by Tanya Shih, Fastener World Inc.
The 2nd edition of Fastener Fair Turkey grandly opened at IFM-Istanbul Expo Centre from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21. The allure of the fair mostly comes from the transcontinental location of Turkey being the center that connects Europe and Asia (especially those key markets in Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Russia). This is a fair dedicated to fasteners and fixing technology. Many exhibitors were satisfied with the result of the previous edition and expressed high interest in exhibiting again, which could be thus a reason for other prospects around the world to attend this event together. Exhibitors this year were from Germany, Italy, France, USA, Taiwan, and China, etc. The fair scale and buyers market were both growing, so the business opportunities generated from the two-day fair can be absolutely expected.
Such a growing trend was also revealed on the attendance of Taiwanese exhibitors. The number of Taiwanese exhibitors led by Fastener World Inc. increased from 13 companies in the 1st edition to 15 companies this year. These companies were Alex Screw, Dahbin, Frontal, Changing Sun, Home Soon, Yi Chun, KCS, Chien Tsai, Lian Teng, Yeswin, Unipack, Chien Sen, Chao Jing, Chii Chyuan, and Wan Iuan.