Viva Las Vegas Shows: Fastener and tool shows on course for 2021

A trio of fastener and tool-relevant industry shows will be running in Las Vegas this year, as the famous city re-opens for live trade events.

World of Concrete, International Fastener Expo and National Hardware Show will take place in the Nevada city in a year which remains disruptive to trade shows the world over.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently allowed large gatherings capacity to increase to 50%, paving the way for the likes of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and trade show organiser Informa Markets, among others, to bring back trade shows to Vegas.

Nevada's new directive requires certification from the state's Department of Business and Industry for trade show and meetings that follow health and safety requirements and protocols, including safe social distancing, face covering and good hygiene and cleaning measures.

World of Concrete is thought to be one of the first large-scale trade shows to return to the US market when it runs 8-10 June 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It will be followed by the International Fastener Expo, over 21-23 September at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas and then the National Hardware Show, running 21-23 October at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Las Vegas has been the top convention and meetings destination for many years," said Gov. Sisolak. "We pride ourselves on providing the best facilities, the best service and now, the safest. We’ve been cautious, but very focused on reopening Las Vegas in the safest way possible for you, our treasured customers, our valued employees and our entire community. With great confidence in the efforts made by our resorts, convention centers and meeting hosts, I say... welcome back! The greatest place to do business in the world is even better.”

Another USA-based relevant show - Fastener Fair USA - is scheduled to take place in November 2021, at the Huntingdon Convention Center of Cleveland Ohio, delayed from June 2021. The STAFDA Convention & Trade Show is likewise pushing ahead and will now run in Florida in October.

Outside North America, online trade show options are being explored by the likes of April's China Fastener Online Show. In Europe, Fastener Fair Stuttgart is aiming to press on in November, having already delayed from May 2021.

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