IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
The two leading trade fairs Industrial Automation and MDA will be combined in order to create a new annual event: Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA. IAMD USA will present the complete spectrum of industrial automation, IT, power transmission and fluid power technology.