Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to keynote IMTS

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to keynote IMTS

Speaking before hundreds of attendees, Secretary Pritzker will highlight the Department of Commerce’s role in strengthening America’s manufacturing industry.

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September 7, 2016

McLean, Viriginia – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver keynote remarks at the opening ceremony of IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show on September 12, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Speaking before hundreds of attendees, Secretary Pritzker will highlight the Department of Commerce’s role in strengthening America’s manufacturing industry, and how the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) is keeping this sector on the cutting edge of innovation. The NNMI has brought together companies, universities, academic and training institutions, and Federal agencies to co-invest in “hubs” focused on emerging technologies, which are intended to encourage additional investment and production in the United States. In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker will preview the next chapter for NNMI as the network of institutes continue to grow.

IMTS is the largest industrial trade show in the Americas, occupying 1.3 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and visited by more than 100,000 attendees. Featured technologies are primarily focused on metalworking, with end-user applications in such industries as aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, electronics, and appliances.

Source: AMT