First Fastener Fair Hannover showed good potential

Published:  28 May, 2012

HANOVER: The first Fastener Fair Hannover, launched as an event for the fastener and fixings industry with a particular focus on an end-user audience, attracted a total of 400 exhibitors from 31 countries and 4500 visitors from 75 countries.

Exhibitors at the Fastener Fair Hannover, held from 24-26 April 2012 put a wide range of industrial fasteners, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems as well as manufacturing technology on display and their highly attractive stands added to the professional flair of the show.

The event welcomed a total of 4500 visitors from 75 countries. Almost half of the visitors (46%) were visitors from outside Germany. Top ten visitor countries after Germany were The Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.

“The first Fastener Fair Hannover was a successful launch and we are pleased with the outcome. The exhibition survey clearly showed that for many companies the event was thoroughly successful. More than 80% of the exhibitors had a positive overall impression of the event. However, we now have to further analyse how we can attract more trade visitors and improve the experience for all of the exhibiting companies,” explains Susanne Rauberger, exhibition director Fastener Fair, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

The next Fastener Fair in Germany will be Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the leading Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixings Industry, which will take place from 26-28 February 2013 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds. Two thirds of the available exhibition space is already booked. The Stuttgart edition of Fastener Fair mainly focuses on a traditional trade and manufacturing audience; the show predominantly targets distributors, wholesalers and suppliers.

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