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IMTS Announces Keynote Speakers for Industry Inspiration Day

May 13, 2010
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MCLEAN, VA - Renowned experts from the aerospace, medical, automotive and energy industries will present the keynote program on manufacturing innovation for the first-ever Industry Inspiration Day at The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 13, 2010. A round-table panel discussion will conclude the luncheon keynote program which will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Industry & Technology Conference area of the West building of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Inspiration Day kicks-off the all-new IMTS Industry & Technology Conference which will take place during IMTS.

Representing the aerospace industry will be Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus Americas who oversees the activities and strategy for Airbus in the United States, Canada and Latin America in key areas including governmental affairs and Airbus industrial strategy in the United States Rene van de Zande, president and chief executive officer of the Emergo Group, a consulting leader in international medical device registrations, quality system compliance and medical distribution management, will cover the medical device and in vitro medical device industries. Leading the discussion for the automotive sector will be Jim Tetreault, vice president of North American manufacturing for Ford Motor Co. Nationally recognized energy policy expert and Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy Association Denise Bode will complete the panel.

IMTS attendees registered for a conference session will be admitted to the luncheon program. Exhibiting company representatives will also be eligible to attend on an RSVP basis. The conference program, September 14 to 17, will focus on five topic tracks featuring a wide range of industry specific sessions. A Day Pass ($295) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show, one day of the attendees choice at the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference, and breakfast and lunch for the one day of conference sessions selected, and attendance at the Industry Inspiration Day and Keynote Luncheon on Monday, September 13, 2010.

A Full Pass ($495) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show, all four days of the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference, breakfast and lunch all four days, and attendance at the Industry Inspiration Day and Keynote Luncheon on Monday, September 13, 2010. A $100 discount on either pass applies to students and exhibitors. To register for the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference visit

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