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IMTS 2024 is the 35th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Over 2,000 exhibiting companies are 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 opportunities in collaboration with Italy's UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, within a co-shared booth for the ITA and UCIMU.

As in previous editions, the Italian Trade Agency and UCIMU will be hosting their famous "Italian Night @ IMTS 2024" on September 11, 2024, in downtown Chicago, featuring live music, food, and good company during a three-hour boat tour on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. North American manufacturers interested in buying Italian machinery can pre-register for the event HERE. Only one individual can register per company and MUST be interested in buying Italian machinery. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 31, 2024!

Registration is not a guarantee of attendance as all potential guests will be vetted and then informed if they have been approved in early September 2024.

Traditionally Italy has over 90+ companies exhibiting either directly or indirectly at the show. At IMTS, 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 pavilions at IMTS will include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD-CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Motion Drive and Automation in North America; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental and Quality Assurance.

For the 2022 IMTS post-show report, click here and for the real-time list of Italian exhibitors who are exhibiting at this year's IMTS, coming directly from Italy, click here