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ProMat Sees Attendance Growth of 20 Percent

Manufacturing and supply chain professionals gathered in record numbers in Chicago at the recent ProMat 2017, the largest material handling and logistics trade expo in North and South America. With registrations of 4,872 attendees, show producer MHI announced a 20 percent attendance jump over 2015.

The four-day event, April 3-6, covered 384,000 square feet of exhibit space on two show floors at Chicago’s McCormickPlace, with 956 exhibiting companies.

The ProMat expo was once again collocated with Automate 2017. ProMat visitors included key decision-makers in virtually all manufacturing and supply chain industries including a majority of the Fortune 1000 and Top 100 Retailers. The quality of the visitors was very strong, with a large number of buying teams from key firms in attendance.

“ProMat 2017 was the largest in the events 32-year history,” George Prest, MHI CEO, said.

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