The History of IMTS

Highlights from IMTS 2008

Posting its strongest showing since 2000, IMTS 2008 covered 1,233,878 square feet of exhibit space with 1,803 companies exhibiting.

Attendance was 92,450 and the show for the first time became a six-day event. IMTS 2008 also introduced the new McCormick Place West Hall.

Along with healthy traffic on the show floor, other highlights for visitors and exhibitors included the introduction of software standard MTConnect, an advanced manufacturing center and the new innovation center.

IMTS 2008 was a very productive show for both visitors and exhibitors, keying on helping visitors find ways to improve their operations.

IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show is the largest marketplace for buyers of machine tools and related manufacturing technology in the Americas. The six-day show, held in even-numbered years at Chicago's McCormick Place, draws nearly 100,000 visitors and more than 1,000 exhibitors from the United States and some 40 nations.