More than 30 speakers presented on 60 topics to give exhibitor operations, marketing and sales staff the information they need to prepare and launch a successful IMTS 2018 show experience. If you’re interested in refreshing your memory or want to catch one you missed, the entire collection of topics is below.

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Image: Peter Eelman

Opening Remarks: State of IMTS

Peter Eelman
Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT

OPENING REMARKS: STATE OF IMTS

With a new Pavilion dedicated to Additive Manufacturing, two emerging technology centers, and more co-located shows, IMTS 2018 is on track to be the largest IMTS ever.

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Image: Peter Eelman

McCormick Square: A New Neighborhood

Peter Eelman
Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT

McCORMICK SQUARE: A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD (FACILITIES, HOTELS, PARKING, AMENITIES & SECURITY)

Peter gives a little history and shows the newly constructed hotel, attraction, restaurant and transportation options now at McCormick Place.

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Image: Julie Baker

Learn the Ins & Outs of the IMTS e-Kit

Julie Baker
VP of Technology & Customer Relations, Map Your Show

LEARN THE INS & OUTS OF THE IMTS E-KIT

Follow Julie’s steps to make the e-Kit work for you to improve your IMTS success.

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Image: Michelle Edmonson

Prepare for IMTS: Operations 101

Michelle Edmonson
Senior Director – Exhibitions Operations & Marketing, AMT

PREPARE FOR IMTS: OPERATIONS 101

Michelle identifies 6 phases to plan for a successful IMTS 2018 outcome. Each phase gives a clear idea of what you should be doing and when.

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Image: Steve Miller

Prepare Your Booth Staff

Steve Miller
President, The Adventure

PREPARE YOUR BOOTH STAFF

Find out how your staff can quickly distinguish between prospective buyers and nonbuyers.

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Image: Derrick Munro

Connections Are Crucial: IMTS Electrical Tips

Derrick Munro
Client Solutions Manager, Freeman Electrical

CONNECTIONS ARE CRUCIAL: IMTS ELECTRICAL TIPS

Learn where each booth’s electrical power source is located, ensure your electrical requirements are met, and who to contact when the electricity isn’t flowing.

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Image: Dana Super

Prepare Your IMTS Budget

Dana Super
Consultant & Marketing Manager, GROB Systems Inc.

PREPARE YOUR IMTS BUDGET

Get the tips to control costs, risks to avoid, and the importance of sharing the budget.

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Image: Bob Ryley/Tom Gilmore

Custom Block: Learn How it Saves Time, Money & Headaches

Bob Ryley
Senior VP Exhibition Sales, GES
Tom Gilmore
IMTS National Freight Manager, GES

CUSTOM BLOCK: LEARN HOW IT SAVES TIME, MONEY & HEADACHES

Experienced exhibition veterans explain what’s in the custom block package and when it makes sense to use one.

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Image: Michael Wohlitz

Learn How to Say it Through AV

Michael Wohlitz
Senior Vice President Event Services, Freeman XP

LEARN HOW TO SAY IT THROUGH AV

Michael describes the options to convey brand messaging through visual marketing and ideas to highlight the focus.

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Image: Patrick McGibbon

2018 Manufacturing Sectors: Learn What is Growing or Slowing

Patrick McGibbon
VP – Strategic Analytics, AMT

2018 MANUFACTURING SECTORS: LEARN WHAT IS GROWING OR SLOWING

Pat analyzes current economic indicators to forecast what to expect for the primary business sectors that fuel the manufacturing technology market.

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Image: Peter Eelman

Closing Remarks

Peter Eelman
Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT

CLOSING REMARKS

IMTS staff want exhibitors to be successful at IMTS 2018. Exhibitors’ success is a measure of IMTS success. Peter encourages marketing, operations, and sales staff to implement what you learned into your plan for a successful IMTS 2018.

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