IMTS Press Release
September 15, 2011
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Director – Exhibitions, AMT
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Deutsche Messe AG Enter into Strategic Partnership
McLean, Va. … AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Deutsche Messe AG are forming a strategic partnership that will bring a world-class industrial automation event to North America for the first time. Industrial Automation North America will be co-located with IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., in 2012.
Industrial Automation North America will showcase products and solutions for production automation, complementing IMTS's focus on machine tools, metalworking and precision manufacturing. "We are thrilled to reinforce the international nature of IMTS by having one of manufacturing's premier trade show organizers join with us for our important North American event," said Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT. "We are taking a major step forward by bringing Industrial Automation North America to the IMTS campus so that we can expand and strengthen the range of solutions available to IMTS visitors."
Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board at Deutsche Messe, said, "IMTS is a well-established and highly successful event. As the organizer of HANNOVER MESSE, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, we bring to this partnership a strong background in automation. We are confident that this expanded 'two-in-one-format' will attract more exhibiting companies and visitors and bolster recognition of IMTS and Industrial Automation North America as the continent's leading destination for manufacturing technology."
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2014 will run September 8-13. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 100,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 119 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. www.IMTS.com
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.
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