The International Fastener Expo (IFE), the largest and most established business-to-business tradeshow of every type of fastener, machinery and tooling, and industrial-related products in North America, is now accepting speaker submissions from fastener industry professionals and motivational and team building presenters for the Sept. 17-19 show conference schedule. The annual conference schedule features experts on technology, key laws and regulations, business solutions, testing and inspecting, management and leadership, and many more topics affecting the fastener industry.

New at IFE 2018, the conference schedule was expanded to include an additional day and featured 18 educational sessions; IFE 2019 plans to be just as jam-packed. Among the most popular sessions in 2018, Vanessa Sciarra, vice president for legal affairs and trade and investment policy, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), presented “U.S. Tariffs and Trade Policies - What to Expect in 2019,” a rundown on current trade policy, to a full house of engaged attendees. Video of her presentation is available for purchase at https://www.fastenershows.com/2019/02/12/us-tariffs-trade-policies-fastener-industry/.

“IFE strives to continually provide the very best in class attendee experience by delivering educational workshops that are relevant to and trending in our industry,” said Karalynn Sprouse, executive vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We look forward to welcoming new presenters to the 2019 show, and speakers will be glad to find that our attendees are eager to hear from them.”

Presenters who have the ability to speak effectively to an audience of 25-100 people for 30 minutes to an hour are eligible to submit. All topics should be strictly educational without selling products or services.

The 2019 IFE show is scheduled for Sept. 17-19, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Bayside D-E, with the first day focusing on workshops and conferences without Exhibit Hall hours. The Exhibit Hall E will open on the second day two hours early for buyers and exhibitors to preview and meet with vendors in both the SourceGlobal and Machinery and Tooling areas. The Exhibit Hall D will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. on Thursday for remaining areas. IFE brings together more than 5000 attendees and 850 exhibiting companies for three days of doing business, networking and education.

To submit to the IFE 2019 conference schedule, use the online application form, available at https://www.fastenershows.com/conference/become-a-speaker.

Submissions are due by June 30, 2019.

For more information on speaker submissions, contact Catherine Qian at [email protected] For more information on IFE, visit www.fastenershows.com.