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Chicago/Hannover. “After 10 years of staging HANNOVER MESSE USA as a co-located event at IMTS, we are evolving the concept and launching Industrial Transformation USA with a dedicated focus on smart manufacturing,” said Ed Nichols, managing director of Italian German Exhibition Company (USA). “This is the natural progression, based on customer needs for a focused event that helps them navigate the realities of and industrial transformation and 5G. With this launch we expand our existing portfolio of Industrial Transformation exhibitions in Mexico and Singapore.”

After conducting extensive surveys, Industrial Transformation USA established two advisory boards – one comprised of exhibitors, the other of users – to develop topics and programming. The event brings together supply and demand so that both groups can identify and address current challenges in manufacturing from both a technology and practitioner point of view.

Companies already registered to exhibit at Industrial Transformation USA include OPC Foundation, THK, Forcam, Zaber, Norgren, Peakboard, and the Machine Information Interoperability division of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G ACIA) supports the 5G Arena, an exhibition area dedicated to industrial 5G applications and presentations. A Forum-Theater on the show floor and separate conferences round out the program.

Indianapolis is centrally located in the Midwest – the center of the United States’ main manufacturing region. Compared to Chicago, it is more affordable for exhibitors and attendees. Airlines operate direct and quick-connecting flights from around the country to Indianapolis. Other big cities like Chicago and Columbus are less than three hours away by car.

Industrial Transformation USA’s supporting partners are the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Control System Integrator Association (CSIA), The Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII), the Smart Factory Institute Tennessee, and the Manufacturing Leadership Council of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

About Industrial Transformation USA

Industrial Transformation USA focuses on how industrial transformation challenges and benefits U.S. manufacturers. Key topics include Industrial Internet of Things, industrial 5G, cobots and digital twins. Industrial Transformation premieres 10–12 October 2023 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Italian German Exhibition Company (USA) Inc. – the joint U.S. subsidiary of European event organizers Deutsche Messe AG and Italian Exhibition Group – organizes the event.