Hannover Messe USA expands space at IMTS

Increased presence at North American trade event will include larger 2018 GAMS conference.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media January 8, 2018

Hannover Messe USA, the rebranded North American industrial technology trade show co-located with IMTS 2018 in September at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will expand by more than 44% for the 2018 event to more than 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.

IMTS 2018, schedule for Sept. 10-15, 2018, will include more than 1.5 million sq. ft. of trade event, making it the largest North American industrial trade show.

As part of Hannover Messe USA, CFE Media will again present its 2018 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) on Wednesday, Sept. 12 starting at 11:30 a.m. The conference will include discussions of robotics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications in manufacturing plants.

The Hannover Messe USA pavilion has expanded to be staged at both levels of McCormick Place’s East Building. On the upper level, the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA), North America’s leading trade show for integrated automation, industrial IT, power transmission and control, will have its largest exhibit space, and will be located  with the special Fluid Power display area. 

ComVac USA, Industrial Supply USA and Surface Technology USA will be located on the lower level of the East Building  along with special displays for Digital Factory and Industrial Energy Systems . Both levels two and three will feature educational presentations on the show floor and in the special display areas. The Integrated Industries conference, organized by HFUSA, also will be presented during the week.  

“As we have done since launching the industrial technology shows at IMTS 2012, 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 solutions during IMTS 2018,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of HFUSA. “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.”

“I am very excited to be a part of the launch of the world-renowned Hannover Messe brand to the North American advanced manufacturing space at IMTS 2018,” said Adrienne Zepeda, Show Manager of North American Industrial Technology Events at HFUSA.  “We are adding a number of very unique educational topics and displays on the floor this year, which certainly will enhance visitors overall experience.”

Bob Vavra is content manager for Plant Engineering at CFE Media.