IMTS Cancelled for First Time Since WWIIJune 9, 2020
Due to health and safety requirements imposed by the state of Illinois for holding conventions, AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology has cancelled IMTS 2020. In its place, IMTS will offer two comprehensive digital programs, IMTS Network and IMTS Spark, over the next several months. Anyone that has registered for IMTS 2020 either can receive a refund on registration or transfer their registration to a tax-deductible donation to Miles For Manufacturing, a program that prepares students for careers in manufacturing technology.
While acknowledging that an in-person show can never be replaced with a digital event, Peter R. Eelman, vice president & CXO at AMT, says; “In the near future, we will launch the IMTS Network and IMTS Spark to provide the IMTS exhibitors and visitors with connections, networking opportunities and technical knowledge.” The IMTS Network will live-stream a variety of features and human-interest stories from the Manufacturing Technology sector. IMTS Spark, a new program, will be a comprehensive digital platform that connects IMTS exhibitors and visitors, and provides educational and networking opportunities.
See also: Association for Manufacturing Technology