IMTS 2018 Expands to the East

Maximize your visit to IMTS 2018 by starting in the new exhibit expansion in the East Building.


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With more than 1.3 million sq. ft. of exhibit space to explore at IMTS 2018, savvy visitors orient themselves within McCormick Place using the MyShow Planner and then check show hours. With the East Building, Level 2 opening at 8:30 a.m.—the smart way to maximize your visit begins by looking east.

As a result of the strong manufacturing economy, IMTS worked with McCormick Place to expand exhibit space onto Level 2 of the East Building where you’ll find:


The Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental Pavilion features more than 300 exhibitors that provide components essential for safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation, service and monitoring of machines and facilities. Exhibitors showcase reclaim, reuse and recycle technologies, products for washing, purification, filtration and separation, material handling systems and motion control components, as well as environmental management software.


The Controls & CAD-CAM Pavilion Annex, located on Level 2, features 40 exhibitors displaying and demonstrating digitally enabled tools that will help define Smart Manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and other advancements in the digital enterprise. Visitors will learn how to be part of the trend to further connect islands of digital data into a fully integrated solution. Offerings include CIM/CAD/CAM systems, CNC controls, automation management systems, communications systems and LAN, software development systems services, computers and software, instruments-controls and systems integrations services.

After visiting Level 2, head up to Level 3 to see another approximately 65 exhibitors, featuring controls and CAD-CAM products, in the Controls & CAD-CAM Pavilion as well as the Quality Assurance Pavilion, the EDM Pavilion, and Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA by HANNOVOR MESSE.


The exhibits and events associated with the co-located show HANNOVER MESSE USA increases the attraction of the East Building. With approximately 550 additional exhibitors occupying 130,000 sq. ft. of floor space, HANNOVER MESSE USA features on Level 2 include an IAMD Digital Factory Display and exhibitors that focus on industrial surface treatment and finishing (Surface Technology USA), compressed air and vacuum systems (ComVac USA) and industrial subcontracting and lightweight construction (Industrial Supply USA).


Visitors in the Grand Concourse can take the sky bridge leading east toward Lake Michigan. Visitors who arrive by hotel shuttle bus are dropped off on Level 2 of the East Building, which is also an option for those arriving by taxi or hired car. For those driving personal vehicles, Parking Lot C lies directly to the south of the East Building and is accessed from Lake Shore Drive (see parking directions). To guarantee a parking spot, purchase and reserve your parking space in advance through IMTS registration. With a registration desk located on Level 2 and the East Building opening at 8:30, looking east is indeed a smart way to kickoff IMTS 2018.

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