ProMat 2015

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

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the show hours?
Monday, March 23, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where is the show located?
The show will be held at:
McCormick Place South
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
What are exhibit set-up and dismantle hours?
Installation of displays begins at 8:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015 and continues until 5:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015. All displays must be completely installed by 5:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015. Complete show inspection will be conducted at 5:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015. No exhibitor may begin to dismantle its display before 3:00 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015. All exhibitor materials must be removed by 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Please refer to the exhibitor manual for more details.
How do I get listed in the Official Online Directory?
Once your exhibit is reserved, you will be given a username and password which can be used at www.promatshow.com/listing to add to or update your show directory and online listing. Each exhibitor can be listed under 45 product categories and under the solution center in which they are exhibiting. For listing(s) submitted after the February 2015 deadline, your company name will be listed as it appears on your Application for Exhibit Space and your company will not be listed under any product categories. If you don't have your username and password, click here to request it.
What do I do with my username and password?
Go to www.promatshow.com/listing and enter your username and password. This will enable you to enter your company listing for the online directory. You can also use your username and password to utilize myProMat to organize and plan your time at ProMat 2015.

Exhibiting

Who attends ProMat 2015?
MHI attendees represent companies involved in manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and distribution, with the majority of the Fortune 500 represented. Approximately 44% of attendees come from top corporate and senior management with another 27% coming from middle management. Click here for a partial list of companies who attend. Click here to access attendee demographic information.
Who exhibits at ProMat 2015?
Click here to view a partial list of exhibitors at past MHI expos.
How is ProMat 2015 promoted to attendees?
The ProMat 2015 attendee marketing campaign will be an integrated campaign that will include direct mail, print and web advertising, e-mail, public relations and social media. Communications will be targeted to the buyer's specific product and solution interest. Click here for more information.
How do I reserve an exhibit space?
For specific information on booth pricing, payment details, exhibitor requirements and to reserve your exhibit space, contact Tom Carbott or at 704-676-1190.

Hotel and Travel

How do I know what show hotels still have availability?
Click here for a complete list of show hotels and to make an online reservation. Click here for complete travel information to ProMat 2015.
Will there be a shuttle bus service to McCormick Place South?
Yes. ProMat 2015 will offer complimentary shuttle buses between ProMat 2015 show hotels and McCormick Place South. Buses will run between McCormick Place South and all designated ProMat 2015 Show hotels March 23 - 26, 2015. Bus schedules will be posted at McCormick Place South and in each hotel.
How do I get to ProMat 2015 if I am arriving by car?
Click here for a map and driving directions to McCormick Place South.
Where can I find information on Chicago?
Click here for information on Chicago, such as attractions, dining and other activities.

Virtual Trade Show

What are the benefits of www.promatshow.com to exhibitors?
ProMatShow.com is the virtual extension of the ProMat 2015 event. Once you elect to participate as an exhibitor, your company will be included on ProMatShow.com where visitors can browse your virtual booth 24 hours a day, every day of the year. ProMatShow.com allows attendees to search for exhibitors by product category, keyword, company name, etc. myProMat also allows material handling and logistics buyers to request information from exhibiting companies and create personal agendas when planning their visit to ProMat 2015. Every exhibitor in ProMat 2015 gets a free listing on www.promatshow.com and ProMat 2015 offers exhibitors the opportunity to upgrade their online listings to a showcase booth listing at very economical pricing. Contact Melissa Auer at 704-676-1190 to learn more about this and other advertising opportunities.
What do I get if I purchase a showcase listing?
A Showcase listing on www.promatshow.com is a great way to increase your online exposure for very little investment. With a showcase, your listing will be highlighted in the exhibitor search results on ProMatShow.com. Showcase your solutions with photos, product literature and press releases. Include detailed information and video of your products. Provide visitors with multiple contacts so they can pose technical questions or make personal appointments to meet you on the show floor. You can also directly link to your website for more information. Contact Melissa Auer at 704-676-1190 to learn more about this and other advertising opportunities.

Educational Conference

What seminars will be available at the show?
Click here for the educational seminars being held at ProMat 2015. Please note that the ProMat 2015 show floor seminars are free to all attendees.
How do I become a speaker?
If you would like to be a speaker for a seminar at ProMat 2015, please click here to make your request.

Promotional and Sponsorships Opportunities

What promotional opportunities are available to exhibitors?
MHI offers many promotional programs to help you increase the success of your ProMat 2015 exhibition-all at little or no cost to you. These promotions are designed to help you promote your company's participation in ProMat 2015 before, during and after the show. You can find more information on these promotions, including ordering forms and information, at http://www.promatshow.com/marketingkit. If you have any questions concerning your ProMat 2015 show promotion, contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.
How do I set up a press conference during the show?
Exhibitors can reserve time in the press conference room in the show hall for any media event. Call MHI Marketing at 704-676-1190 to reserve the room or email Devon Birch. The room is reserved at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis and is set-up classroom style for up to 50 people. All A/V and catering requirements are the responsibility of the exhibitor and must be ordered in advance. If you prefer to hold your press conference or media event in your booth, call to include your event on the show schedule of events that will be mailed to the press before the show and posted in the Press Room. Your conference will also be posted in the ProMat 2015 Online Press Room.
How do I have my press kits placed in the Press Room at the show?
As an exhibitor, MHI will display your press kits or other promotional information in the show Press Room where members of the trade and business press who cover the show will be looking for information about exhibiting companies. Fill your press kit with product news releases, photos, digital files on CD-ROM / USB drive, company information and an invitation to learn more at your booth. You can ship up to 100 media kits to the press room at the show. Bring your press kits directly to the ProMat 2015 Press Room on Sunday, March 22th, 2015 or ship materials to arrive between March 18 - 20, 2015 to:

ProMat 2015 Press Room/MHI Attn: Carol Miller
McCormick Place South
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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