The Fastener Exhibition & Conference Highlights: What You Missed

The Fastener Exhibition & Conference has been and gone, but what were the highlights of the show that you shouldn’t miss out on next year?

It’s been two weeks since the very first Fastener Exhibition and Conference took to the NEC in Birmingham. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind, and we’re already planning next year's event!

So, what exactly did you miss at the show, which you can make the most of next September?

This picture of reflected screws is a really interesting way to show the power of fasteners within our world

1. Informative Keynote Speakers and Seminars

Our speakers really were brilliant, covering topics such as:

  • How to inspire and mentor the next generation of fastener professionals.

  • Meeting the demands of auto-assembly within the automotive industry.

  • How to discover new opportunities, generate quality leads, and win business, based on value within industrial marketing.

Next year, we’ll be welcoming even more speakers, each with some fantastic insights into the world of fasteners.

2. Awards Ceremony

The Best In-Show Product Award was a tough call. After our nominees presented their fantastic products to our panel of expert judges, they awarded the company who they deemed to be the most innovative of the lot.

Simpson Strong-Tie’s amazing Quik-Drive solution was the winner!

Their innovation provides a quick-fire method of implementing screws into almost any surface. No need to drill screw after screw, one at a time - save time, and drill your screws, almost instantly, one after the other!

3. Giveaway Time

Zago Manufacturing was one of the largest contributors to the show. Not only did their very own Jackie Luciano give an amazing talk about inspiring the next generation of fastener professionals, they also had a giveaway at their stand. By drawing people in with a New York Football Giants Jersey, their stand got so many visitors throughout the day.

4. Live Demos

The best way to show off any fastener is by seeing it in action! Bruderer did just that, by providing a live demonstration of their Conveyor 22 products at their stand. This is a fantastic method of transporting fasteners throughout the production process, and we got to see it in action at the show!

This pile of rusty screws is a very arty way to show off what fasteners can do

Come Along to the Fastener Exhibition and Conference Next Year...

Before we sign off, we would first like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in the exhibition this year. Without all of your contributions, the show would not have reached the success it did!

Want to book a stand for next year? Don’t hesitate to get in contact so you can book your place to exhibit next year! Do get in touch with Henry Kirkpatrick via his email address,, or by calling +44 (0)117 929 6087, for further enquiries.

Otherwise, get in early and book your FREE tickets to the show to secure your place. It’ll be bigger and better next year, so be sure not to miss it!