IMTS Press Release
September 23, 2011
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Director – Exhibitions, AMT
IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2010 Sets the Stage for a Strong Comeback in Manufacturing IMTS 2010 Results Exceed Show Management and Exhibitor Expectations
Chicago, Ill. …Strong results at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2010 signal a strong comeback in manufacturing. Total registration for the six-day event, which ran from Sept. 13-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago, was 82,411. IMTS covered 1,137,375 square feet of exhibit space with 1,728 companies exhibiting in 1,180 booths.
"We are ecstatic that IMTS 2010 met and, in many cases, exceeded our exhibitors' and visitors' expectations," stated IMTS Vice President – Exhibitions and Communications Peter Eelman. "The show was lively and exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of attendees. The four buildings remained busy thoughout the days of the show. The East and West halls that opened at 9 a.m. were crowded early and we saw those visitors migrate to the North and South halls as each day progressed. Manufacturing professionals were searching for confirmation that manufacturing in the United States is not dying or dead and, in fact, found that it is robust, poised for growth, and clearly understand that investing in the latest technology is the key to being competitive."
"This show had a remarkable display of new and emerging technologies that will be the catalyst for the revitalization of manufacturing," said Daniel Janka, President of MAG and Chairman of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. "Our company's booth traffic met our expectations, and I have heard from many of our exhibitors and visitors that they are leaving IMTS 2010 more optimistic than when they arrived."
He continued, "Customers came with very specific objectives and were looking for solutions to make them more productive. IMTS show management's planning and execution of the show were better than ever. The new work rules at McCormick Place that IMTS show management was integral to making happen were well-received by exhibitors. That, coupled with aggressive marketing programs across all types of media, added up to great success."
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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