IMTS 2016 News Release - The International Manufacturing Technology Show
IMTS - Exhibitions & Communications Department

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For Immediate Release: February 1, 2016


Bonnie Gurney, Director - Communications, AMT
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Experience the largest display and demonstration of manufacturing technology in the Western Hemisphere.


McLean, VA.,  (February 1, 2016) - Registration and Visitor Housing for this year’s leading industrial manufacturing event, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, is now open. Manufacturing professionals across the globe will gather at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17, 2016, seeking to explore the latest in manufacturing technologies and innovative manufacturing trends. Registration includes floor access to 1.256 million net square feet of exhibits. This includes five co-located shows, making IMTS 2016 one of the largest in show history. Visit and to begin planning your IMTS 2016 experience.

More than 2,000 companies will exhibit, and anticipated registrants will exceed 120,000 buyers and sellers of machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes. The five co-located shows, which are organized by Hanover Fairs, USA, include the following: Industrial Automation North America; Motion, Drive & Automation North America; Surface Technology North America; ComVac North America and Industrial Supply North.

Through August 12, individual registration is $45 per person; group registration (five or more) is $30 per person. Beginning August 13, registration increases to $65 for an individual and $45 for each group member. “Discounts for groups are offered to encourage companies to send their manufacturing teams. Company groups gain a broader perspective by gathering ideas from varying viewpoints – engineers, machinists, managers, executives – to shape the future of the technology in their factory,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Communications at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS. 

New for 2016, AMT members have complimentary registration through August 12. On August 13 pricing will be $35. International visitors and students have complimentary registration.
Book Hotel Rooms Now
IMTS, in cooperation with Connections Housing (the only housing provider) today opened its reserved housing block to visitors. IMTS specially contracts the lowest room rates during the event, guarantees your room and offers free shuttle service to and from McCormick Place for all hotels within the IMTS Hotel Block. 

“Do not wait to book your hotel room,” cautions Eelman. “Because of the size and popularity of IMTS, literally every hotel room in Chicago will be occupied. Even months before the show, you may not find a room downtown,” says Eelman. 

A Must-Attend Event
“IMTS showcases the most current manufacturing solutions while embracing emerging technologies, and there’s no substitute for experiencing the event in person,” states Eelman, “Spending three days at the show enables visitors to find manufacturing solutions, envision what might be possible, and connect with the leaders in the manufacturing industry. IMTS is a must-attend event.”

To register, visit Reserve a room at Check out this fun video with the “Top 10 Reasons you should book in the IMTS Hotel Block”.

Conversations within the IMTS community are continuing on social media:
@ Twitter: @IMTS_2016  or #IMTS
LinkedIn: The IMTS LinkedIn Group -

Download the IMTS 2016 logo and photos –  
Leading up to IMTS 2016, we are featuring members of the IMTS community who shared what the show means to them. Read more at 
View the IMTS 2016 floor plan – 
Watch IMTS YouTube Channel – 


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Conversations within the IMTS community on social media can be found on Twitter @IMTS_2016 or #IMTS, The IMTS LinkedIn Group and Facebook

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 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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