IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show is the second largest trade show in the United States in terms of net square footage, according to a recent list of rankings from Tarsus Advon, a division of the U.K.-based Tarsus group. Sponsored by AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology, The six-day event spanned 1,137,375 net square feet at Chicago’s McCormick place in September 2010. A total of 82,411 visitors were on hand to view offerings from 1,728 companies exhibiting in 1,180 booths.
Culled from show management and data supplied to the Trade Show News Network, the 2010 TSNN 250 U.S. Trade Shows list of rankings ranks the top 250 trade shows hosted in the U.S. last year by net square footage. The full list is available at TSNN.com/datasite.
The rankings show that IMTS was second only to the Consumer Electronics Association’s International CES, which occupied 1,442,000 net square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s biennial Pack Expo International/Process Expo/CPP Expo, also hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was ranked third at 1,054,505 net square feet.