The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), organizer of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012, which will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 10-15, says the show’s pre-registration has surpassed the total IMTS 2010 registration number of 82,411.
“This is another piece of evidence that manufacturing continues to lead the way during an uncertain economic recovery,” says Peter Eelman, the vice president of IMTS’ exhibitions and communications. “IMTS exhibitors are excited to show their innovative products to an expanding audience and are ready to supply manufacturing with the tools they need to fuel the growing manufacturing sector.”
IMTS will kick off on Monday, Sept. 10, with the AMT Manufacturing Stage, presented by Fanuc, with Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank making a special appearance along with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. AMT President Douglas Woods will also be at the show’s kickoff.
IMTS will also welcome Michael F. Molnar, director of the federal government’s Advanced Manufacturing National Program, and chief manufacturing officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, on the AMT Manufacturing Stage on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, which is spearheading efforts to bring back manufacturing to the U.S., will present on the AMT Manufacturing Stage on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
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The biennial IMTS is the largest and longest-running manufacturing technology trade show in the country, and it is always held at McCormick Place. Often the venue for the debut of new manufacturing technologies and equipment, IMTS attracts more than 82,000 visitors from every level of industry and over 119 countries.