The AMT Manufacturing Stage Set to Debut at IMTS 2012

September 5, 2012 - McLean, Va. . . . The AMT Manufacturing Stage will debut at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012. Presented by FANUC, the AMT Manufacturing Stage can be found on McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. The program will be held from 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Sept. 10-14. It will be the place where manufacturing VIPs spend a few minutes with visitors talking about hot topics in the industry.

Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank will make a special appearance along with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, AMT President Douglas Woods and Local Motors President Jay Rogers to kick off North America’s pre-eminent manufacturing event.

IMTS will also welcome Michael F. Molnar, Director-Advanced Manufacturing National Program, and Chief Manufacturing Officer-National Institute of Standards and Technology who will present on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will feature Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, who will discuss his latest efforts in bringing back manufacturing to the U.S.

“For many years IMTS has been the center of information exchange in the manufacturing industry,” says Peter Eelman, IMTS Vice President – Exhibitions and Communications. “We feel it’s time to provide IMTS attendees with a central stage where they can hear our esteemed manufacturing leaders share with them the big picture issues that face manufacturers today.”

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IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2012 will run September 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 82,000 visitors from every level of industry and over 119 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.



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