IMTS Press Release

Bonnie Gurney, Director - Communications, AMT
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APRIL 20, 2015

IMTS 2016 Exhibit Space Sales Reflect Continuing Industry Confidence

McLean, VA – Based on current exhibit space sales for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016, next year’s pre-eminent manufacturing event in the Western Hemisphere is on track to outpace IMTS 2014 which was the fourth largest IMTS in history. IMTS 2016 will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 12-17, 2016.

Reflecting the strength of manufacturing in the world economy, early results on exhibit space sales and participating exhibitors are both ahead of IMTS 2014 at this same time in the show cycle with an increase of more than nine percent and more than 16 percent respectively. IMTS 2014 covered more than 1.282 million net square feet of exhibit space and hosted 2,035 exhibiting companies.

Exhibit space assignments have been sent via UPS and emailed to all exhibiting companies with contracts. Limited space is still available.

“Manufacturing is an exciting industry and this continued confidence in IMTS certainly reinforces the point,” said Peter Eelman, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology Vice President – Exhibitions and Communications. “The support comes from not only our very loyal IMTS core companies, but also from many new players who add new energy to the manufacturing arena. With 16 months to go before the doors open for IMTS 2016 our plans are fully underway. We have debuted our new logo which represents a new perspective on IMTS and our community. In just a few weeks we will announce our exciting show theme and begin communicating what we have in store with our community of exhibitors and visitors.”

View the IMTS 2016 floor plan:

Download the IMTS 2016 logo and an animated .gif file:

Conversations within the IMTS community are going on @ Twitter: or @IMTS_2016


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 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.