IMTS Partner Press Release

June 11, 2012


Kathy Zoeller
Mattson Communications, Inc.
(312) 988-7163

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Mary Uhrina
Clearly Write



Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit by CFE Media, Motion, Drives & Automation Conference by Penton Media and NFPA and ISA Inside: Training Sessions at IANA by ISA - International Society of Automation

Princeton, New Jersey … Industrial Automation North America (IANA), which will debut as a co-located event at International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 (IMTS; September 10–15; McCormick Place, Chicago), will feature three conferences for executive management, plant managers, engineers and industry professionals.
"Thanks to our longstanding and excellent working relationship with AMT, we are able to bring three outstanding conferences to IANA and IMTS," said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG. "We have also been working for many years with CFE Media, ISA, NFPA and Penton at HANNOVER MESSE in Hannover so we are very excited to work with them in their home market. Together we have created programs that complement the IMTS Conference and offer IANA and IMTS attendees a great chance to keep up with the latest best-practices, solutions and technologies in manufacturing automation," added Dr. Gruchow.

Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit, September 12–13, is for senior-level global automation and manufacturing executives. Speakers from companies such as Beckhoff, B&R Automation, Lenze, Schneider Electric, and Siemens will talk about topics ranging from data security, energy management, and mobility to process optimization, sustainability manufacturing and workforce development. The keynote speakers are Billy Taylor, Plant Manager, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Karen Kurek, head of McGladrey's National Manufacturing & Distribution Practice; and Douglas Woods, President & CEO, AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. The Summit will also feature case studies on plant automation for profitability, asset-performance improvement, and maintenance-costs reduction. Conference partner is CFE Media, publisher of Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Plant Engineering, as well as a range of newsletters and multimedia.

Motion, Drives & Automation Conference
The Motion, Drives & Automation Conference, September 10–11, has two tracks – "Motion Control in Automation" and "Hydraulics and Pneumatics in Automation" – that explain how to improve the efficiency, performance, productivity, lifespan and environmental footprint of manufacturing equipment and industrial automation systems. Topics include energy efficiency, equipment monitoring, machine efficiency, noise reduction, safety and security. Attendees can expect to see innovations in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic motion systems, as well as in condition-monitoring, electronic control, sensing, and vision. Conference partners are Penton Media's Design Engineering Group, publisher of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Machine Design, and Motion System Design and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the U.S.-based trade association for advancing fluid power technology.

ISA Inside: Training Sessions at IANA
ISA Inside training, September 13–14, offers one-day courses on such topics as Control Using ANSI/ISA Standards, Industrial Wireless Systems, Measurement and Control Fundamentals, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Safety Instrumented Systems. Conference partner is ISA - International Society of Automation, which is recognized worldwide for its non-biased, vendor-neutral education, training and standards programs for automation professionals.

Accredited journalists are entitled to complimentary admission to the conferences. For more information about all IANA and IMTS conferences, visit or contact Aryan Zandieh at (312) 924-1688 or

About Industrial Automation North America
Industrial Automation North America showcases products and solutions for process, production and industrial building automation, complementing IMTS' focus on machine tools, metalworking and precision manufacturing. Industrial Automation North America is organized by Deutsche Messe AG and its U.S. subsidiary, Hannover Fairs USA, and runs parallel to IMTS every two years. Learn more at

About Deutsche Messe AG
Deutsche Messe AG is one of the world's largest and most active trade fair companies. Based in Hannover, Germany, Deutsche Messe employs a staff of more than 930 and maintains a network of 66 sales partners, subsidiaries and branches that covers more than 100 countries. Deutsche Messe AG annually produces more than 100 trade fairs and conferences worldwide that host 35,000 exhibiting companies, 3.5 million visitors and 15,000 journalists from 100 countries. Visit for more information.


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 2016 will run Sept. 12-17. 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 114,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 112 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


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