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IFE Announces 9 Conference Sessions for 2018

IFE Announces 9 Conference Sessions for 2018
August 28
10:37 2018

There will be nine conference sessions with a total of 12 speakers during the 2018 International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas.

IFE events begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The trade show will be 9am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Longer second day hours, new machinery section preview hours and a return to Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas are changes for the 2018 International Fastener Expo.

IFE Conference Sessions

Fastener Technology Workshop, Bengt Blendulf, EduPro US Inc.

Controllers, Accounting, Credit & Accounts Receivable Managers Meeting

Navigating a Consolidating Fastener Industry – Perspectives & Outlook on M&A; Adam Tindel, BlackArch Partners; Rick Cravey, Klan Capital Partners; Joseph Stephens, Motor City Fastener LLC; Robert Puskas, Motor City Industrial.

Leadership Vs. Management: Jeff Woodham, Medice Associates.

Lets Talk E-Commerce – Challenges, Benefits & Need-to-Know for Distributors: Panelists Brandi Bertoia, Inxsql; Rob Reynolds, Inxsql; and moderator Mike Hockett, Industrial Distribution magazine.

3D Printing for Manufacturers – Opportunities for Implementing Additive Technologies: Andrew Edman, Formlabs.

Basics of Thread Rolling: Liberato Pietrantoni, CJ Winter.

How to Be Present & Productive as a Leader When There is Never Enough Time: Jeff Woodham, Medice Associates.

3D Printing for Manufacturers – Opportunities for Implementing Additive Technologies (repeat): Andrew Edman, Formlabs.

Environmental Impact with Coating Changes: James Kuzara, Ship & Shore Environmental Inc.

Opportunity for Pricing in B2B: Jay Foulkrod, Zilliant.

The Welcome Reception is from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday. A new “Preview day” for Machinery & Tooling from 1pm to 4pm Tuesday. The IFE Hall of Fame presentation will be at 2:30pm Wednesday.

IFE returns to Mandalay Bay Convention Center where it was held from 2007 through 2010.

Mandalay Bay is on the south end of the famed Las Vegas ‘Strip.’

Attendee registration is $50 until September 15; then $65 in advance and $75 onsite. Web:

The show’s official hotels are Mandalay Bay Resort at $155 to $175 and adjacent Luxor from $65. lists 23 hotels within one mile of Mandalay Bay.

Las Vegas has more than 150,000 hotel rooms.

The 2018 IFE will be concurrent with the automotive specialty products trade show, SEMA – which draws 70,000 participants. Web:


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