Leading companies will meet in September in Panama at Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools


Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools, that will take place from 20 to 22 September at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama, is exited to announce the details of the trade show which will bring together leading companies of the field.

The event will gather professionals from hardware industry (manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, importers and exporters), end-users (like architects, chains and stores, construction companies, consultants, contractors, decorators, DIY Consumers, electricians, engineers, etc.) and governments and associations.

More than 150 exhibitors from 18 countries / regions and more than 5,000 attendees from 20 countries / regions are expected.

Leading companies will exhibit their products in the areas of building hardware (decorative door window, furniture, locks & accessories hardware); tools (hand, power, air, hydraulic, automotive, gardening tools and accessories); fasteners and fittings (bolts, screws, nails, pins, studs, rivets, anchors, nuts, washers, spacers, springs, tube / pipe fittings, wire / Cable fittings, weld fittings) and construction materials (aluminum, doors, windows and gates, floor and flooring, ladders, scaffolding, plastic and rubber materials, wood materials, work safety and protection).

Confirmed exhibitors include: Makita Latin America, Distribuidora INGO S.A., Estiare S.A, Carbones Avante S.A., Zona Libre de Colon, Tessone S.A., Inversora Lockey, MAPEI Panama, Copper Group S.A., Distrubuidora Integral Plus S.A., NT Panama / NT Centroamerica, GRUPO ARGENTINO DE INVERSIONES, S.A., Morano Gruppo, Kittrich Corporation, METAL WELL ENTERPRISE CO., LTD, Volta Macchine, Ningbo Hanyee Metal Product, Shanghai Mega Industrial, Haiyan Jinniu Fasteners, Futool and much more.

During the three days of Expo F 2018, which will be open by a Welcome Party, on September 20, talks, workshops, the annual industry forum and professional meetings are also scheduled.

New Products & Technology Presentation

Attendees and companies will have also the opportunity of discover market trends in the field during the “New products & Technology Presentation” scheduled during the afternoon of September 20.

V.I.P. Buyers program

In the opening day will also be held one of the highlights of the program: The VIP Buyers Program of Expo F 2018 to provide the global companies the best opportunity to meet and network with the top dealers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Only regional top distributors, importers, retailers, wholesalers, chain stores and other dealers will be invited. To participate it is indispensable to register as an exhibitor and indicate your interest in the activity. Some of the companies that will participate in the V.I.P. Buyers Program include: Disensa América Central, Implosa, Ecuaimco, Importador Trujillo, Ferretería Americana, CAMICON and Almacenes Vidrí.

Expo F 2018 Annual Industry Forum

In the afternoon of September 21, the Annual Forum of the Industry of Expo F 2018 will be held. This year it will address the following topics: Economic Perspectives in Latin America, Suppliers (by MTS), Inventory Management (by ECUAIMCO), Loyalty Programs (by DO IT CENTER), Customer Service and Sales (by AFTNL), The Engineer of the future, Construction and Security (CAMICON) and more…

Print and Build your house

Within the framework of Expo F 2018, a real house will be printed and built in situ, in just a few hours on September 21st. Attendees can participate in the activity. The confirmed instructor of the Wikihouse workshop will be Matthew Hotsko, founder of Fab Lab Panama and Ecoestudio. In addition to the workshop, Hotsko will deliver the conference “Digital Manufacturing. Fab Lab Network”. All Expo F 2018 activities are free. Those interested can reserve their place through online registration.

Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA) Forum

And last but not least, during the afternoon of the 22nd September will be held the Forum of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA).

Besides it will be deliver the DIY Master of Ibero-America Award, created by the organization, aware of the resurgence of DIY through social networks. The person who uploads a DIY photo to Instagram and gets more "likes" will win a trip to Panama to participate in the event. The contest is open until June 20 (read the competition rules).

Some of the strategic partners that supports Expo F 2018 are: Do It Center, the largest retailer of hardware and tools in Panama; SPIA, CAFARA, AFTNL, AFEB, COICI, COARQ, CIEMIE and CONSTRUGUATE.

DIY enthusiasts, architects, engineers, designers, ironmongers and builders have an appointment in September in Panama.

Expo F encourages new exhibitors to book a booth through our online registration.  

Admission is free for registered visitors. Visitors can book a free ticket filling this form.