ProMat 2017 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL | April 3-6, 2017

Why Attend

 

The Show

ProMat 2017, held April 3-6, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America.

ProMat provides attendees access to the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies. You can register to attend for free by completing a brief online form.

Exhibits

Over 850 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 350,000 square foot show floor.

Material Handling Equipment and Systems: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Casters/Wheels/Tires, Hydraulic and Electrical Components and Controls, Robots, Personnel/Burden Carriers, Racks, Forklifts, Batteries, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Unit Handling Systems, Conveyors and Sortation Equipment, Ergonomic and Safety Equipment, Scissor Lifts, Order Picking, Carousels, Modular Drawer Storage, Tool Handling, Shelving and Workstations.

Packaging, Containers, and Shipping Equipment: Box and Carton Makers, Packaging Machinery, Wrapping, Inspection of Products by Weight or Scanning, Pallets, Wire Baskets, Plastic and Metal Containers, Palletizing Equipment.

Inventory Management and Controlling Technologies: Computers, Controllers, Software Programs, Systems Integrators, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Wireless and Remote Control Systems, Order Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems.

Dock and Warehouse Equipment and Supplies: Dock Levelers, Dock Pads, Doors, Forklift Trucks, Racks, Flooring, Handling Systems, Forklift Attachments, Conveyors, Hoists, Cranes, Monorails, Below/Hook Lifting Devices. Consultants and Distribution System Planners: Simulators, Modelers, System Designers, Distribution Consultants, Reverse Logistics and Third Party Logistics.

Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems: Bar Code Printers and Scanners, Vision Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems, Systems Integrators.

Supply Chain Management: Alternative Fuel Systems, Parcel Management and Distribution, Reverse Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems, Inventory Security Services.

Sustainable Facility Solutions: Alternative and Renewable energy and Fuel systems, Recyclable and Returnable Packaging and Shipping Materials, Energy Efficient Lighting, High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) Fans, Energy Efficient Equipment and Sensors, Daylighting Technologies, Sustainable Facility Planning, Power Regeneration Technologies

Autonomous Vehicles: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Driverless Trucks, Delivery Drones, Automated Cranes.

Education

The ProMat Conference will include over 100 sessions and bring together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The conference also includes valuable opportunities to network with your peers.

  • Show floor seminars that complement the solutions you see on the exhibit floor
  • Keynotes on leading supply chain topics
  • Opportunities for networking with solution providers and other industry professionals

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and the Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) are partnering with MHEDA to host Material Handling & Logistics Student Days. Students, professors, and educators, from universities, community colleges and select technical High Schools from across the region are invited to the show in an effort to learn more about material handling, logistics and supply chain solutions.

Networking

If you are involved in manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain you will benefit from meeting with other professionals in your field on the show floor. Attendees include:

  • C-level and VP-level manufacturing, distribution, logistics and supply chain executives
  • Manufacturing and production managers
  • Industrial, plant and manufacturing engineers
  • IT, logistics and supply chain directors
  • Third-party logistics professionals
  • Distribution center and warehousing managers
  • Procurement professionals

International Visitors

As an international visitor to ProMat 2017, a number of services will be available to you at the ProMat International Visitors Center to make your visit a more productive and rewarding experience.

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