

When will we receive our staff badges?
After you’ve registered your staff, you will receive an email confirmation. Please save this email on your phone or print it and bring it with you to the event as all show badges will ONLY be available for pick-up onsite. Badge pick-up location will be located within the lobby of Exhibit Halls E&F, near the entrance to the exhibit hall.
How many exhibitor badges do I get for my company?

Each company is allotted between three (3) booth staff badges per 100 square foot space occupied. All personnel accessing on the show floor are required to wear an “EXHIBITOR” badge at all times. These badges should only be used for booth staff, NOT CUSTOMERS.

How do I get an international Visa letter of Invitation?

Once your company has paid in full for the exhibit space, you may register your staff. During the registration process, if a country outside of the United States is selected, you will have the option of requesting an invitation letter to be emailed to you.

Have provisions been made for the storage and distribution of product?
Have your freight delivered to the Freeman Advanced Warehouse and receive the following:

  • Freight delivered to your booth before setup begins
  • No check-in or waiting at the marshaling yard
  • Free storage 30 days in advance of the show
Is the show open to the public?

International Fastener Expo 2022 is a B2B trade show and is not open to the general public.

Who are the approved vendors for the International Fastener Expo 2022?
We partner with the below vendors to provide services:

  • a2z – Official Show Planner/Floorplan Vendor
  • Freeman – Official Decorator
  • Eventsphere – Official Housing Vendor
  • Maritz Global Events – Official Registration Vendor
  • Reach Marketing – Exclusive List Vendor
How do I maximize my participation at the show and reach more buyers?

International Fastener Expo 2022 offers a variety of ways to stand out from the competition and drive buyers to your booth. With a mix of affordable, effective advertising and sponsorship opportunities, you are sure to stand out and get the attention of buyers. Pre-show, on-site and post-show opportunities are available. Contact your account executive for more information.