MARCH 20-23, 2023
With over 900 of the world’s leading manufacturing and supply chain solution providers under one roof, you can see firsthand what the future holds – and find the tools you need to shockproof your operations and move your business forward. From hands-on demonstrations to 150 educational seminars and four exciting keynote speeches, attending ProMat is your unrivaled opportunity in 2023 to find solutions, connect with your peers and leading solution-providers and learn the latest trends and technologies that can help you touch the future of supply chain success.
WHY ATTEND PROMAT 2023?
- Discover new ways to reduce operating costs & increase efficiency
- Find ideas for streamlining and automating your operations
- Build strong business relationships with your peers and suppliers from around the world
- See the latest equipment and tech solutions, in-person, in-action
- Participate in thought-provoking keynotes and more than 150 educational seminars on emerging trends and technologies
2023 SHOW HOURS
Monday | March 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday | March 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday | March 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday | March 23, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
As the speed of manufacturing and logistics operations continues to accelerate, your company’s future success depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. On March 20-23, supply chain professionals from across the world will have an incredible opportunity to connect, learn, share and get a front row seat to where our world is headed. So whatever solutions you need to move your business – and your career – forward, you’ll find them all at ProMat 2023.
IN-PERSON EXPERIENCES, OUTSTANDING RESULTS
There’s no substitute for meeting face-to-face and watching equipment and technology operate in real time. ProMat 2023 gives you the chance to do both. ProMat brings the manufacturing and supply chain industry’s most influential thought-leaders and next-generation solutions together under one roof to create the ideal environment for learning, networking and problem solving.
SET YOURSELF UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS
The future of the manufacturing and supply chain industry starts at ProMat. It’s where the brightest minds in the industry come together. In an industry that’s constantly evolving, you have to stay ahead of the curve, which is why ProMat brings together all the products, services, and know-how you need to compete in the world we now live in.
NO RISK, PLENTY OF REWARD
In addition to free attendance, ProMat 2023 offers all the resources you need to get your management’s approval to come to Chicago in March. Visit promatshow.com/approval to find proposal writing tips and budgeting strategies. After all, the connections, education and solution-sourcing at ProMat could positively impact your business for years to come.
EXPLORE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
ProMat is an international event with manufacturing and supply chain professionals attending from the United States and across the globe. To accommodate our international visitors, we offer special interpreting services, meeting rooms and matchmaking tools to help you take full advantage of a global economy.
UNSURPASSED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ProMat gives you a preview of what lies ahead in the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Whether it’s a new product or technology, a new process, ESG, or a regulation that’s going to impact the way you do business, you’ll learn about it here. With a comprehensive educational program of keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities, ProMat 2023 offers you the insight and information you need to tackle today’s challenges – and prepare for what the future holds.
THE CENTER OF THE MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY CHAIN UNIVERSE
With more than 900 exhibits, the world’s leading material handling, transportation and logistics solution providers will be on hand to showcase their most innovative equipment and systems. Nowhere else will you have the chance to see these solutions in action and determine which can best solve your manufacturing, transportation and supply chain challenges. By attending, you can connect with your peers and tap into the collective power of the industry’s solution and thought leaders, all gathered in one place.
PACKAGING, CONTAINERS & SHIPPING EQUIPMENT
Box and Carton Makers, Dunnage Trays, Packaging and Unitizing Systems, Wrapping, Inspection of Products by Weight or Scanning, Pallets, Wire Baskets, Plastic and Metal Containers, Palletizing Equipment
ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
AS/RS, G2P, AGVs, AGCs, Autonomous Mobile Robots, Articulated Robotic Arms, Sensors, Software, Cloud Computing, Driverless Vehicles, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Omni-Channel Fulfillment, Unified Commerce, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable and Mobile Technologies
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Freight Transportation, Parcel Delivery, Security, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Sensors, Supply Chain Management Software, Third Party Logistics and Reverse Logistics
MATERIAL HANDLING & LOGISTICS EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Casters/Wheels/Tires, Hydraulic and Electrical Components and Controls, Robotics, Personnel/Burden Carriers, Racks, Forklifts, Batteries, Lift Trucks, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Tool Handling, Conveyors, Mezzanines, Lift Tables, Scissor Lifts, Unit Handling Systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems/Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Ergonomic and Safety Equipment, Carousels, Modular Drawer Storage, Order Picking, Sortation Equipment, Shelving and Workstations, Third-Party Logistics
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & CONTROLLING TECHNOLOGIES
Computers, Controllers, Software Programs, Systems Integrators, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems/Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Remote Control Equipment, Wireless Control Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning, Order Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems
WAREHOUSE & MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
Dock Levelers, Dock Pads, Doors, Forklift Trucks, Racks, Flooring, Handling Systems, Forklift Attachments, Conveyors, Hoists, Cranes, Monorails, Loading Dock Equipment, Below/Hook Lifting Devices
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Alternative Fuel Systems, Parcel Management and Distribution, Reverse Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Sustainable Facility Equipment, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems, Inventory Security Services
AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS
Barcode Printers and Scanners, Vision Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, RFID Systems, Systems Integrators
Supply Chain Trends, Best Practices & Inspiring Thought Leaders
WOMEN LEADING INSUPPLY CHAINS
MONDAY, MARCH 20 | 8:45 AM
Join this panel of AWESOME women as they share their journey through supply chain challenges they have faced, how they continue to break down barriers, use their voice to advocate for themselves and others, and develop strong networks. During this keynote moderated by AWESOME CEO Michelle Dilley, these leaders will share their vision for the future.
