IMTS 2018 to feature 44% more exhibition space than previous year
January 7, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 7, 2018 – Hannover Messe USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology trade shows co-located at IMTS 2018, will feature 130,000 square feet of exhibition space and special display areas.
This marks a 44-per-cent increase compared to the co-located shows’ total floor space at IMTS 2016. For the first time since the co-located shows launched at IMTS 2012, the exhibition space and three special display areas will be located on two floors of the East Building at McCormick Place from September 10-15. Hannover Messe USA is organized and managed by Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Messe.
During IMTS 2018 on level three of the East Building, organizers of Hannover Messe USA’s Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA) say the show will cover more exhibition space than ever before. Located alongside IAMD USA on level three will be the Fluid Power special display area.
On level two, the other three Hannover Messe USA co-located trade shows — ComVac USA, Industrial Supply USA and Surface Technology USA — will take place alongside the event’s Digital Factory and Industrial Energy Systems special display areas. Both levels two and three will feature educational presentations on the show floor and in the special display areas. Corresponding educational conferences will also be featured at IMTS 2018, including the Global Automation Manufacturing Summit (GAMS), co-organized by CFE Media and HFUSA, and the Integrated Industries conference, organized by HFUSA.
“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 (IIoT) solutions during IMTS 2018,” said Larry Turner, president and 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.”