ProMat 2015

McCormick Place South
 | Chicago
March 23
-26, 2015
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago
,
IL
60616

Conference & Networking

Free to all registered attendees.

Monday

March 23 | 8:45am - 9:45am

Transforming Your Manufacturing Business For the New Digital Age
Renee Niemi
Director of the Android and Chrome Global Business, Google for Work

It's an exciting time to be a manufacturer. Everyday objects like appliances, watches, cars and equipment are increasingly connected in an "Internet of things" which means the opportunity to create new products is practically unlimited. But if you don't innovate quickly, someone else will beat you to it.

In this presentation, you'll learn how to accelerate new product initiatives and time-to-profit using the latest digital technology and tools. You'll find out how to improve collaboration across departments and your entire value chain. And you'll learn how to maximize lean processes and operational efficiency with organization-wide access to consistent and up-to-date information at all times.

Tuesday

March 24 | 8:45am - 9:45am

Conscious Capitalism: Blueprint for a New System for Doing Business
John Mackey
Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market

Named Ernst & Young's "United States Entrepreneur of the Year," Institutional Investor's "Best CEO in America" and Barron's "World's Best CEO," John Mackey is the visionary for many successful programs at the core of the success of Whole Foods Market. During this insightful presentation you'll learn how businesses can serve all their shareholders: customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities and the environment through conscious capitalism.

By using real-world examples from today's best-known companies, Mackey will illustrate how these organizations use four specific tenets: higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management to build strong businesses that realize their highest potential.

Wednesday

March 25 | 8:45am - 9:45am

Preview of MHI 2015 Annual Industry Report - Transforming Supply Chains
George W. Prest
CEO, MHI
Scott Sopher
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings of the 2015 Annual Industry Report from MHI. The report will focus on industry trends and technologies that will be transforming supply chains over the next three to five years.

March 25 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What's Next - The Future of Technology
Steve Wozniak
Cofounder of Apple & Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Wheels of Zeus

Steve Wozniak (The Woz) is indisputably one of the great legends of the IT industry. Together with Steve Jobs, he founded the company Apple and developed the legendary models Apple I and Apple II, the first true personal computer with keyboard.

In this fireside chat with DC Velocity Group Editorial Director Mitch Mac Donald, The Woz will share his views on the latest iPhones, smartwatches, and the state of technology and risk in America. He will also make compelling technology predictions and investment strategies for Big Data, robotics, automation and more. Learn how to foster innovation by listening to the customer, developing real talent and motivating the right way from Woz's ideas built from a lifetime as a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist.

Choose from 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.

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Monday

March 23 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

MHI Young Professionals Network Meet & Greet
Meet and network with other young professionals in manufacturing, logistics and the supply chain. This is a great way for those who are new to the industry to interact with your peers in a friendly, casual environment.

Wednesday

March 25 | 4:30pm - 7:00pm

MHI 70th Anniversary

Join us for live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo. Tickets are sold for $50. Ticket price will include beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI).

Frank Caliendo
From his many appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and his weekly picks segment on the FOX NFL pregame show, Frank Caliendo has been a fixture on television for the last decade.

Known for his "dead on" impressions of famous actors (Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Robert DeNiro), politicians (George W. Bush and Bill Clinton) and broadcasters (John Madden, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jim Rome), his high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories.

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The Hub

The Hub is an interactive resource center that offers multiple social media and informational opportunities for ProMat visitors. Located in the center of the ProMat 2015 show floor, The Hub will feature several major attractions that will guide you through your ProMat experience while being a destination in itself. Special attractions include:

Social networking lounge and wireless internet center
Stop by, plug in, catch up. See what they're saying about ProMat 2015 on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks that the show is plugged into. It's also where you can check emails and network with your peers.

MHI Informational Center
Learn more about ProMat 2015 sponsor MHI and the resources and opportunities they offer to manufacturing and supply chain professionals.

MODEX 2016 Informational Center
Learn more about the MODEX 2016 expo, to be held in Atlanta in April 2016.

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