HI 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,
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-the-
art equipment and technology solutions. The conference
b Show Floor Seminars: ProMat will offer 100 45-minute
seminars in convenient show-floor theaters on a variety of
manufacturing and supply chain topics.
b 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
b April 4 Keynote: Industry 4.0 – How intelligent machines are
transforming supply chains
Markus Lorenz, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston
b April 5 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2017 Annual
George W. Prest, CEO, MHI, and Scott Sopher,
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
b 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
b Autonomous Vehicle and Sustainable
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
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
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!
BY GEORGE PREST, CEO, MHI