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

Conference & Networking

Andrew Winston
Sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold

Markus Lorenz
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises

Dana Carvey
Actor & Emmy Award Winning Comedian


Free to all registered attendees.


April 3 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM

Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from leaders in innovative facility design

Andrew Winston Sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold
Tamara BarkerChief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS
Randolph L. BradleyTechnical Fellow, Supply Chain Management, The Boeing Company
Rick BingleVice President of Supply Chain, REI

Andrew Winston will lead a panel of manufacturing and supply chain sustainability leaders as they discuss how companies both large and small can use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value and build stronger supply chains. Learn first-hand how leading brands have successfully incorporated environmentally sound practices into their facility design and how it is driving efficiency and cost savings.


April 4 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM

Industry 4.0 – How intelligent machines are transforming supply chains

Markus Lorenz Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: machines infused with intelligence. This transformation will transform how manufacturing and supply chains work today. During this keynote, Markus Lorenz will explore the many ways this revolution will impact our industry, the economy and what kinds of new jobs it will create.


April 5 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM

Preview of MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report

George W. Prest CEO, MHI
Scott Sopher Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings and moderating a panel of manufacturing and supply chain leaders on the report's findings.

April 5 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

The Power of Magic: Know your customer and where they are going

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises

Perhaps best known as a National Basketball Association (NBA) legend, two-time Hall of Famer, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has enjoyed an equally successful second career in business. He has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of #1 Brand in Urban America valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars.

As customers and markets move very quickly, products and solutions must be relevant to where customers are today and where they are going to be tomorrow. In this fireside chat with DC Velocity Group Editorial Director Mitch Mac Donald, the NBA legend and Entrepreneur will reveal the secrets to his business and personal success. Join us as he drives home how his core focus on customer service — by always over delivering on customer expectations — propelled his business investments forward.

Learn first-hand, how he dedicated himself to bringing jobs and high quality products and services to underserved communities. He did this by developing unprecedented partnerships with major corporations as he wrote the corporate blueprint for engagement and success with urban consumers across America.

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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April 5 | 4:30-7:00 PM

MHI Industry Night with Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey Actor & Emmy Award Winning Comedian

Join us for live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Dana Carvey. 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).

Saturday Night Live Alum and Emmy –award winning comedian Dana Carvey is best known for his classic characters The Church Lady, Hans from body building duo Hans and Franz and Garth, the most Excellent Co-Host to Mike Myers in the immensely popular “Wayne’s World.” Carvey has also received widespread praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of such political figures as George Bush, Ross Perot, as well as Johnny Carson, Regis Philbin and Casey Kasem.

Door Prize: Mystery Trip of a Lifetime

The door prize for this event will be a luxury package trip of a lifetime vacation for four to a mystery location that will be reveled during Industry Night. Value: $25,000.

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