AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is bringing new excitement to IMTS 2024 and North America through its partnership with the European trade show producer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH – the producers of Formnext and SPS – Smart Production Solutions.

This endeavor combines AMT's impact as the producer of IMTS – the largest manufacturing show in the Western Hemisphere with Mesago's rich history as the producer of the formidable European shows Formnext and SPS. Together they bring solutions that meet the expanding needs of the workforce, productivity, and business management issues faced by OEMs, job shops, and small and medium-sized businesses representative of the IMTS audience.

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SPS – Smart Production Solutions Comes to the United States

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Held annually in Nuremberg, Germany, the annual SPS – Smart Production Solutions show represents the complete spectrum of smart and digital automation, from intelligent solutions to discrete components. It shows what is feasible today and explores the vision of a comprehensively digitized industrial world. With 1,200 exhibitors and approximately 50,000 visitors, SPS represents the complete spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions.

AMT's Michelle Edmonson, vice president of exhibitions, sits with Sylke Schulz-Metzner, vice president of SPS – Smart Production Solutions, and Katerina Hodinova-Bauer, senior sales manager of SPS – Smart Production Solutions to talk about the SPS trade fair and bringing it to the U.S. in 2025.

IMTS 2024 presents the collaboration of AMT and Message Messe Frankfurt in the Automation Sector, accelerated by SPS – Smart Production Solutions. Located in the North Building of McCormick Place, the world-leading exhibitors and boundary-breaking digital solutions will propel growth in the manufacturing sector.

Beyond IMTS, the SPS Atlanta 2025 show will make its debut September 16-18 at the George World Congress Center. This expansion and the introduction of the stand-alone event will further accelerate and facilitate the exchange of ideas and innovation in the automation industry.

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt

Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners.

About Messe Frankfurt North America, Inc.

Messe Frankfurt North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Messe Frankfurt North America, Inc. produces and manages 10 shows within the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including: The Clean Show, Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City, Home Textiles Sourcing, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, Festival of Motoring Atlanta, and Process Expo.

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT 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 produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.