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Peter R. Eelman
Vice President & Chief Exhibitions Officer

Peter Eelman’s business career has always been centered around IMTS. Peter entered the manufacturing technology industry in 1980, working for an exhibitor. Today, 40 years later, Peter heads all things IMTS, including IMTS.com, IMTS Network, and IMTS spark. In addition to IMTS, Peter runs AMT's international trade shows, including major events in China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and throughout Europe.

Peter Eelman’s business career has always been centered around IMTS. Peter entered the manufacturing technology industry in 1980, working for an exhibitor. Today, 40 years later, Peter heads all things IMTS, including IMTS.com, IMTS Network, and IMTS spark. In addition to IMTS, Peter runs AMT's international trade shows, including major events in China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and throughout Europe.

Posts by Peter R. Eelman
Technology
By Peter R. EelmanAug 16, 2021

New Show Cycle: New Look and New Faces

IMTS 2022 will occupy all four buildings and all levels of the McCormick Place campus as well as continue co-locating with the HANNOVER MESSE USA show in the East Building.

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International
By Peter R. EelmanJun 16, 2021

Mexico and China Host First Manufacturing Technology Shows Since Pandemic

AMT international staff reported enthusiasm from attendees for all things manufacturing, from improvements in foundational manufacturing on an incremental scale to the radical innovations that enable our industry to take giant leaps.

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanApr 09, 2021

IMTS spark Springs New Opportunities

As spring approaches, I am reminded that our work in the present prepares us not just for the near future, but for new endeavors and circumstances, and for generations of manufacturers to come.

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanFeb 10, 2021

How IMTS is Staying Focused

Circumstances over the past year may have disrupted our lives, but the impact has accentuated our strengths, accelerated our strategies, and sharpened our focus to connect and grow the manufacturing technology community...

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanDec 15, 2020

Ugh, or Per Ardua Ad Astra (Through Adversity to the Stars)

“Ugh” best describes the year MMXX. It’s been physically, mentally, and emotionally tough. Tribulations test our fortitude, knowledge, and character. As we navigate through them, our actions reveal strength and insight. By purposefully dealing with...

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanAug 21, 2020

IMTS 2020 Update

A message from Peter Eelman, VP & CXO: I would like to thank you for your loyalty to IMTS, your commitment to the industry, and your patience, as we continue to work through the complexity of cancelling IMTS 2020. Our biggest goal throughout this...

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanAug 03, 2020

Initiatives to Connect You with Customers; Resources to Grow Your Business

The year 2020, to most of the world, will certainly be remembered for its challenges, changes, and seemingly impossible decisions. But in the manufacturing technology industry, it will be remembered as a time we created solutions, overcame difficulties...

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanJul 23, 2020

Fraud Alert Beware of Imposters

Be aware an unknown source is claiming to be a vendor of IMTS Spark. Earlier this week, some exhibitors received scam emails claiming to sell IMTS Spark Showrooms and access. Please note IMTS Spark and IMTS Network are IMTS, Gardner Business Media, Inc...

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Advocacy
By Peter R. EelmanMay 26, 2020

Rebuilding the Supply Chain. ReThink. ReEngage. ReEstablish.

Six months ago, the United States received the first reports of a novel coronavirus outbreak in the Wuhan province of China. There was little to differentiate this from the mile-a-minute news cycle serving as background noise and no clear sense that...

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Technology
By Peter R. EelmanMay 20, 2020

Update on IMTS: May 20, 2020

This week there are many important meetings taking place regarding the next steps on the phased reopening plan for businesses by Illinois Governor Pritzker. Out of these meetings, AMT is looking to receive some clarity and clear direction...

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