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Who Came to IMTS 2018?

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IMTS 2018 Set All-Time Records!

  IMTS 2018 Previous Record Year
Registrants 129,415 121,764 IMTS 1998
Exhibiting Companies 2,563 2,407 IMTS 2016
Exhibit Space 1,424,232 sq. ft. 1,415,848 sq. ft. IMTS 2016
Booths 2,123 1,808 IMTS 2016

Top Five Job Functions

Job Function 2018 2016
Corporate Management 25% 26%
Manufacturing/Production Management 14% 10%
Manufacturing/Production Engineering 13% 15%
Sales and Marketing 12% 14%
Manufacturing/Production Other 8% 8%

The most notable increase came from visitors in Manufacturing/Production Management, which grew this year to 14 percent up from 10 percent in 2016.

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Plant Size
By plant size, 54.6 percent of visitors came from plants with 99 or less employees, followed by 27.3 percent coming from plants with 100-499 employees and 11.5 percent of IMTS visitors came from a plant of 1,000 or more employees.

Top 10 States

  1. Illinois
  2. Michigan
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Ohio
  5. Indiana
  6. California
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Minnesota
  9. Texas
  10. New York

Top 10 Countries

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. Japan
  4. China
  5. India
  6. Germany
  7. Taiwan
  8. South Korea
  9. Brazil
  10. United Kingdom

What’s the big takeaway?
“IMTS 2018 set records because manufacturing technology has grown exponentially since last show,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS. “The rapid growth of digital technology, automation and additive manufacturing are especially driving interest. The booming manufacturing economy means visitors have capital and are ready to invest.”


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