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Solve for X at ProMat 2017
Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 ( #808 )
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ProMat – The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2017 – is coming to Chicago April 3-6 and will feature keynotes on Sustainability and Industry 4.0. Magic Johnson will also keynote, presenting on Knowing your Customer.

All problems have a solution – if you solve for X. At ProMat 2017, you’ll find 850+ exhibits and a hundred education sessions tailored to help you discover equipment and system solutions for your material handling and supply chain problems by allowing you to:
  • Streamline your operations and improve visibility
  • Maximize efficiency and flexibility
  • Cut costs
  • Maximize supply chain security
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and software.

ProMat 2017 will include four keynotes and new theaters on autonomous vehicles and drones and sustainable supply chain facility solutions. It also features over 100 show floor educational seminars covering leading trends, best practices and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions that can make manufacturing and the entire supply chain work more efficiently and profitably. The Automate Show and Conference, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation, is once again collocated with ProMat in 2017. The keynotes are co-presented by ProMat and Automate.

"MHI has expanded the educational and networking offerings at ProMat 2017 to provide attendees with the best possible show experience and to connect them with the information and tools they need to tackle the challenges of today's ever-changing business environment," said George Prest, CEO of MHI. "ProMat brings the industry together to collaborate and develop into a community that shares knowledge and solves current and future manufacturing and supply chain challenges."

Keynotes and Highlights


April 3 Keynote Panel: Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from leaders in innovative facility design
Moderator: Andrew Winston, sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold
Panelists: Tamara Barker, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS, Randolph L. Bradley, Technical Fellow, Supply Chain Management, The Boeing Company, Rick Bingle, Vice President of Supply Chain, REI

April 4 Keynote: Industry 4.0 – How intelligent machines are transforming supply chains
Markus Lorenz, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

April 5 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report
George W. Prest, CEO, MHI and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

April 5 Keynote: The Power of Magic: Know your customer and where they are going
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises

April 5 MHI Industry Night: Dana Carvey
ProMat will feature an evening of music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Dana Carvey on Wednesday, April 5. Tickets to this event are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI). The door prize for this event will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Trip Value: $30,000. See official rules.

April 4 Forum: Women in the Supply Chain Industry
MHI has partnered with MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) and AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) to bring an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in our industry. Learn more.

Bring your manufacturing and supply chain challenges and leave with the tools to identify best practices, meet – and exceed – customer needs, and gain a competitive edge. ProMat is the largest international material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference held in North America and South America. Complete information on ProMat including complimentary show and educational session registration can be found online at www.ProMatShow.com.


ProMat is Powered by MHI
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. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. 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.

Visit promatshow.com today and join us April 3-6, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Register today!

The ProMat website includes an exhibitor directory, show floor map, event news updates, tips on getting approval to attend, hotel and travel information, as well as frequently asked questions. After registering and exploring the website, be sure to follow ProMat and MHI on Twitter @poweredbymhi using #ProMatShow, join the groups on LinkedIn, and like MHI on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/poweredbymhi to receive news and updates as well as share the event with your friends.

If you need help or have questions please contact us!

MHI
P: (704) 676-1190
E: send an email
W: www.promatshow.com
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