February 1, 2019

Welcome to ProMat 2019

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 2019 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 find their Wow—that trend or technology that will take their supply chain to the next level of success.

ProMat is 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 8–11, 2019, 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 1,000 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.

ProMat exhibits will span two show floors at McCormick Place, with exhibits in the South and North Halls. Don't miss ProMat's new emerging technology and sustainable facility solution centers in the North Hall.

Education and Networking: The ProMat Conference will outline leading trends, best practices, and state-of-the-art 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 8 Keynote Panel: Blockchain Technology for Supply Chains
    Moderator: Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business School
    Panelists: Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur & C3PO First, CEO, Founder of Everledger
    Michael Reed, Director — Blockchain Program at Intel Corp.
  • April 9 Keynote: Closing the Supply Chain Gender Gap
    Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
  • April 10 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2019 Annual Industry Report
    George W. Prest, CEO, MHI, and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • April 10 Keynote: The Three Keys to Business Success – People, Process, Profit
    Marcus Lemonis, CNBC's "The Profit"/CEO, Camping World/Serial Entrepreneur
  • Emerging Technology and Sustainable Facility Theater
    These sessions will focus on leading solutions and trends in the area of emerging supply chain technology 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, a CMAA Overhead Material Handling Conference, and MHI Industry Night at ProMat with an evening of music, food, drinks, and entertainment by comedian Craig Ferguson.

Industry Night will be held on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets to this event are on sale at ProMatShow.com. The door prize for this event is a $30,000 trip of a lifetime. See the official rules at ProMatShow.com/rules.

ProMat 2019 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!