IMTS 2024

Chicago, IL US

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Mon, 09 Sep 2024 - Sat, 14 Sep 2024

Event Information

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2024 - Sat, 14 Sep 2024

Venue: McCormick Place

Address: 2301 S King Dr Chicago, IL 60616 US

About this Event

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is one of the largest and most influential trade shows in the world for the manufacturing technology industry. Held biennially in Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place, IMTS attracts a global audience of industry professionals, engineers, executives, and suppliers.

Exhibition Categories

  • Metal Cutting: Showcasing the latest in milling, turning, and grinding technologies.
  • Tooling & Workholding Systems: Presenting advanced tools and systems for efficient manufacturing.
  • Fabricating & Lasers: Featuring technologies in welding, forming, and laser cutting.
  • Additive Manufacturing: Highlighting innovations in 3D printing and related processes.
  • Automation: Including robotics, controls, and other automation solutions.
  • Quality Assurance: Showcasing measurement and inspection equipment.
  • Controls & CAD-CAM: Featuring the latest software and control systems for manufacturing.


IMTS attracts over 120,000 attendees from around the globe, including decision-makers, engineers, and industry leaders. The diverse attendee base includes representatives from various sectors such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy.

Conferences and Seminars:

IMTS hosts a variety of conferences, workshops, and technical sessions alongside the exhibition. These events cover current trends, new technologies, and best practices in manufacturing, providing valuable insights from experts and thought leaders.
Innovations and Technology:

The show is known for unveiling cutting-edge technologies and innovations. It serves as a platform for companies to launch new products and demonstrate advancements in manufacturing technology.

Networking Opportunities:

The event provides ample opportunities for networking, business development, and collaboration through various receptions, meetups, and networking lounges.


IMTS plays a critical role in advancing the manufacturing technology industry by providing a comprehensive platform for showcasing innovations, fostering business relationships, and promoting knowledge exchange. It helps companies stay competitive by offering insights into the latest trends and technologies.

Recent Trends:

  • Increased focus on digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
  • Advancements in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
  • Emphasis on automation and robotics to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning in manufacturing processes.
  • Sustainable manufacturing practices and green technologies.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is a pivotal event for the manufacturing industry, driving innovation and growth. It offers a unique opportunity for industry professionals to discover new technologies, gain insights from experts, and build valuable business connections. IMTS continues to shape the future of manufacturing by highlighting the latest advancements and facilitating global collaboration.

About the Venue

McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. It consists of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 2 mi south of downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. McCormick Place hosts numerous trade shows and meetings. 

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