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Christopher Downs
Director, Audience Development

Christopher Downs is the Director of Strategic Analytics at AMT. With a background in qualitative research and surveying, he manages the association’s market research offerings, including benchmarking surveys like USMTO. Chris started as an analyst at AMT in 2015 and leads a smart, hardworking team dedicated to providing the manufacturing technology industry with accurate market data.

Christopher Downs is the Director of Strategic Analytics at AMT. With a background in qualitative research and surveying, he manages the association’s market research offerings, including benchmarking surveys like USMTO. Chris started as an analyst at AMT in 2015 and leads a smart, hardworking team dedicated to providing the manufacturing technology industry with accurate market data.

Posts by Christopher Downs
Intelligence
By Christopher DownsAug 24, 2022

How To Communicate With Attendees That Register On-Site

Ready for the thousands of visitors you'll meet at IMTS 2022? In today’s events environment, on-site registrants are becoming the norm, and they won't have the benefit of your pre-show marketing campaign. So, how do you reach them? We've got you covered.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsJul 05, 2022

Why IMTS Exhibitors Should Start Talking to Visitors Now

Find out why generating enthusiasm for your booth months before exhibiting at IMTS 2022 pays big dividends. Read on for helpful tips on building buzz around your brand and prioritizing the right audience as the countdown to the show continues.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsMay 27, 2022

Snail Mail Isn’t Dead: The Perks of Direct Mail Marketing Campaigns

Direct mail is finding its way back into the spectrum and companies are starting to realize just how much it can complement their digital efforts. Direct mail adds an additional layer of substance to your overall message.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsJan 03, 2022

Make It a Happy – and Successful – New Year With AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has one focus: supporting manufacturers. Get the support you need to make 2022 a happy – and successful – year.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsDec 14, 2021

Power Up With AMT

Discover the power of AMT. As the premier trade association representing the U.S. manufacturing technology industry, AMT delivers innovation, impact, and vision for its 600 members and the broader industry. Power up with AMT!

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsDec 01, 2021

Top 15 Takeaways From AMT’s MFG Meeting + The MTForecast Conference

Attendees are still buzzing about AMT’s MFG Meeting + The MTForecast conference, which was held Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Denver, Colorado. Find out what they had to say and get the Top 15 Takeaways from the conference.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsOct 05, 2021

Why Are AMT Members Going to AMT’s MFG Meeting + The MTForecast Conference?

At AMT’s MFG Meeting + The MTForecast conference, Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Denver, Colorado, you’ll hear from some very intelligent and passionate speakers about economic, marketing, and technology trends tailored for the advanced manufacturing industry.

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsNov 09, 2020

Recap: Gloomy Forecasts With Pockets of Opportunity at MTForecast 2020

Last month, manufacturing executives from around the country attended the virtual MTForecast conference which brought together nationally recognized economists and industry analysts – as well as machine tool forecasts and industry outlooks for...

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsMay 21, 2020

In the Face of Dwindling Sales, the Movement for Reshoring Gains Momentum

In April, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, industrial sourcing and marketing platform ThomasNet sought to reveal how badly and how quickly the virus had affected the manufacturing industry. ThomasNet conducted a survey and published its...

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Intelligence
By Christopher DownsMay 01, 2020

FDI Markets Data Shows Fewer Manufacturing Projects Since February

Data from FDI Markets on the industrial market breaks down various initiatives planned throughout the industry in February, March, and April 2020. The statistics cover projects in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, electrical components...

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