Expo F, the New Meeting Point for Hardware & Tools Industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, is Opening on October 24 in Panama City


Expo F, the first International Trade Fair for Hardware, Tools, Fasteners & Metalworking in Panama, is making its official debut from 24 to 26 October, 2017 at ATLAPA Convention Center.


The event will feature a wide range of exhibits including Building Hardware, Tools, Fasteners, Fittings, Machinery and Technologies including about 200 brands from 18 countries/regions. More than 2,000 professional visitors from Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to join this first edition to get knowledge of the latest products and innovative technologies.


In parallel, an Industry Conference will be held onsite on Wednesday, October 25. Experts from hardware associations and worldwide leading brands will addresses various topics.


Among the speakers, Mr. Antonio Valls, General Director of SystemShop Consulting, will talk about the global trends in hardware & tools industry. Mr. Mario Campise, member of the Board of Directors of the the Córdoba Chamber of Hardware Stores, Sanitary fittings, Iron and Related Products (Argentina) and Mr. Víctor Hugo Butori, member of the same chamber, will address the topic of small hardware stores vs. chain stores, while Mr. Jacob Flores, President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hardware and Tools’ Manufacturers (Mexico) will share his ideas on the challenges for tools manufacturers in Latin America.


Leading International brands will be also participating in the Industry Conference. Stanley Black & Decker will talk about the regional demand for tools; Fastenal Panama, will share its ideas on best practices for the B2B industry, and Bosch will tackle the issue of the importance of corporate investigation, among other attention-grabbing topics.


Expo F comes up with the dual aims of becoming a must-attend meeting point for hardware & tools industry’s stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and a major sourcing platform within the region; and this thanks to Panama´s role as the main commercial hub in the Americas.



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Expo F is an international trade fair for hardware, tools, fasteners and metalworking, organized by America Expo Group (AEG), whose business is specialized in emerging market, mainly in Panama at present. Thanks to the geographic advantages of Panama, AEG will launch more trade-oriented events in various industries by combining its regional sources with the global network. The event will take place on 24 - 26 October, 2017 at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama. For more information, please visit www.expo-f.com or email info@america-expo.com.


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