Tuesday, October 30, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, Banyan D
Invest in your professional development! The Fastener Training Institute is proud to present: Fastener Technology Workshop Tuesday, October 30 in conjunction with the International Fastener Expo. This seminar will be a fact-and- fun-filled day with Bengt Blendulf, one of the most experienced and dynamic fastener instructors in the US and Europe. Using Bengt’s... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Bengt Blendulf
President and Principal Lecturer
EduPro US, Inc.
  • Classroom

Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, Banyan B
Fastener company financial managers are encouraged to attend. This education session discusses maximizing cash flow, the financial implications of sales agreements, providing effective customer financial services, proper determination of  credit limits and prudent risk management. Discuss effective open account credit evaluation techniques, when to seek third party help in recovering... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Darryl Rowinski
President
Business Credit Management Association
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Tuesday, October 30, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, South Seas I
The panel will discuss the industry’s current M&A climate, best practices to best position your business, valuation dynamics, post-merger issues and more.   Learn from industry operating veterans, advisors and investors to include Joseph Stephens, President and CEO of Motor City Industrial (formally with Fastenal Company), Adam Tindel of BlackArch Partners... Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Adam Tindel
Managing Director
Panelist
Joseph Stephens
Motor City Fastener, LLC
Panelist
RICHARD HAGAN
PRESIDENT
Pinnacle Capital Corporation
Panelist
Rick Cravey
Partner
Kian Capital Partners
Panelist
Robert Puskas
President Emeritus
Motor City Industrial
  • Classroom

Tuesday, October 30, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, South Seas I
All organizations have management and all organizations have leadership. The positions are held by individuals who are charged with helping the organization to meet its goals and achieve success. The challenge for both the individual and the organization is to understand and equip themselves with information, knowledge and skills to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jeff Woodham
Principal
Medice Associates
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Tuesday, October 30, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, South Seas G
NAVIGATING CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 65 California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Prop 65, has many fastener suppliers running scared. Scared because there is a real live boogey man, known as a Citizen Enforcer, poised to take thousands of dollars from unaware businesses. Prop 65 is not new, but it has new... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Carmen Vertullo
AIM Testing Laboratory
Speaker/Presenter
Rob LaPointe
AIM Testing Laboratory
  • Classroom

Tuesday, October 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 3rd Floor, South Seas I
Presented by Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), this informative session will provide an understanding of the Administration’s trade policy, including the tariffs being implemented under Sections 232 and 301. Attendees will learn about the latest developments on... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Vanessa Sciarra
Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy
National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)
  • Theater

Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Your customers expect Ecommerce from you.  However, in the fastener supply market, the adoption of Ecommerce has been remarkably slow.  In this takeaway-filled workshop with seasoned Ecommerce industry experts, you will discover the keys to launching and building your own digital selling capabilities.  Attendees will walk away with knowledge on... Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brandi Bertoia
VP of Operations & Support
INxSQL
Moderator
Brian Beck
SVP of Strategy
Guidance
Panelist
Jay Foulkrod
Business Solutions Consultant
Zilliant
Panelist
Nelson Valderrama
CEO
Intuilize
Panelist
Rob Reynolds
Sales
INxSQL
  • Sessions Corner

Wednesday, October 31, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
A look into locking, sealing, and lubricating technologies for today’s market.  Presented by:  Sponsored by:  ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
David Palmquist
General Manager
ND Industries, Inc.
  • Sessions Corner

Wednesday, October 31, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Today, 3D printers are a common sight in R&D facilities, toolrooms, and on the factory floor itself. Rather than a replacement for traditional manufacturing processes like milling, stamping, or injection molding, 3D printing typically acts as a complementary technology. Additive technologies allow manufacturers to move faster, tighten up supply chains, and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Andrew Edman
Applications Engineer
Formlabs
  • Sessions Corner

Wednesday, October 31, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
EFDA President Volker Lederer will outline how European fastener distributors are working today and which challenges they face. He will focus on the European fastener market and identify the key trends which become particularly relevant for modern fastener distributors in the context of globalization and digitalization. Lobbying for free trade... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Volker Lederer
President
EFDA, Lederer GmbH
  • Sessions Corner

Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
The Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council (HKSFC) represents the entire fastener industry of Hong Kong. This session will illustrate the strengths and competitive edge of the Hong Kong screw industry. Learn about the background of HKSFC and the general information of the Hong Kong industry. One of the main goals... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Kyle Ng
Vice Chairman
Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council
Speaker/Presenter
Shirley Wu
Chairman
Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Liberato Pietrantoni of CJWinter will provide both a design overview and a practical troubleshooting review with a “How to make it work” approach. The design discussion will include how material selection and properties, blank design, tooling, feeds & speeds, and gaging all impact successful fabrication of rolled threads. The troubleshooting... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Liberato Pietrantoni
Director of Global Sales, ME
CJ Winter
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Leaders and managers in today’s workplace struggle with work/life balance daily.  It is more and more difficult to be productive and manage the relational dynamics of staying connected with others, while consistently recharging personally.  Every day people are negatively impacted by the inability of those around them to connect appropriately... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jeff Woodham
Principal
Medice Associates
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Today, 3D printers are a common sight in R&D facilities, toolrooms, and on the factory floor itself. Rather than a replacement for traditional manufacturing processes like milling, stamping, or injection molding, 3D printing typically acts as a complementary technology. Additive technologies allow manufacturers to move faster, tighten up supply chains, and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Andrew Edman
Applications Engineer
Formlabs
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Fastener coating manufacturers are forever caught in a battle to provide the highest quality part finish and performance characteristics for their end customers.  Over the years, regulatory pressures have pushed coatings toward more environmentally friendly coating formulations. These have typically manifested themselves in more water based or powder type coatings. However,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
James Kuzara
Sales Manager
Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Using Coiled Spring Pins as an alternative to bolts, rivets, dowels, slotted spring pins, welding, adhesives, and other joining methods can help businesses achieve a competitive advantage. This presentation will provide an overview of how you can improve the quality of assemblies, extend the life of products, and reduce manufacturing costs, through... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Michael Lentini
Sales Manager
Spirol International
  • Sessions Corner

Thursday, November 01, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Show Floor, Sessions Corner
Intuitively, manufacturing and distribution B2B leaders know they are not winning the full potential from their customer accounts. Companies have a significant opportunity to expand relationships through revenue expansion and profit optimization. Hear the results of this first of its kind benchmark report analyzing over $120 billion worth of B2B... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jay Foulkrod
Business Solutions Consultant
Zilliant
  • Sessions Corner
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