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PMTS Moves to August 2021

Moving the show to the second half of 2021 should enable a more normalized, safe environment and lead to a very successful PMTS 2021 for both attendees and exhibitors.

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PMTS 2021 will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

PMTS 2021 will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) is proactively moving the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) from April 2021 to August 10-12, 2021, in order to provide the best possible show experience for both attendees and exhibitors. The trade show will still take place in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Huntington Convention Center.

“While moving the event from its traditional time frame of April to August was not a decision that any of our members took lightly, we believe that the second half of 2021 will show a trend toward a more normalized environment and lead to a very successful PMTS 2021, ” says Cate Smith, PMPA executive director.

The goal is to provide the industry with a quality live event, which is something the metalworking industry hasn’t been able to participate in since 2019. “We know that our exhibitors and attendees are excited to reconnect in person to share the knowledge transfer of new technologies and processes,” says Allison Miller, PMTS show manager. “We recognize that our exhibitors and attendees are placing their trust in us to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to cultivate relationships and do business. We are confident that moving the show to August will enable us to do that successfully.”

Benefits of moving the show to August include:

  • Significant Medical Breakthroughs. On the heels of several major announcements regarding vaccinations and therapeutics, the outlook is bright for live events in the second half of the year.
  • Confidence in the Ability to Hold the Event. The state of Ohio’s restrictions on large gatherings are expected to be lifted in the second quarter.
  • Easement of Travel Restrictions. Many corporations are still under significant travel restrictions, several of which are expected to be lifted in the first half of 2021. 
  • Gives Attendees Time to Plan. By making the announcement of the date change now, attendees will be able to save the very important new dates on their calendars. 
  • Gives Venue and Event Industry Suppliers Recovery Time. The event industry has been devastated by this pandemic, and the date change gives the industry and the convention center a chance to implement best practices.
  • Cleveland as a Family Vacation Destination. By the second half of the year, families should be able to take advantage of some of the unique destinations that Cleveland offers, including The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point and lakefront attractions.
     

Furthermore, according to Gardner Business Intelligence, the Precision Machining industry is poised for growth, with the Precision Machining Index ending October at a 16-month high at 52.5.  Increased demand for parts should lead to increased need for efficiencies in products, machinery and business solutions, putting the August PMTS 2021 in a great position to be the conduit between buyers and sellers.

Alongside exhibitors, PMTS will feature free educational opportunities both on and off the show floor. On Tuesday morning before the exhibit hall opens, the PMPA will host free educational sessions as part of its National Technical Conference. During the event, the PMTS show floor will include expert-led technical sessions and live demonstrations highlighting the latest machining products and processes. These popular sessions and demonstrations are free to attend.

PMTS exhibit space is available at pmts.com/exhibitor-information. For more information, contact Michelle Crider, exhibit manager at 513-527-8800 or info@pmts.com. Registration for PMTS will open in March of 2021.