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Illinois and Chicago’s Vaccine and Mask Mandates to End Feb. 28, Anticipation Builds for IMTS 2022

The lifting of mask mandates and vaccine requirements in Illinois and Chicago mark a major step toward a more normal environment as plans take shape for IMTS 2022, to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17.
Feb 23, 2022

On Feb. 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker revealed plans to lift Illinois’ indoor mask mandate by Feb. 28 with the exception of schools. On Feb. 22, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city’s mask mandate, as well as the city’s vaccine requirement for restaurant patrons, will also end Feb. 28 as a result of decreased COVID-19 metrics.

These changes indicate a major step toward a more normal environment as we make plans for IMTS 2022, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17. Momentum is already building.

Last month, we hosted a successful IMTS Exhibitor Workshop at McCormick Place with nearly 500 attendees. Last week, we launched our hotel webpages for IMTS 2022 through Global Housing Solutions, powered by AMT. Plus, we’re excited to see a growing number of trade shows moving forward in the coming months, such as the Inspired Home Show at McCormick Place, March 5-7.

IMTS has continued to keep the industry informed with our award-winning online content, but we know that coming together in person is an important part of building and strengthening relationships. We are excited about seeing old friends and finding new connections at IMTS 2022. 

There’s a lot to look forward to at IMTS 2022:

  • More than 1.15 million square feet of expo space and 2,400 exhibitors unveiling state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies

  • Nine pavilions geared toward specific industries, technologies, and solutions

  • Top-rate conferences with industry-leading speakers, offering a myriad of topics ranging from deep dives on emerging technologies to guidance on building your business's competitive advantage

  • Networking opportunities to connect with industry experts and peers to partner on new initiatives

The manufacturing community has remained strong throughout the pandemic, and the future looks promising. Expect to see the best of the best in manufacturing technology at IMTS 2022. 

Stay informed by subscribing to the IMTS Insider for the most up-to-date information about IMTS 2022 and much more. Register yourself and your team for IMTS 2022 here.

Peter R. Eelman
Chief Experience Officer
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