AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and CMTBA - China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2016

Bonnie Gurney
Director - Exhibitions Strategy & Communications, AMT
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Zhang, Fangli
Director – Media Department of CMTBA
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 Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)


McLean, Va., (April 12, 2016) -  AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China. 

CCIMT will showcase the latest in manufacturing technology and bring buyers and sellers together from all over the world to the dynamic market of Chongqing and southwest China. With an expanding manufacturing base of domestic companies plus more than 250 Fortune 500 multinationals, Chongqing has established itself as an innovation center for high technology.  

Chongqing’s economic growth was 11 percent in 2015, the fastest growth among 31 provinces in China. Chongqing is China’s largest automotive producer, largest laptop computer manufacturing center and a major motorcycle manufacturing location. More than 600 local companies specialize in making motorcycle and related parts with annual motorcycle engine production exceeding 10 million units, of which about 15 percent are exported to overseas markets.

AMT President Douglas Woods stated, “We are thrilled to partner with China’s leading manufacturing technology association, CMTBA, to create a world-class manufacturing technology event in the robust industrial city of Chongqing. Our combined research recognizes that Chongqing is a major production hub, and in the past 10 years we have seen more than 2,000 companies emerge—creating a huge expansion in the number of potential buyers for manufacturing technology products. AMT and CMTBA have been friends and colleagues since the first CIMT show in 1989, and this collaboration represents a new level of commitment between our two organizations.” 

CMTBA President Huiren Chen stated, “This collaboration between CMTBA and AMT, is a win-win cooperation, based on the common recognition on the market situation of the city of Chongqing and China's southwest area as well as the longtime friendship between the two parties. CMTBA has a wide influence over China's machine tool industry, and close connection with member companies and end-users. AMT is the leading manufacturing technology organization in member service and trade show management. We are confident that, together with the close relationship of the two parties with machine tool manufacturers globally, CCIMT will turn out to be a world-class event.”

The China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) is expected to fill 35,000 square meters of exhibition space with a target attendance of 50,000 coming from foreign countries including the United States. 

Companies interested in exhibiting or attending should contact Bill Herman, AMT Director – International Exhibitions & Sponsorships at 703-827-5282 or or Xie Yun, Exhibitions Director of CMTBA at 010-63345262 or


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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. 

China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association 
Established in 1988 and based in Beijing, China, China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) is a national non-profit organization and sets up 25 sub-associations by different fields of products and eight working committees and standing groups around China. With more than 1,700 enterprises, CMTBA produces a full range of manufacturing equipment accounting for more than 96 percent of the total output value of the machine tool industry of China.

CMTBA is engaged in many activities and initiatives designed to promote the industry by means of acting as a bridge between the government and CMTBA members, between the end-users and manufacturers, and as one of the major international channels through which China's machine tool builders and users can be linked with their overseas counterparts or help overseas machine tool manufacturers and users understand China's machine tool industry, its investment, and entering Chinese market.

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.    



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