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The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

IMTS 2014 is the 30th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,900 exhibiting companies will occupy 1,240,863 net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 100,000 buyers and sellers from over 119 countries.

IMTS Conference:

The IMTS Conference brings the industry together, under one roof and at one time, to discuss new opportunities. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. Leave with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges.


Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from over 1,100 of the world’s leading equipment producers. They come to look and they come to buy.

Why Attend IMTS?


IMTS Will Provide You With New Manufacturing Technologies & Ideas!

More than 100,000 industrial decision-makers, including many of your competitors, attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems. They will see new technology demonstrated ... and choose the best for their needs.

At IMTS they find ways to cut costs and get more work. They know that to survive and succeed, they must keep up with technology ... and stay ahead of their competitors!


Over 1,900 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.2 million net square feet of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions:

  • Metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes.
  • Tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories.
  • Metal Forming & Fabricating/Laser Processes: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment, heat treating and more.
  • Other pavilions at IMTS include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD –CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Industrial Automation North America; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental and Quality Assurance.

Why Exhibit at IMTS?


The International Manufacturing Technology Show provides your company with an unparalleled marketing opportunity to get before industry decision-makers.

More than 100,000 attendees from all facets of manufacturing come to IMTS to learn about the newest technologies and network with their peers. It's everyone from engineers to C-level executives to floor managers to machine operators. It's where they come to make decisions about where they want to take their business in the years to come — and what they'll buy to make those plans happen.

About AMT:

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.

Co-Located Shows


Registration is now open for Industrial Automation North America as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America at IMTS. 
Register today!

IMTS teamed up with Deutsche Messe AG to co-locate the first-ever Industrial Automation North America with IMTS in 2012. Industrial Automation North America showcased products and solutions for production automation, complementing the focus of the show on manufacturing technology, metalworking and precision manufacturing. Exhibit space sales exceeded expectations and as part of the agreement to extend the partnership to IMTS 2014, Industrial Automation North America will occupy additional space. The 2014 introduction of Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) will further expand the range of technologies and solutions presented at IMTS by bringing together the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors.

You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the metalworking solutions that you’ll see at IMTS are two additional co-located shows: Industrial Automation North America, and Motion, Drive & Automation North America.

Industrial Automation North America at IMTS

The best in industrial automation solutions will be featured at Industrial Automation North America, a show that made its North American debut in 2012 co-located with IMTS. Featuring factory, process, and building automation, this event is distinguishing itself as the place to see the automation industry’s most innovative solutions and technologies.

Motion, Drive & Automation North America at IMTS

In 2014, Motion Drive, & Automation North America (MDA NA) will be launched at IMTS. This event will feature technologies and solutions for the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors together. Meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world and see first-hand the best new technology available.

This is a biennial event.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the IMTS 2014 - International Manufacturing Technology Show? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/08/2014 - 09/13/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/08/2014 - 09/13/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Attendee Hrs: East & West Buildings 9am-5pm; North & South Buildings 10am-6pm; Exhibitor Hrs: East & West 7am-5:30pm; North & South 8am-6:30pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Technology
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Engineering, Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Management, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 100,000
Audience: Manufacturing Professionals including: Engineers, C-level Executives, Floor Managers, Machine Operators
Notes: Visitors from 116 countries

Who Should Attend IMTS?
Everyone involved in manufacturing will benefit from experiencing the vast array of technologies available at IMTS.

Executives building a business
Decision makers involved in manufacturing equipment purchases
Engineers who identify equipment needs
Plant superintendent who will set it up
Operators who use the equipment and know it better than anyone else
All staff members and suppliers you count on for new ideas
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:1,900+ (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:1,240,863 net square feet
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Association For Manufacturing Technology
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Raw Floor Space $30 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes Included in Booth Packages A & B
10' x 10' Booth Package A $4,500   Water: n/a
10' x 20' Booth Package B $8,500   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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