Benefits

  • Your company and seminar will be included in marketing and promotional materials reaching over 450,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals and onsite materials reaching over 25,000 attendees.
  • You will be able to educate and inform your audience as a subject matter expert in your field.
  • You will receive the names and contact information for your seminar attendees.
  • Your seminar will be posted as a Webinar online at Promatshow.com and can be accessed by tens of thousands of people after the expo.
  • Your education seminar(s) will be highlighted in the official ProMat 2021 Mobile App.

Use this form to sign up for a seminar.

Important Dates

Date Event Description
11/19-21/2019 Space Draw Education Seminars go on sale
6/30/2020 Sponsor Form - Seminar Application Sponsorship Application Form (Part A) is Due
7/31/2020 Sponsor Form - Seminar Abstract Abstract Form (Part B) is Due
9/30/2020 Theatre Assignments MHI will provide each speaker with their designated speaking date/time/theatre
12/31/2020 Speaker Release Forms Each speaker must complete, sign, and return a release form to MHI
12/31/2020 Presentations Due All PowerPoint presentations must be submitted to MHI for review
2/28/2021 Presentation Approvals All sponsors will receive final presentation approval
4/12/2021 ProMat Opens -
4/18/2021 ProMat Ends -
5/15/2021 Badge Data All attendance data will be sent to the sponsor
5/31/2021 Presentations Live on Promatshow.com -

Guidelines

  • Each seminar must be 45 minutes long or less.
  • The content of all seminars must be educational and cannot contain a sales pitch to a specific product or your company.
  • Whenever possible, please try to include concrete data and/or case studies.
  • You cannot feature a live product demonstration.
  • Negative comments about competitors, their products, programs and/or services will not be allowed.
  • Avoid any company logos , trademarks of products or service marks of the sponsor/speakers, except in designated spaces.
  • MHI must receive a signed release form for all speakers within the designated time frames.
  • Slides must be submitted to MHI within the designated time frames. All presentations are subject to approval.
  • No changes will be allowed once MHI has approved your presentation.
  • All seminars must be in PowerPoint.
  • The preferred format for videos is WMV. Avoid the use of MP4s, AVIs, MOV and Prezi files.
  • Presentations must be submitted to MHI through a file sharing website.
  • Please ensure that all embedded videos are included in a separate file folder along with the PPT file.

On Site Info

  • Speakers should report to their appropriate theater 20 minutes prior to their event to be fitted with microphones.
  • Dedicated technicians will be in each theater for the entire presentation to record each session and for AV assistance.
  • All seminars are digitally recorded with audio taping only. There will be no video taping.
  • Technicians will give a countdown to ensure the recorded portion of your presentation is captured in the allotted time. The Q&A portion of your presentation will not be recorded.
  • Speakers will be given a remote which will cue the technician when to make slide changes.
  • Speakers should be introduced with name, affiliation and the reason they will be presenting. Example: “My name is Alfred Hitchcock and I am with Scary Movie Productions. I will be sharing tips today on the use of black and white movies.”
  • Personal photography and/or video taping of sessions will not be allowed.
  • Handouts must be specific to the seminar content and can not include any marketing materials, marketing giveaways, candy, etc. Handouts are the responsibility of the speaker/sponsor. Please bring the appropriate number of handouts at the appointed seminar time. There will be a table in each theater on which to place handouts.
  • Microphones will be turned off after 45 minutes.

Post Show Info

  • Education Seminar recordings will be available for free download at www.promatshow.com/education/seminars
  • Attendee data captured via badge scanning will be emailed to the sponsor of the seminar by April 30, 2020.
  • Sessions will be available online by May 31, 2020.
  • Audio presentations will be reviewed by MHI prior to upload. Any presentation that fails to meet the guidelines will not be uploaded and the sponsor could face expulsion from future Education Seminars at ProMat and MODEX.

For more information contact education@mhi.org.

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