Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)
McLean, VA (April 13, 2016) AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Beijing,
China the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of
the China Chongqing International Machine Tool (CCIMT) show to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at
the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China.
CCIMT will showcase the latest in manufacturing technology and bring buyers and sellers together from
all over the world to the dynamic market of Chongqing and southwest China. With an expanding
manufacturing base of domestic companies plus more than 250 Fortune 500 multinationals, Chongqing
has established itself as an innovation center for high technology.
Chongqing’s economic growth was 11 percent in 2015, the fastest growth among 31 provinces in China.
Chongqing is China’s largest automotive producer, largest laptop computer manufacturing center and a
major motorcycle manufacturing location. More than 600 local companies specialize in making
motorcycle and related parts with annual motorcycle engine production exceeding 10 million units, of
which about 15 percent are exported to overseas markets.
AMT President Douglas Woods stated, “We are thrilled to partner with China’s leading manufacturing
technology association, CMTBA, to create a world-class manufacturing technology event in the robust
industrial city of Chongqing. Our combined research recognizes that Chongqing is a major production
hub, and in the past 10 years we have seen more than 2,000 companies emerge—creating a huge
expansion in the number of potential buyers for manufacturing technology products. AMT and CMTBA
have been friends and colleagues since the first CIMT show in 1989, and this collaboration represents a
new level of commitment between our two organizations.”
CMTBA President Chen Huiren stated, “This collaboration between CMTBA and AMT, is a win-win
cooperation, based on the common recognition on the market situation of the city of Chongqing and
China's southwest area as well as the longtime friendship between the two parties. CMTBA has wide
influence over China's machine tool industry, and close connection with member companies and end-
users. AMT is the leading manufacturing technology organization in member service and trade showmanagement. We are confident that, together with the close relationship of the two parties with machine
tool manufacturers globally, CCIMT will turn out to be a world-class event.”
The China Chongqing International Machine Tool (CCIMT) show is expected to fill 46,000 square meters
of exhibition space with a target attendance of 50,000 coming from China and foreign countries including
the United States.
Companies interested in exhibiting or attending should contact Bill Herman, AMT Director –
International Exhibitions at 703-827-5282 or bherman@AMTonline.org or Xie Yun, Exhibitions Director
of CMTBA at 010-63345262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing
technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that
lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing
targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the
voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the
development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The
International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North
- China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association
Established in 1988 and based in Beijing, China, China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) is a
national non-profit organization. CMTBA sets up 27 sub-associations by different fields of products and 6 working
committees around China, with more than 1,700 member enterprises, producing a full range of manufacturing
CMTBA is engaged in many activities and initiatives designed to promote the industry by means of acting as a
bridge between the government and CMTBA members, between the end-users and manufacturers, and as one of the
major international channels through which China's machine tool builders and users can be linked with their
overseas counterparts or help overseas machine tool manufacturers and users understand China's machine tool
industry, its investment, and entering Chinese market.
- IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at
McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2016 will run Sept. 12-17. 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 114,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 112
countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
- CIMT – China International Machine Tool Show, founded by China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association
in 1989, is the largest and most influential international machine tool show in China. It is ranked as one of the four
famous machine tool shows in the world, along with EMO, IMTS and JIMTOF. Through more than 20 years’
development, CIMT has become an important platform for introducing advanced manufacturing technology, and
showcasing the latest achievements of equipment manufacturing. CIMT reflects the progress of China's
manufacturing technology and machine tool industry. CIMT2017 will be held on April 17-22, 2017 in Beijing.