by Serena Hsiao, Fastener World, Inc.
The 5th edition of Fastener Fair Stuttgart in MESSE STUTTGART Germany made a grand curtain call. As a leading exhibition in Europe, it denotes the kick-start of a series of other European fastener shows for this year.
The 5th edition took place during February 26 – 28, 2013, spanning an area of 16,000 square meters encompassing three halls. It attracted a total of 811 professional exhibitors from 36 countries. Among them, 75% are foreign exhibitors from outside of Germany, including Italy, England, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, France, and America. Besides, Asian exhibitors are mainly from Taiwan, China, and India. The fair also attracted 10,600 buyers mainly from EU.
During this fair, foreign exhibitors were mainly comprised of Taiwan corporations, among which 119 Taiwanese corporations were led by Fastener World Inc. In addition, Taiwanese exhibitors could apply for travel subsidy through Bureau of Foreign Trade or TFTA (Taiwan Fastener Trading Association). Moreover, Fastener World Inc. exclusively arranged a Taiwan alliance zone in which special decorations were applied to booths of Taiwanese exhibitors to give refreshment to the whole venue and attract many foreign buyers.
Under the leadership of TFTA Chairman Mr. Jim C.N. Chen, Taiwan corporations had the chance to exchange business opportunities with EFDA as well as NFDA, and invited them with full passion to attend International Fastener Show Tainan Taiwan held in April 2013.
According to the latest statistics of European Commission, in 2011 Taiwan exported 518 thousand tons of fasteners, reaching a total value of 1.09 billion euros. In 2012, the volume was 472 thousand tons and 1.03 billion euros, both of which remain 2-digit performance. For those who didn’t make it to Fastener Fair Stuttgart, Fastener Fair Hannover will kick off on April 8-10 of 2014 to help you seek critical European buyers with highest efficiency, seize supply chains of high-end industries, and expand brand awareness in Europe.
The next edition of Fastener Fair Stuttgart will be held during March 10-12 in 2015, which is expected to turn up another wave of business opportunities. For more latest information, please contact the Taiwan agent, International Fastener Exhibition Corp.