February 7, 2017

Welcome to ProMat 2017

ProMat is where the brightest minds in manufacturing and supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

By George Prest

MHI and our members provide industry-leading resources and best-in-class equipment and systems to help companies deliver on the promise of optimal supply chain efficiency. And ProMat is where it all comes together.

The manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure investments you make as a result of your attendance at ProMat 2017 will differentiate your company for many years to come.

ProMat is where the brightest minds in manufacturing and supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow. They come to ProMat to solve for their X—that unknown quantity that will take their supply chain to the next level.

It's also the best place to get reliable information and solid advice as you make decisions about capital expenditures and supply chain investments. By attending, you will find the solution-sourcing and world-class education that will help accelerate your speed to market and increase supply chain efficiency. All this, delivered over one week, at one location—April 3–6, 2017, at Chicago's McCormick Place.

At ProMat, you will find the largest and broadest array of manufacturing and supply chain solutions in North and South America, including:

Exhibits: ProMat will feature 850 exhibits from leading material handling, logistics, and supply chain solution providers from the United States and around the world. By attending, you will see new ideas and solutions in action and meet face to face with leading suppliers who can help you find answers to your manufacturing and supply chain challenges.

And for the first time, ProMat will span two show floors at McCormick Place, with exhibits in the South and North Halls. Don't miss ProMat's new autonomous vehicle and sustainable facility solution centers in the North Hall.

Education and Networking: The ProMat Conference will outline leading trends, best practices, and state-of-theart equipment and technology solutions. The conference includes:

  • Show Floor Seminars: ProMat will offer 100 45-minute seminars in convenient show-floor theaters on a variety of manufacturing and supply chain topics.
  • April 3 Keynote Panel: Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from leaders in innovative facility design
    Moderator: Andrew Winston, sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold
    Panelists: Tamara Barker, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS
    Randolph L. Bradley, Technical Fellow, Supply Chain Management, The Boeing Company
    Rick Bingle, Vice President of Supply Chain, REI
  • April 4 Keynote: Industry 4.0 — How intelligent machines are transforming supply chains
    Markus Lorenz, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • April 5 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report
    George W. Prest, CEO, MHI, and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • April 5 Keynote: The Power of Magic: Know your customer and where they are going
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises
  • Autonomous Vehicle and Sustainable Facility Theaters
    These sessions will focus on leading solutions and trends in the area of autonomous vehicles and sustainable supply chain facility solutions in an interactive, town hall-style environment. ProMat will also feature a Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum and MHI Industry Night at ProMat with an evening of music, food, drinks, and entertainment by actor and Emmy Award-winning comedian Dana Carvey.

Industry Night will be held on Wednesday, April 5. Tickets to this event are on sale at ProMatShow.com, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI). The door prize for this event is a $30,000 trip of a lifetime. See the official rules at ProMatShow.com/rules.

ProMat 2017 will provide the tools and innovation you need to improve efficiency and drive your business forward. Visit ProMatShow.com to learn more and register for free admission to the ProMat exhibits and conference sessions.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!