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The Americas' Largest Manufacturing Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

IMTS Fact Sheet

Find out all you need to know about IMTS in our Fact Sheet.

Show Dates

September 8-13, 2014
September 12-17, 2016


Don't miss out on the biggest show in Manufacturing - Register today! On-site registration is open Monday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 13 in all four buildings of McCormick Place:

  • East and West Buildings: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • North and South Buildings: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Attendee Show Hours

  • East and West Buildings: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • North and South Buildings: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

IMTS Newsletters

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IMTS Pavilions

To help guide attendees to booths quickly and easily, we organize exhibits in Pavilions that are geared toward specific industries, technologies and solutions. It's like nine shows within the show.
Find out about IMTS Pavilions.

Smartforce Student Summit

Program that enriches student and educator attendance at IMTS and encourages career consideration in the manufacturing technology industry. Participating exhibitors provide information about the industry.
Find out about Smartforce Student Summit.

Industrial Automation North America at IMTS

Industrial Automation North America brings the international flare and dynamic excitement of HANNOVER MESSE's Process, Factory and Building Automation sector to Chicago. Industrial Automation North America and IMTS is the most comprehensive manufacturing technology trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Bringing together industrial automation companies, you will surely find technologies and solutions to meet your manufacturing needs. Network with key industry players and learn from industry experts through the Industrial Automation conferences and training workshops. View a list of Industrial Automation North America Exhibitors.

Motion, Drive & Automation North America at IMTS

In 2014, Motion Drive, & Automation North America (MDA NA) will be launched at IMTS. This event will feature technologies and solutions for the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors together. Meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world and see first-hand the best new technology available.

The IMTS Conference Program Provides Solutions

The conference, where Technology and Business connect, brings together experts from the industry to give you the most useful and up-to-date technical information available.

  • Sessions complement what you see on the exhibit floor
  • Gain insight into improving your production and operations
  • Learn from professionals with solutions to your manufacturing challenges
  • Network with peers
The IMTS Conference tracks: Process Innovations, Alternative Manufacturing Processes, Plant Operations, Quality/Metrology and Systems Integration

Learn more

Special Events

The exhibitors at IMTS are bringing their A-game to McCormick Place! We want to make sure you don't miss a thing! Take a look at the daily listing of the special events taking place in each building during the show. Search special events.

Miles for Manufacturing

5K Run During IMTS
On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. the Miles for Manufacturing 5K run/walk hosted by GIE Media and IMTS will make its debut. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) located on Chicago's West Side. Find out more and register today.

Exhibitors: Event Sponsorship Opportunities

IMTS/Chicago Website

Everything you wanted to know about Chicago, its restaurants, transportation, shopping, tours, museums, nightlife, weather, and more. The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau specially designed IMTS Chicago website gives you all the exciting information you need while in the Windy City. Make sure to check out numerous special offers that are available to the IMTS conventioneers.

IMTS 2012 Wrap Up

IMTS 2012 was a great success! Find out who attended, what they saw, and more show stats. Get the full story on sales, exhibitors, and attendees in the IMTS 2012 Wrap Up.

IMTS History

Take a walk down memory lane highlighting 83 years of IMTS historical facts.