Thursday 12 March 2020 | British Motor Museum | Gaydon

Why you should attend

FAST Live is the UK’s only specialist event for design engineers, production professionals and manufacturing managers with fastening and assembly needs. Only here can you meet and talk with so many of the leading engineering experts and specialist suppliers in fastening and bonding for manufacturing applications. Only here will you discover all the latest fastening, bonding and assembly products and processes that can improve designs, speed production and save money. Be prepared also to find new products, processes and methods that you may not have previously considered - yet which might prove ideal for your new design or production ideas. Research shows that 53% of visitors have made such a discovery at this event.

Here are just a few more reasons why you can’t afford to miss FAST Live:

Find an innovative solution - Discover lighter, stronger, more cost efficient and better performing alternatives to your existing joining methods. They are there to find. See new ways of joining at first hand. Connect personally with some of the UK’s most experienced and creative fastening, bonding and assembly manufacturers, experts and engineers.
Live product demos – Many exhibitors are launching brand new products at FAST Live. Be amongst the first to discover them and what they can for your projects. Live product demos can be experienced in liquid adhesives, bonding and sealing tapes, surface preparation, special fasteners, locking fasteners, self-pierce riveting, lightweight joining alternatives, advanced assembly and much more. This is the place to be to ‘See how it works’ where joining is concerned.
Learn from technical seminars – Known to be ‘standing-room only’, the FAST Live seminars focus on how practical solutions have helped solve fastening and joining challenges in both design and production environments. If you work with designs requiring structural adhesives, lightweight fasteners, multi-materials joining or bonding, book your free place for an eye-opening experience.
Meet the best suppliers – Do you have a special requirement that needs a specific solution? Scratching your head as you contemplate the most viable of a wide variety of potential solutions? Then this is the place to be to meet the right people with the best answers!
Time-efficient for you – Cover everything you need to in a morning or afternoon. The event is compact by design and opens early at 08:30. So you can get there, get in, get round, get the fastening, bonding and assembly solutions you need and get back to work with the minimum of time and fuss. The location of the event is central, right on the M40 in the South Midlands. Access to the venue is seamless, just a minute from the M40. Parking is free and right outside the door. No trudges, trips, coaches or outrageous parking costs here. You’ll even get a free breakfast roll and a brew if you arrive before 10:30am. Free tea and coffee all day and free wifi available throughout the venue as well.

See British motoring heritage at first hand. For free. Entry to the acclaimed British Motor Museum provides an exhilarating close-up view of the cars that made this country. Here, thanks to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and a free ticket from the FAST Live organisers, you will see at first hand the UK’s biggest collection of the good, the bad and the ugly in our automotive history. From global trend setters to total commercial disasters, and world beating innovations to woeful failures, you can see them all here. With almost 300 vehicles and over a million automotive artefacts to view, you’re in for a fascinating time.

Why exhibit?

The FAST Exhibition is UK manufacturing industry’s only focused, specialist event covering all the options in fastening, bonding and assembly. Visitors are only there because they are personally active in product design, production or other aspects of manufacturing that involves putting things together. Here, unlike anywhere else, they will learn and achieve more in three hours face-to-face than they ever will with alternative searching and sourcing.  So if your business is fastening, bonding or product assembly in manufacturing you’ll be meeting design engineers, production professionals, senior manufacturing industry bosses and fastener buyers who have made a journey for one purpose: discovering new and better ways of doing things better in fastening, bonding and assembly. That is why you should exhibit. You won’t find a more concentrated pool of potential prospects like it anywhere else. Perhaps that is why 85% of FAST Live exhibitors don’t exhibit anywhere else.

The unique ‘Roadshow’ style of FAST Live involves small, inexpensive stands. Every exhibitor has the same sized stand with no exceptions. So all exhibitors have equal opportunities, with no chance at all of any upward cost spiralling. All stands are professionally erected shell schemes with fascias and name boards. For convenience, exhibitors can prepare their stands on the afternoon or the evening before the event, or on the morning of the show itself. This is a sensibly-priced, low-effort opportunity that is 100% focused on fastening, bonding and assembly in manufacturing. The only visitors there will be OEMs sufficiently motivated to come and talk solely about how they might put things together better. If you’re an expert in the field, then you should book a stand and show these visitors exactly what you can do.

Contact us now for full details of how to exhibit. Call Jez Walters on 01322 221144 or email jez.walters@markallengroup.com