The Americas’ Largest Manufacturing Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. 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 & Hours

  • Dates

    • Sept. 12 - 17, 2016
    • Sept. 10 - 15, 2018
  • Building Hours

    • East & West: 9 am - 5 pm
    • North, C Hall & South: 10 am - 6 pm

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.

Co-Located Shows

You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the metalworking solutions that you’ll see at IMTS are five additional co-located shows:

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.