Attendance at this year’s three-day-long international fastener and fixing industry exhibition, the 2015 Stuttgart Fastener Fair, improved by 4% compared with the previous event, which took place in 2013.
A total of 11 060 people visited this year’s event to discover the latest fastener and fixing technology trends and products.
The fully booked fair showcased 833 exhibitors from 42 countries in an exhibition space covering 18 500 m2 – a 15% increase on the previous event. The range of exhibits at this year’s show included industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems and fastener manufacturing technology.
The 2015 Stuttgart Fastener Fair attracted visitors from all over the world, 60% of whom travelled to Stuttgart from countries abroad, including Great Britain, France, Italy and Poland, to discover the latest industry trends, build international trade networks and to source new products and systems. Further, in addition to the number of international attendees increasing compared with the previous event, the attendance of top management and visitors with decision-making capacity also increased by 10%.
“The busy atmosphere at the Fastener Fair reflects the overall positive outlook of the industry. We are particularly delighted to be able to say that many exhibitors reported lively trading activity and networking taking place throughout the four exhibition halls,” notes event organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions MD Nicola Hamann.
Results of a first-time exhibitor survey reveal that the majority of exhibitors were highly satisfied with the results of the trade show, with many exhibitors citing the quality of the visitors and the international flair as a particular highlight of the event.
Most of this year’s exhibitors are already planning their participation at the next Fastener Fair, which will take place from March 28 to 30, 2017 at the Trade Fair Centre in Stuttgart.