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New IMTS Initiatives: The Onshoring Project and IMTS+

The Onshoring Project and IMTS+ are new programs to strengthen and promote the positive impact of the manufacturing technology industry.
Feb 06, 2022

The Onshoring Project and IMTS+ are new programs to strengthen and promote the positive impact of the manufacturing technology industry.

The Onshoring Project

For the first time at IMTS 2022, OEMs, subcontractors, and job shops will have the opportunity to convene on achieving and maintaining agile supply chains for North American companies. Meeting face to face is an energizing, rewarding, and effective way to form new relationships, solidify existing networks, and exchange ideas. On Friday, Sept. 16, during IMTS 2022 at McCormick Place, the Onshoring Project will host an event to facilitate positive change for the North American supply chain. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with suppliers, OEMs, and manufacturing technology providers.

  • Find new metrics, tools, and methods that shift the focus from an almost single reliance on piece-price in sourcing toward a holistic sourcing approach.

  • Recognize new considerations for sourcing.

  • Understand the true benefits of reshoring and its impact on profit, workforce, and community.

We could not be more enthusiastic to present this event with its focus on a comprehensive strategy to encourage win-win networks and fortify the advanced manufacturing industry. Supply chain innovators, practitioners, and experts will be on hand to dispel myths and explain how holistic sourcing of lean-performing North American suppliers is financially beneficial. We intend for visitors to walk away with connections and practical action items to apply the next day.

The Onshoring Project aims to produce greater efficiencies, higher sustainability, and expanded prosperity. In 2020 in response to the supply chain challenges of the pandemic, the Onshoring Project was founded by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, Gardner Business Media, Industry Week, the Reshoring Initiative, American Industrial Acquisition Corp. (AIAC-ASMG), and Helpful Engineering. If you are interested in joining the Onshoring Project, visit TheOnshoringProject.com.

With more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space already reserved, IMTS 2022 continues to accept booth requests and will be a hub for making new contacts and rekindling past connections for a robust, advanced manufacturing renaissance.


We’re launching IMTS+, a curated online destination to inform, inspire, and entertain while capturing the lightning-speed advances of manufacturing technology, the continuously emerging ideas from our community, and the captivating industry stories from every corner of the world. Premium content will cover a myriad of topics, from white papers and video presentations on transformative technologies, to select shows of industry icons, to original stories about people advancing the industry through innovation and grit.

IMTS+ will feature the most successful aspects of IMTS spark and IMTS Network as a permanent valuable offering on IMTS.com. You can look forward to technical, industry, and business-growth content in the form of on-demand shows, videos, podcasts, articles, graphics, and digital events.

Major shows include:

  • Manufacturing Explorers – A father-son team tour manufacturing facilities and discover exceptional technology, incredible goals, and quirky corporate cultures.

  • Road Trippin’ with Steve – An authentic techie ventures into some of the most transformative MT facilities in the country.

  • Profiles in Manufacturing – Candid and in-depth conversations highlight the many faces of the MT industry.

  • Tech Peek – Fun and whimsical short-form videos feature emerging technology that will impact our industry.

The second season of “Manufacturing Explorers” launches this spring. On page 24 of this publication, you can begin reading about our father-son duo as they journey through the United States, touring state-of-the art manufacturing projects.

IMTS+ fills a gap in today’s media channels by focusing on the heart of manufacturing technology – the people, ideas, and products that empower the world to be a better place for all of humanity. Enjoy the shows at IMTS.com!

Peter R. Eelman
Chief Experience Officer
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