Automation Technology Expo (ATX) and Design & Manufacturing (D&M) South, two of six co-located event brands that make up IME South, the Southeast’s most comprehensive advanced manufacturing event brands, are gearing up for a strong event launch in North Carolina. The event’s inaugural edition revealed a high-caliber speaker lineup, with many of the world’s leading manufacturers in tow confirmed to exhibit innovative technologies and products spanning a wide selection of applications, from medtech and advanced design manufacturing, processing and factory automation, to plastics and packaging.
Slated for June 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, ATX South and D&M South are co-located alongside Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) South, SouthPack, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) South, and Plastec South, facilitating cross-category discovery.
Only a few days away, senior-level executives and leading experts from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), Balluff EMEA, Elem Additive (Xerox 3D Printing), Makersboro USA, NC State University, Nufabrx, Proreli, Siemens, and Technical Associates of Charlotte are ready to address the manufacturing industry’s recent boom in the Southeast region with an audience of peers.
“The manufacturing industry has been historically slow to adopt automated technologies, comparably to other markets, and the pandemic only heightened the need for improved agility and automated processes,” said Steve Everly, Group Event Director, IME South at Informa Markets. “There is incredible investment in the maturation and adoption of advanced technologies that will bridle the challenges the multi-billion-dollar manufacturing industry faces, from workforce gaps to supply chain disruption. Much of this investment is dedicated to re-shoring efforts fueling a migration to the Southeastern region of the U.S. – IME South could not come at a better time for the industry.”
Everly continued, “We could not be more excited to provide a meeting point for engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers from across the nation keen on tapping into this burgeoning manufacturing hub, facilitating peer-to-peer connection and new technology discovery.”
Among the notable ATX South and D&M South companies confirmed to exhibit on the show floor include ARBURG, Arthur G. Russell Co., Aspect Automation, Automation NTH, Cimtec Automation, Control Source, Inc., Delta Modtech, JR Automation, Kaeser Compressors, LUTZE Inc., North Coast Technical, Promess Inc., Renishaw, Sanyo Denki America, THK America, and more.