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2016 E XECUTIVE SUMMARY PROGR AM SPONSORSHIPS IMTS 2016 is the 31st edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 2,000 exhibit- ing companies will occupy 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS takes place during even-numbered years and attracts more than 114,000 buyers and sellers from more than 112 countries. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in ten product pavilions including: • Abrasive Machining, Sawing, Finishing • Additive Manufacturing • Controls & CAD/CAM • EDM • Gear Generation • Machine Components, Cleaning, Environmental • Metal Cutting • Fabricating & Lasers • Quality Assurance • Tooling & Workholding Systems. Complementing the technology in the ten pavilions that you'll see at IMTS 2016 are five co-located shows brought to IMTS by show organizer Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. The two shows that were part of IMTS 2014 and are returning are Industrial Auto- mation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America. The three new shows include Surface Technology North America, ComVac North America and Industrial Supply North America. Information about these five co-located shows is avail- able at Manufacturing industry professionals attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their ef- ficiency. They come to look and they come to buy. IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show September 12-17, 2016 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology provides programs and services that help U.S. manufacturing technol- ogy providers grow, plan for the future and improve their overall position in the global market. Founded in 1902 and based out of McLean, Virginia, the association works to strengthen the indus- try by providing business intelligence, improving market access and taking a leadership role in driving technological research and innovation. AMT owns and manages IMTS − The International Manufactur- ing Technology Show, which draws over 100,000 attendees and is North America's largest showcase for manufacturing technology. For more information on AMT or how to become a member, visit or connect via Twitter (@amtonline) or Facebook ( Learn more about member benefits and how to join AMT by visiting IMTS 2016 – THE INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW PROGRAM SPONSORS Produced by Modern Machine Shop magazine. August 2016 © Modern Machine Shop. All rights reserved. Cincinnati, OH 45244 USA No portion of this report may be reproduced in any form, by any means, without prior permission from Modern Machine Shop. AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology 7901 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 900 McLean, Virginia 22102-3316 Phone: 703-893-2900 Email: Melissa Williamson, Membership Administrator,

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