Keywords: Shanghai,Shanghai World Expo,International Fastener Show China,2018,Fastener World
by Michael Wu. Fastener-World International Fastener Show China 2018 was held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on October 21-23. The exhibition successfully attracted exhibitors and visitors from over 40 countries because of the advantage of its location. Shanghai is also the biggest industrial city and trading port in China. The scale of the exhibition was nearly 34,000 square meters. It drew over 700 exhibitors (booking 1,700 standard booths) and 25,000 visitors in estimation. Most of the visitors were traders and manufacturers. The exhibition was divided into two exhibition halls. Hall #2 focused on machinery, fastener materials, dies and consumption goods (including fastener manufacturing machinery, auxiliary equipment, inspection equipment, measuring devices, installation and measurement and maintenance, dies and spare parts, fastener technology and service). Hall #3 displayed standard fasteners, non-standard fasteners, aerospace fasteners and railway fasteners, construction fasteners, connectors and other special-purpose fasteners. According to the onsite observation of Fastener World’s correspondent, in addition some exhibitors from Taiwan and Korea, other exhibitors were mostly Chinese or some international companies having branches in China. The main visitors were from America, Europe, Ukraine, Malaysia and Korea. Some Taiwanese companies including LEE KING, TRANSWAY, FONG YIEN, NEWREX, FONTEC and EXCEL were also present as exhibitors this year. China Fastener Industry Association Chairman, Kang-Sheng Xue noted in his opening speech, “The purpose of this exhibition was to build a connection between Chinese fastener industries and global fastener companies by fully utilizing the resources of the domestic and overseas industries. Therefore, it can bring some business opportunities to both Chinese and overseas fastener industries.” The organizers also announced that the next edition of International Fastener Show China will take place June 11-13, 2019.