Las Vegas' NIFMSE revamps show programmes

The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) is expanding its show programme for this year.

NIFMSE 2016 runs 25-27 October and this year's show is the first under new ownership - Emerald Expositions acquired it in November 2015.

There are three new programmes at the show, including 'Invite Your Buyers'. In a partnership with B2B trade marketing platform Feathr, each participating exhibitor gets their own landing page to invite customers to the show and encourage visitors to head to their booth at the show.

The BYOD Programme - Bring Your Own Distributor - is designed for exhibitors to nominate distributors they want to see at the show that have never before attended.

Finally, the Rising Star programme has been developed - allowing any distributor attending the show to nominate an additional colleague within the same firm to accompany them to the show. There are a few caveats - the nominee must not have attended since 2012 or have already registered for the show. The second part of this programme is to introduce the next generation of fastener professionals (under 40) to NIFMSE. On the same theme, the Young Fastener Professional of the Year award has been launched to recognise those that have made significant contributions to the betterment of the fastener industry.

We've got an interview with the show organisers in the next edition of Torque Magazine, out this week. Don't get the mag? Sign up for free here.