Next stop: USA: Formnext launching in Chicago
Next stop: USA

Formnext launching in Chicago

Photo: Mesago / Mathias Kutt

Mesago Messe Frankfurt goes west with Formnext. The Stuttgart-based company and Messe Frankfurt North America are entering into a strategic partnership with AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and Gardner Business Media (GBM).

The timeline for the new series of U.S. events

2022: AM4U Area presented by Formnext will be featured at IMTS 2022 from September 12 to 17, 2022; Additive Manufacturing Conference 2022 continues to be co-located at IMTS 2022. The Additive Manufacturing Conference is owned and operated by Gardner Business Media.

2023: AM4U Area presented by Formnext will be co-located with the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Austin, Texas.

2024: Formnext Forum Austin will launch as a standalone confex (conference with exhibition) in partnership with Gardner Business Media and AMT; co-located at IMTS 2024 will be AM4U Area presented by Formnext and the Additive Manufacturing Conference 2024.

2025: The official launch of the Formnext USA Chicago trade show will be March 14 to 16, 2025 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill, USA.

The plan is to develop Formnext USA in Chicago into the leading event in the USA to cover all aspects of additive manufacturing. The premiere will be held at McCormick Place from March 14 to 16, 2025. Until then, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, AMT and GBM will stage a series of events under the Formnext brand. Petra Haarburger, president of Mesago Messe Frankfurt, Germany, the organiser of Formnext in Frankfurt, says that "Formnext USA Chicago offers both North American and international additive manufacturers an exceptional platform in the highly dynamic U.S. market."