A CONVERSATION WITH JOSÉ ANDRÉS
TUESDAY, MARCH 21 | 8:45 AM
One of TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world, José Andrés has captured the imagination of a nation, not only as one of the most popular chefs in America, but with his dynamic personality and diverse humanitarian projects aimed at making the world a better place. He is the founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters as well as the Ukraine war.
Join him as he shares his inspiring story of, and the logistics behind, making the world a better place one meal at a time.
2023 MHI ANNUAL INDUSTRY REPORT KEYNOTE PANEL
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 | 8:45 AM
This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the trends and digital technologies that are transforming supply chains. Deloitte will join MHI CEO John Paxton in presenting the report findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.
A CONVERSATION WITH RON HOWARD
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 | 1:00 PM
Maybe you know him as the director of iconic films such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Rush, and, most recently, We Feed People, and Thirteen Lives. Maybe you first saw him as Opie on The Andy Griffith Show or Richie Cunningham on Happy Days. Or maybe his voice will forever be stuck in your head as the narrator in Arrested Development.
Whatever springs to mind when you hear his name, you’re surely familiar with the career of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. Whether in front of or behind the camera, Howard has been a part of many of the most significant projects in every decade since the 1960s.
WOMEN IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY FORUM
MONDAY, MARCH 20
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Powered by MHI, WERC and MHEDA
Join your peers for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. Separate fee and registration required. Visit promatshow.com/women to learn more.
MHI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING EVENT
MONDAY, MARCH 20
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry. Pre-registration is not required to attend, just wear your ProMat 2023 badge.
MHI INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH NATE BARGATZE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 | 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of recognition, networking and fun at MHI Industry Night at ProMat. This event will feature the naming of the 2023 MHI Innovation Award winners as well as laughs from comedian Nate Bargatze. Bargatze was featured as one of Esquire’s “Best New Comedians” by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s “Comedians to Watch” in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” and as #1 on Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know.” He has two Netflix specials, The Greatest Average American and The Tennessee Kid, as well as a weekly podcast called Nateland.
VISIT PROMATSHOW.COM/INDUSTRYNIGHT TO LEARN MORE & PURCHASE TICKETS
WIN A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Tickets to this event are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The door prize for this event will be a chance to win a trip of a lifetime vacation. Value: $30,000.
See official rules at promatshow.com/rules
the hub is the premier place to find connections.
Located in the middle of the ProMat 2023 show floor, The Hub is an interactive resource center that offers multiple informational and networking opportunities for ProMat visitors. The Hub will feature several major attractions to guide you through your ProMat 2023 experience while being a destination in itself. Hub attractions include the following:
- A Social Networking Lounge
- Wireless Internet Center
- Mobile Charging Stations
When you register for ProMat, you get a free ProMat 2023 admission badge, free access to Keynotes, free admission to the ProMat Educational Theaters.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER FOR FREE ADMISSION AT PROMATSHOW.COM
PROMAT 2023 HOTELS
ProMat 2023 attendees get discount rates at select hotels in the Chicago area. These hotels also offer free shuttle service to McCormick Place during the show. Visit promatshow.com/hotels to learn more.
FOR ADDITIONAL HELP AND INFORMATION:
Email: [email protected]
THE PREMIER MATERIAL HANDLING, LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATION
At MHI, our first and only priority is giving supply chain professionals access to the solutions they need to be successful. For more than 75 years, we’ve been staging trade events in pursuit of this goal. Today, both MODEX and ProMat are widely considered the industry’s premier “must-attend” manufacturing and supply chain events.
At MHI, we reward innovators who are moving our industry forward with the MHI Innovation Award. The 2023 award will be given to winners in three categories:
- Best New Innovation
- Best IT Innovation
- Best Innovation of an Existing Product
Learn more at promatshow.com/innovation-awards