The ProMat 2017 exhibit space draw, held December 10 in Chicago, attracted 463 exhibitors who reserved a first-day record of 279,000 net square feet of show floor space at the Industry's premier U.S. event. This record amount of space reserved represents nearly 80 percent of the ProMat show floor and is a clear message that the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry is healthy and growing. Hyster®, Yale® and Nuvera® Fuel Cells selected the first booths of the draw.
"The enthusiasm and record amount of space reserved for ProMat 2017 is a clear indicator that MHI members have a positive economic outlook for 2016 and beyond. This bodes very well for both ProMat 2017 and our industry as a whole," according to George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer of MHI.
ProMat 2017, sponsored by MHI, will be the largest international material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference held in the U.S. in 2017. ProMat 2017 will showcase the solutions of 850 exhibitors who will fill the ProMat's 350,000 square foot show floor.
ProMat 2017's exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and information technologies. To make it easier for attendees to find the solutions they need, the ProMat show floor will be divided into solution-specific sections: manufacturing and assembly solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions. Two new solution centers will be introduced at ProMat 2017, autonomous vehicle solutions and sustainability solutions.
ProMat attracts over 37,000 visitors from over 120 countries, and will once again feature an International Visitors Center. The Center provides matchmaker services for interested buyers and sellers. International trade specialists will be on hand to provide expert counseling. ProMat has applied for selection by the United States Department of Commerce as an official International Buyer Program event. In addition to the exhibition, ProMat 2017 will also offer a comprehensive Educational Conference featuring Keynotes and an educational conference. Industry experts will lead a broad range of show floor educational sessions covering all aspects of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
View a complete list of ProMat 2017 exhibitors from the exhibit space draw.
ProMat 2017 Facts
Name of Event: ProMat 2017
Event Sponsor: MHI
Event Dates: April 3-6, 2017
Event Location: McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois USA
Web site: ProMatShow.com
Show Management: For information on exhibiting or attending contact:
8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217-3992
704-676-1190 | 800-345-1815 | FAX: 704-676-1199
Contact: For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190 or visit MHI.org.