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IMTS 2024 Conference Registration and Visitor Housing Now Open

Registering in advance provides a discount and includes full access to the IMTS exhibit halls. IMTS is being held September 9-12 in Chicago.

Posted: March 25, 2024

Conferences at IMTS provide deep dives into the technology showcased on the IMTS exhibit floor, as well as the opportunity to network with other professionals focused on the topic.

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show has announced the opening of registration for more than 10 conferences at IMTS 2024, an enhanced conference format, and new IMTS Elevate programs for IMTS 2024. The conference schedule runs from Monday, Sept. 9, to Thursday, Sept. 12, and all conferences are co-located with IMTS at Chicago’s McCormick Place. IMTS also announced that visitor housing registration is now open.

“We organized the conferences to fit into focused blocks of time that give visitor and exhibitor personnel more schedule flexibility,” says Bonnie Gurney, vice president – strategic content and partnerships for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS. “Topics in The IMTS 2024 Conference, produced by AMT and GIE Media, cover the technologies exhibited on the floor, while the IMTS Elevate programs bring to the forefront issues important to the manufacturing community.”

Gurney notes that all conferences require registration. Registering in advance provides a discount and includes full access to the IMTS exhibit halls.

New events in 2024 include IMTS Elevate LATAM, a half-day conference presented in Spanish for the Spanish-speaking manufacturing technology community. The conference focuses on transformative technologies, sustainable manufacturing, and regional trends in the high-growth markets of Mexico, Latin America, and Spain.

Returning for a second show are the IMTS Elevate: Women Make Manufacturing Move (WMMM) events, which drew in more than 900 registrants at IMTS 2022. The conference celebrates women’s impact in manufacturing. IMTS Elevate WMMM and IMTS Elevate LATAM include breakfast and evening events for schedule flexibility.

Recognizing the critical role of job shops in the manufacturing industry, IMTS 2024 will feature three IMTS Elevate Job Shops workshops powered by AMT, Modern Machine Shop, and Additive Manufacturing Media. Workshop topics include “Make Your Shop a Top Shop,” “The Shop of Our Future,” and “3D Printing for Job Shops.” Registration for any of these events also includes access to the IMTS Elevate Job Shops reception on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The Automated Shop Conference, brought to IMTS by Gardner Business Media, focuses on introducing small and medium-sized machining operations to new product technologies, process innovations, and business strategies. Shops receive insight on how to implement lights-out machining and automated production with confidence. Gardner Business Media will also be launching the “Succeeding with Powder Bed Fusion Workshop,” which will cover materials, safety, part design, production workflow, and differences between laser and electron beam metal powder bed fusion systems.

The IMTS Supply Chain Forum, co-presented by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, will deliver direct strategies and proven techniques for leaner, more agile, more profitable supply chains.

The IMTS Investor Forum connects investment professionals with advanced manufacturing experts so they can learn firsthand about the industry from startup companies and industry veterans.

The IMTS 2024 Conference provides attendees with tangible insights and solutions to take back to company operations for immediate implementation: improving productivity and quality, Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, overall equipment effectiveness, and developing a workforce. Other popular and long-standing conferences at IMTS include the Parts Cleaning Conference, presented by GBM, and the Industrial Laser Conference, presented by the Laser Institute of America.

“The power of participating in IMTS 2024 includes attending to gather more information, grow professionally, and make connections critical for moving your business forward,” says Gurney. “At IMTS, any business problem or manufacturing challenge you need to solve is only one or two connections away.

By participating in conferences and events with like-minded people, you are placing yourself in a position for success.”

Housing Now Open

Visitor housing registration for IMTS 2024 is now open. Housing is managed by Global Housing Solutions (GHS), powered by AMT.

“Working with Global Housing Solutions makes securing a hotel room simple, and it’s free,” says Marc Bronitt, director of GHS. “We provide visitors with a single source for booking their stay, avoiding the delays and miscommunication that can occur when booking through the hotel or using third parties.”

GHS contracts with more than 90 Chicago-area hotels to offer benefits for visitor housing that include guaranteed rooms, more accurate booking, and a free shuttle between these hotels and McCormick Place.

“Given the demand on hotels created by the size of IMTS, booking housing early is essential for ensuring your preferred hotels or location within Chicago,” says Bronitt.

Learn more about housing registration, book your rooms, view a map of all IMTS 2024 hotels, and view a list of hotels and rates.

About IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show is where the creators, builders, sellers, and drivers of manufacturing technology come to connect and be inspired. Attendees discover advanced manufacturing solutions that include innovations in CNC machining, automation, robotics, additive, software, inspection, and transformative digital technologies that drive our future forward. Powered by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, IMTS is the largest manufacturing technology show and marketplace in the Western Hemisphere. With more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space, the show attracts visitors from more than 110 countries. IMTS 2022 had 86,307 registrants, featured 1,816 exhibiting companies, saw over 7,600 people attend educational events, and included a Student Summit that introduced the next generation to manufacturing. Be the change at IMTS 2024, Sept. 9-14, 2024. Inspiring the Extraordinary. About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents U.S.-based providers of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, Virginia, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness, and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America

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