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IMTS 2014 balloon schedule set

Manufacturing Group | March 31, 2014

The balloon, which made its inaugural flight in 2004, has achieved almost iconic mascot status.

IMTS 2014 balloon schedule set

McLean, Virginia - Show management for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 has announced the festival schedule for the hallmark IMTS hot air balloon. The IMTS balloon will appear at festivals across the country leading up to its appearance at IMTS being held Sept. 8-13, 2014, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The balloon, which made its inaugural flight in 2004, has achieved almost iconic mascot status. “The IMTS balloon is an important visual object that supports our brand, big enough to be seen from a distance, and interesting enough to draw people closer,” said Peter R. Eelman, vice president – exhibition and communications, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “As long-time IMTS visitors arrive at the South Building and see the balloon outside Chicago’s McCormick Place they break into smiles and say, ‘It's IMTS time!’ For new visitors it's a visually striking and unexpected image.”

The balloon can be seen at:
Kentucky Derby Kickoff
Louisville, Ky.
April 24-26
http://discover.kdf.org/u-s-bank-great-balloonfest/

Chester Valley Balloon Festival
West Chester, Pa. (AMT Chairman’s event) 
June 13-15
http://www.ccballoonfest.com/

Great Galena Balloon Race
Galena, Ill.
June 20-22
http://www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com

Michigan Challenge
Howell, Mich. 
June 27-29
www.michiganchallenge.com

Mid-USA Ohio Balloon Challenge
Middletown, Ohio 
July 11-20
http://www.ohiochallenge.com/

AMT Summer Board Meeting
White Sulpher Springs, W. Va. 
July 18-20

Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning
Readington, N.J. 
July 25-27
www.balloonfestival.com

Midwest Balloon Festival
Kansas City, Kan.
Aug. 8-10
http://midwestballoonfest.org/

IMTS 2014 and Rally Fighters
Chicago, Ill.                                              
Sept. 8-13            
http://imts.com

Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque, N.M. 
Oct. 4-12             
www.balloonfiesta.com

To learn more about IMTS and to register, visit IMTS.com.

Source: AMT & IMTS 

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