Industrial Automation And Motion, Drive & Automation Trade Shows Merge To Form Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives

New Event To Co-Locate Its Complete Range Of Industrial Automation, Transmission And Fluid Power Solutions In Canada And The United States At CMTS 2017 In Toronto, FABTECH 2017 In Chicago And IMTS 2018 In Chicago

Chicago – Hannover Fairs USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe – one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events, today announced that two of the leading HANNOVER MESSE portfolio trade shows, Industrial Automation and Motion, Drive & Automation, will combine to form Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD). The new trade show will feature the full range of industrial automation, power transmission and fluid power solutions for the factory of the future.

“Industry 4.0 and the global manufacturing markets desire for digitally integrated products is the driving force behind this merger,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of HFUSA. “Combining these two powerful B2B events for industrial technology allows our growing roster of exhibitors to showcase their latest solutions in the United States and Canada on one platform on an annual basis.”

The new IAMD trade show will showcase production, process and energy automation systems, robotics, industrial IT, hardware and services, production technologies and services, transmission and fluid power components and systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, plain and rolling bearings, geared motors, linear technology, and sealing technology.

From September 25-28, 2017, IAMD Canada, ComVac Canada, parts2clean Canada, and CeMAT Canada will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) in Toronto. From November 6–9, 2017, IAMD USA will run parallel to FABTECH Chicago at McCormick Place. In September 2018, IAMD USA, Surface Technology USA, ComVac USA and Industrial Supply USA will co-locate with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“During all of our industrial technology events in the United States, as well as the increasing number of industrial trade shows we are organizing in Canada, the new IAMD event will cover the entire factory floor and showcase how it can be integrated into Industry 4.0,” added Turner.

Organized by SME, CMTS showcases machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. The biennial event takes place at The International Centre just outside of Toronto and hosts more than 700 exhibiting companies and 9,000 visitors. Visit for more information about attending IAMD Canada and the other co-located shows at CMTS.

FABTECH is North America’s largest event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. FABTECH is co-organized by The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), and the American Welding Society (AWS). In 2017, FABTECH will host more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors. Visit for more information about attending IAMD USA at FABTECH.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology manages The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States. 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 115,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 120 countries. Visit for more information about attending IAMD USA and the other co-located shows at IMTS.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe – one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe’s worldwide portfolio of events. Participation in these events offers U.S. companies an unparalleled opportunity for business development through trade shows and conferences held in Hannover, Germany and North America, as well as in key markets such as China, India, Mexico and Turkey. HFUSA creates qualified new business leads, helps U.S. companies enter new markets and aids them in forming lasting partnerships. For more information, visit


The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology will next be staged from April 24-28 in Hannover, Germany. With its core focus on “Integrated Industry,” HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading showcase for the digitalization of production (Industry 4.0) and energy systems (Integrated Energy). The upcoming HANNOVER MESSE will feature seven parallel shows: Industrial Automation, MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. Poland will star as the Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. For more information, visit

About Deutsche Messe AG

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Seven decades later, Deutsche Messe has taken its place among the world’s top organizers of investment goods trade fairs, sporting a rich portfolio of events held in Germany and around the globe. With projected 2016 revenue of 301 million euros, the company ranks among the five biggest tradeshow companies in Germany. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CeBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA (lab technology and biotechnology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production) (both of which are staged by the Germany Agricultural Society, DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by Mack Brooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With approximately 1,200 employees and a network of 62 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than 100 countries.

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