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by Gang Hao Chang, Vice Editor-i-Chief of Fastener World
The biennial Taiwan International Fastener Show took place again at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on April 10-12, 2018. The is the only one B2B show in Taiwan particularly dedicated to related fastening products, technology and service. The main exhibits include: automotive fasteners, aerospace fasteners, construction fasteners, machinery fasteners, precision instrument fasteners, IT fasteners, material supply, fastener manufacturing machinery, fastening tools, inspection devices, etc. This show not only fully demonstrates a general picture of the highly integrated Taiwanese fastener supply chain, but also acts as a platform for buyers and sellers to exchange information about fastener purchasing and related industry intelligence.
In the 2018 edition, 415 companies registering 1,107 standard booths in total came to exhibit their latest fasteners, machines, technology, service and various fastening solutions. Fastener World Inc. also attended the grand event this year to offer industry professionals quick, efficient and a complete range of fastener purchasing info and suggestions through free dissemination of magazines and e-books. Many domestic and foreign buyers noted, “TIFS’18 did help them get complete info regarding Taiwanese fastener suppliers and those publications handed out from Fastener World’s booth also made their purchasing in Taiwan much easier!”
Several activities were also held concurrently during the show, which included: “Seminar on Upgrading Taiwanese Fastener Industry with Smart Factories”, “Global Fastener Summit”, “Welcome Gala Dinner”, “Orientation of Purchasing Strategies held by REYHER”, “Seminar on Business Opportunities of Indonesian/Indian Fastener Industries”, “Global Fastener Talent Matchmaking” and “One-on-one Business Matchmaking”. The 2018 show drew 33,681 buyers and industry professionals in attendance.
According to the organizers, the top 10 countries where major buyers were from in the 2018 show were: China, Japan, India, USA, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Vietnam, S. Korea and Thailand. The next show will take place in 2020.