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Event date:
14 September 2020 - 21 March 2021
Trade show:
IMTS Spark - International Manufacturing & Technology Show 2020
Virtual Event
Local government:
Italian Trade Agency Chicago USA Office
Organizer Address:
7901 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 900
McLean VA 22102-3316 United States

IMTS SPARK - International Manufacturing & Technology Show 2020

IMTS SPARK replaces the in-person event IMTS 2020 the 33rd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Over 2,000 exhibiting companies were expected to occupy 1,3 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and traditionally attracts more than 114,000 buyers and sellers from over 112 countries.

Being one of the world's leading shows for capital good technologies and machinery, this year Machines Italia a project of the Italian Trade Agency will have representatives working to explore the show's new virtual platform in collaboration with Italy's UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE once launched.

Traditionally Italy has an additional 90+ companies exhibiting either directly or indirectly at the show. Via IMTS SPARK platform, manufacturers will display their equipment in virtual product category pavilions: Metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes. Tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types, and related accessories. Metal Forming & Fabricating/Laser Processes: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment, heat treating, and more. Other virtual pavilions at IMTS will include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD-CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Motion Drive and Automation North America; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental and Quality Assurance.

For the 2018 IMTS post-show report, click here and for the real-time list of Italian exhibitors who are virtually exhibiting at this year's IMTS SPARK event, coming directly from Italy, click here



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