International Manufacturing Technology Show | IMTS 2020

Update from AMT & IMTS

To Our Manufacturing Colleagues, Partners and Friends:

Like you, we are concerned about the health crisis that we are all living through. We sincerely hope that your family, employees, and companies remain safe and healthy through this time.

We at AMT realize this is affecting everyone’s life and business. As we move forward, we believe that manufacturing will bounce back stronger and more engaged than we have seen in many years. In addition, we believe that manufacturers will be laser focused on shortening the supply chain and redeveloping their supply base within the United States.

To this end, IMTS 2020 is poised to play a critical role in the revitalization of manufacturing in the United States. With IMTS almost six months away, we are continuing to bring new and exciting features to the show and are fully committed to opening as scheduled on September 14, 2020.

You may have heard that our partner McCormick Place is assisting in this crisis by converting several exhibit halls into a temporary hospital for patients with non-threatening conditions. We have offered our services to support them in this effort and will communicate more details on this as we learn more.

In discussions with our trade show partners, they have informed us that several trade shows will take place ahead of our scheduled opening in September.

AMT is committed to serving our manufacturing community in the most effective way possible. We believe a robust IMTS is the best way to contribute to our industry and help grow a strong economy.

We look forward to working together for manufacturing’s future.


Douglas Woods
AMT President

Peter Eelman
AMT Vice President & CXO

Update on McCormick Place

As you may have heard, our partner, McCormick Place, is assisting in this crisis by converting several exhibit halls into an alternate care facility for patients with non-threatening conditions. We are very pleased to see that one of our partners is doing their part in helping get this virus under control in Chicago.

McCormick Place, under the direction of FEMA & The Army Corps of Engineers, are working diligently to get ready to take patients starting April 20. We are getting regular updates from McCormick Place to understand what methods are being used to get ready for patients and what the sanitation / cleansing process looks like when this is over, so we can be assured McCormick will be safe for trade shows to resume in June and for our arrival in September.

To read more about McCormick Place being used as an alternate care facility – you can read this article from the Chicago Tribune.

If you are having trouble with the link – you can review the article here.

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