Quality Magazine

IMTS Named No. 2 Trade Show in US

April 6, 2011

MCLEAN, VA-The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), which spanned 1,137,375 net square feet at Chicago’s McCormick Place in September 2010, has been named the No. 2 trade show in the United States. Total registration for the six-day event was 82,411 with 1,728 companies exhibiting in 1,180 booths.

Tarsus Advon, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, released the 2010 TSNN 250 U.S. Trade Shows list of rankings. Culled from show management and data supplied to the Trade Show News Network, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year ranked by net square footage in the United States. The full list can be found at www.TSNN.com/datasite.  

The Consumer Electronics Association’s International (CES), took the No. 1 position on the TSNN list with a 1,442,000 net square foot show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. No. 3, also held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s biennial Pack Expo International/Process Expo/CPP Expo, with 1,054,505 net square feet.

“We were ecstatic that IMTS 2010 met and, in many cases, exceeded our exhibitors’ and visitors’ expectations,” stated IMTS Vice President-Exhibitions and Communications Peter Eelman. “Our ranking among the elite trade shows in our country further validates the impact and importance of IMTS and manufacturing technology in the broader picture. This show had a remarkable display of new and emerging technologies that are serving as the catalyst for the revitalization of manufacturing.”

The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) sponsors the biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show.

IMTS 2012 will run Sept. 10-15. “We are putting an enormous amount of strategic thinking, talent and energy into making IMTS 2012 a major success,” said Eelman. “As we look forward, we will move ahead with innovation and technology advances that will keep manufacturing technology growing and vibrant for generations to come.”

More details, photos and videos are available at www.IMTS.com.