September 12, 2012 - Chicago, Ill. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology announced the extension of a strategic partnership with Deutsche Messe AG, which successfully delivered the first Industrial Automation North America event debuting at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Industrial Automation North America is Deutsche Messe’s first manufacturing event in the North American market and stems from a strategic alliance with AMT, the organizer of IMTS.
The partnership that brought Industrial Automation North America 2012, Deutsche Messe’s first industrial automation event in the North American market was announced at IMTS 2010.
“Deutsche Messe as the organizer of HANNOVER MESSE and AMT as the owner of IMTS combined have become a powerhouse in showcasing products and solutions for production automation in the manufacturing technology industry,” said IMTS Vice President – Exhibitions and Communications Peter Eelman. “The Industrial Automation North America component of IMTS has been fully embraced by the North American manufacturing community and we are pleased to move forward as partners.”
Larry Turner, Hannover Fairs USA CEO, said, “We are very pleased to continue this successful partnership with AMT and IMTS. Our inaugural event this year sold out of exhibitor space. In fact, we added 30% more exhibition area because of the strong demand in North America for a comprehensive industrial automation event.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
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
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 2012 will run September 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 more than 82,000 visitors from every level of industry and over 119 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. www.IMTS.com
Deutsche Messe is one of the world’s largest and most active trade fair companies. Based in Hannover, Germany, Deutsche Messe employs a staff of more than 930 and maintains a network of 66 sales partners, subsidiaries and branches that covers more than 100 countries. Deutsche Messe annually produces more than 100 trade fairs and conferences worldwide that host 35,000 exhibiting companies, 3.5 million visitors and 15,000 journalists from 100 countries. www.Messe.de
Industrial Automation North America
Industrial Automation North America showcases products and solutions for process, production and industrial building automation, complementing IMTS’ focus on machine tools, metalworking and precision manufacturing. Industrial Automation North America is organized by Deutsche Messe AG and its U.S. subsidiary Hannover Fairs USA. www.ia-na.com
Director – Communications, AMT