SPS, the Smart Production Solutions trade show, organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt, has announced that it will be expanding into America, premiering an ‘Automation Sector powered by SPS’ as part of IMTS 2024, before hosting a stand-alone trade show to be held in Atlanta in 2025.
As an extension to the trade show in Nuremberg and its associated events in Italy and China, these new events will support and accelerate the exchange of knowledge of the industrial automation sector between the USA and Europe, addressing current challenges in areas such as supply chains, logistics, staff shortages and cost pressure.
The ‘Automation Sector powered by SPS’ will take place at IMTS from 9th-14th September 2024 in Chicago, and will showcase the smart and digital automation solutions for industrial manufacturing.
Following this event, Mesago Messe Frankfurt’s U.S. sister company Messe Frankfurt Inc, will hold an independent industry event in Atlanta every two years under the name ‘SPS – Smart Production Solutions,’ of which the first will take place from 23rd-25th September 2025.
“The Automation Sector at IMTS expands IMTS’ appeal as a must-attend event for businesses that want to increase their manufacturing efficiency through automation,” says Douglas K. Woods, President at AMT, which owns and produces IMTS. “By working with SPS – Smart Production Solutions, IMTS 2024 will have even more exhibits featuring advanced motion systems, vision and imaging, data analytics, systems integration, artificial intelligence, and cloud and edge computing.”
“We are delighted to enter into this cooperation and offer the global automation industry a high-quality platform to intensify cross-border business relations,” commented Martin Roschkowski, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “A fast exchange of knowledge is crucial in today’s world, and we are convinced that this new concept will meet the needs of the industry.”
It’s a significant move for SPS to expand to America, and it will certainly be interesting to see how the American market reacts to the events, as it provides some fantastic opportunities to take networking and sharing of knowledge to the next level.
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