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Learn From Industry Experts
The Conference at ProMat 2013 offers unparalleled educational and networking opportunities to manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals. This year's program is focused on the latest equipment and technology innovations and trends. It also spotlights several important areas driving change in business today - sustainability, workforce training and the global supply chain.
An On-Floor Educational Experience
Choose from 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered Show attendees.
Monday, January 21: 8:45am - 9:45am
The Impact of Robotics on Economic Growth
Speaker: Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics & Director of Robotics, Georgia Tech
Tuesday, January 22: 8:45am - 9:45am
Navigating the New Political Climate for Business Growth and Success
Speaker: Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Wednesday, January 23: 8:30am - 9:45am
The Future of Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain
Edie Weiner, President, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.
George Prest, CEO, MHI
Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Michael J. Mikitka, CEO, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
Liz Richards, Executive Vice President, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)
Tuesday, January 22: 10:00am - 10:45am
Unit Level and Product Traceability using Data Matrix Codes - Benefits, Applications and Trends
Presenter /Author: Jonathan Ludlow, Microscan
Tuesday, January 22: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Code, RFID, RTLS and Mobile Computing Solutions Impact Operations Worldwide
Speakers: Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
Tuesday, January 22: 10:45am - 11:30am
Improving ROI With Automated Identification Technology
Speaker: Patrick Noone, Vice President Woelco Labeling Solutions
Tuesday, January 22: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Mobile AIDC: QR Codes Redeux?
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Berisso, Ohio University
Wednesday, January 23: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Manual Material Handling Workshop: Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs
The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE)
Wednesday, January 23: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Material Handling & Logistics Classroom Days
CICMHE, MHI, MHEDA
Wednesday, January 23: 10:00am - 11:00am
When the rubber meets the road... implementing future vision.
Rich Sherman, Director of Strategic Development, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Heather L. Sheehan, VP Indirect Sourcing & Logistics, Danaher Corporation
Jeff Starecheski, VP Logistics, Sears Logistics Services
John Caltagirone, Loyola University, Chicago
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 2013 show floor, The Hub will feature several major attractions that will guide you through your ProMat experience while being a destination in itself.
- Social networking lounge and wireless internet center
- MHI Informational Center
- MODEX 2014 Informational Center
- ProMat Innovation Awards
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