IMTS 2018 INCREASES SPACE FOR HANNOVER MESSE USA CO-LOCATED SHOW FEATURES NEW LAYOUT AND DISPLAY AREAS

The International Manufacturing Technology Show continues to increase its appeal to international and domestic visitors by dedicating 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and display to HANNOVER MESSE USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology co-located trade show.

McLean, Va., (March 21, 2018) - IMTS 2018 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show continues to increase its appeal to international and domestic visitors by dedicating 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and display to HANNOVER MESSE USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology co-located trade show. HANNOVER MESSE USA is organized and managed by Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organizer of HANNOVER MESSE. IMTS 2018, the premier and longest running manufacturing technology show in the Americas, will be held September 10 - 15, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


"Co-locating HANNOVER MESSE USA further diversifies the technologies that visitors can experience at IMTS 2018," says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President - Exhibitions & Business Development at AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS. "HANNOVER MESSE USA has increased its footprint by 44 percent and will feature approximately 500 exhibitors in the East Building. IMTS already attracts visitors from more than 110 countries, and co-locating HANNOVER MESSE USA further strengthens our international appeal."

"HANNOVER MESSE USA's trade shows will leverage the power of the HANNOVER MESSE brand by demonstrating the full range of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions during IMTS 2018," said Larry Turner, President & CEO of HFUSA. In addition, the show emphasizes technologies associated with predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market and other trends in industrial manufacturing.

"We also expect to extend the overall scope and global nature of the co-located shows this year by highlighting more exhibitors from around the world in our international pavilions, including China, Germany, Italy, Korea and Taiwan," adds Turner.

HANNOVER MESSE USA has had a presence in the U.S. market since launching the industrial technology shows at IMTS 2012.

East Building Exhibits Growing

For IMTS 2018, the HANNOVER MESSE USA exhibition space and three special display areas will be located on two floors of the East Building. Level 3 will feature its Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA), North America's leading trade show for Integrated Automation, Industrial IT, Power Transmission and Control. Located alongside IAMD USA will be the Fluid Power special display area.

Level 2 of the East Building will house three other HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located trade shows: ComVac USA, Industrial Supply USA and Surface Technology USA. These shows will take place alongside the event's Digital Factory and Industrial Energy Systems special display areas. Educational presentations will be throughout the show floor. Corresponding educational conferences will again be featured at IMTS 2018, including the Global Automation Manufacturing Summit (GAMS), co-organized by CFE Media and HFUSA, and the Integrated Industries conference, organized by HFUSA.

For IMTS 2018, the East Building will host technology from five pavilions. It will be a new home for the Tooling & Workholding Annex and the Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental Pavilion. And remain home to the Quality Assurance, EDM and Controls & CAD-CAM Pavilions.

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 2018 will run Sept. 10-15. 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 visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2016 was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. www.IMTS.com.

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. www.AMTonline.org.

About HANNOVER MESSE USA

HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing. https://hannovermesseusa.com.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany's Deutsche Messe - one of the world's largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe's worldwide portfolio of events. Participation in these events offers U.S. companies an unparalleled opportunity for business development through trade shows and conferences held in Hannover, Germany and North America, as well as in key markets such as China, India, Mexico and Turkey. HFUSA creates qualified new business leads, helps U.S. companies enter new markets and aids them in forming lasting partnerships. http://hfusa.com.

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