During a press conference at Hannover Messe 2018, (pictured left to right) Peter Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology; Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA (organizer of HANNOVER MESSE USA); The Honorable Bruce Vincent Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois; and Marc Siemering, Senior Vice President of Industry, Energy, Logistics at Deutsche Messe AG (organizer of HANNOVER MESSE) discussed the outlook for manufacturing in the U.S. and the Hannover Messe trade show being staged at IMTS 2018.
IMTS 2018 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place September 10-15, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, and continues to expand in its scope and size.
Hannover Messe USA has been represented in the U.S. since IMTS 2012 and this years, it became part of IAMD USA, Integrated Automation, Motion, & Drives USA, the leading North American trade fair for integrated automation, industrial IT, drive and control technology, and the ComVac USA, Industrial Supply USA, and Surface Technology USA fairs.
“Thanks to the combined with Hannover Messe USA, IMTS 2018 can offer visitors an even greater variety of technologies,” says Peter R. Eelman, vice president of exhibitions and business development at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and organizer of IMTS. “Hannover Messe USA has increased its exhibition space by 44% and will present about 500 exhibitors in the East Building. Currently, IMTS attracts visitors from more than 110 countries and Hannover Messe USA is further strengthening its international appeal.”
“Hannover Messe USA will use the charm of the Hannover Messe brand to show IMTS 2018 the full range of solutions for Industry 4.0 and IIoT, the Industrial Internet of Things,” states Larry Turner, president and CEO of HFUSA.
Other key areas include predictive maintenance technologies, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time-to-market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing and production.