IMTS was launched in 1927 and has become the largest industrial trade exhibition in the Americas and among the largest in the world. The Show, then and now, has exhibited the latest technology at the time. IMTS is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 85,000 visitors from more than 80 nations throughout the world. IMTS 2006 will be held September 6-13.