May 12, 2010 McLean, Va. . . . Renowned experts from the aerospace, medical, automotive and energy industries will present the keynote program on manufacturing innovation for the first-ever Industry Inspiration Day at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show on September 13, 2010. A round-table panel discussion will conclude the luncheon keynote program which will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Industry & Technology Conference area of the West building of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Inspiration Day kicks-off the all-new IMTS Industry & Technology Conference which will take place during IMTS.
Representing the aerospace industry will be Allan McArtor, Chairman of Airbus Americas who oversees the activities and strategy for Airbus in the United States, Canada and Latin America in key areas including governmental affairs and Airbus industrial strategy in the U.S. Rene van de Zande, President and CEO of the Emergo Group, a consulting leader in international medical device registrations, quality system compliance and medical distribution management, will cover the medical device and in vitro medical device industries. Leading the discussion for the automotive sector will be Jim Tetreault, Vice President of North American Manufacturing for Ford Motor Company. Nationally recognized energy policy expert and Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy Association Denise Bode will complete the panel.
IMTS attendees registered for a conference session will be admitted to the luncheon program. Exhibiting company representatives will also be eligible to attend on an RSVP basis.
The conference program, September 14 - 17, will focus on five topic tracks featuring a wide range of industry specific sessions including:
•Materials Engineering (Physical Properties, What's New, Future [R&D])
•Machining Technology & Trends (General Cutting [turning, milling, etc.], Grinding,
Tooling / Workholding)
•Alternative Manufacturing Processes (Waterjet, Laser, EDM, Welding,
•Metrology (Measuring, Testing, Inspection, 3-D Inspection, Standards)
•Plant Operations (Lean Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Training/Work Force, Government,
Energy Efficiency, MTConnect)
A Day Pass ($295) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show, one day of the attendees choice at the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference, and breakfast and lunch for the one day of conference sessions selected, and attendance at the Industry Inspiration Day and Keynote Luncheon on Monday, September 13, 2010. A Full Pass ($495) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show, all four days of the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference, breakfast and lunch all four days, and attendance at the Industry Inspiration Day and Keynote Luncheon on Monday, September 13, 2010. A $100 discount on either pass applies to students and exhibitors. To register for the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference visit www.imts.com/conference.
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2010 will run September 13 – 18. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 92,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 106 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.