ProMat-The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2017 is Coming to Chicago April 3-6

Keynotes on Sustainability, Industry 4.0 and Magic Johnson on Knowing
Your Customer Highlight ProMat Conference

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#manufacturing–When the material handling and logistics industry’s premier event,
ProMat 2017, opens on April 3 it will include over
850 exhibits
from leading solution providers and a comprehensive
Educational Conference
of over 100 sessions focusing on what’s next
in best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain
operations. ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material
handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to
computerized, automated systems and software.

The ProMat Conference will include four keynotes and new theaters on
autonomous vehicles and drones and sustainable supply chain facility
solutions. The Conference 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.”

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
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 with 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

Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on April 4 at ProMat
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

Complete information on ProMat including complimentary show and
educational session registration can be found online at

ProMat is the largest international material handling, logistics and
supply chain show and conference held in North America and South
America. The event will be held April 3-6, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick

For more information on exhibiting or attending ProMat, visit

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.

For more information on MHI activities and programming, contact Carol
Miller at 704-676-1190.


Carol Miller, 704-676-1190