IMTS to attract 100,000 manufacturing professionals
IMTS 2014 at Chicago's McCormick Place will host more than 100,000 industrial decision makers from more than 110 countries.
The 30th edition of IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 is on track to rank among the four largest IMTS events covering more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space and hosting more than 1,900 exhibiting companies. The show will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place Sept. 8-13.
IMTS show hours vary from building to building. The East (Lakeside Center) and West building hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; the North and South building hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The show theme for 2014 is "Come Together" and is a call to action for the entire IMTS community. IMTS will host more than 100,000 industrial decision makers from more than 110 countries. They attend to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They also gain valuable ideas and insights from the world's leading equipment producers. They come to learn, to look, to buy and to network.
CFE Media will sponsor the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 starting at 8:15 a.m. in Room W190 in the West Wing of McCormick Place.
To learn more about IMTS, the IMTS 2014 Conference, and to register, visit IMTS.com. Conversations within the IMTS community are going on at:
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