CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When the industry’s premier manufacturing and supply chain expo, ProMat 2019, opens on April 8 it will include over 950 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference focusing on what's new and what’s next in solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations. This event, powered by MHI, is the best opportunity in 2019 for manufacturing and supply chain professionals to network, learn and see cutting-edge equipment and technology in action.
ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, highly automated systems/software, robotics and emerging technologies.
The ProMat Conference will include four keynotes and a new theater on emerging supply chain technology. 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 2019. The Keynotes are co-presented by ProMat and Automate.
“ProMat is truly where manufacturing and supply chain automation comes to life,” said George Prest, CEO of MHI. “Only at ProMat can attendees gain actionable insights into improving their operations, see the leading innovations in action on the show floor, and make meaningful connections with peers and solution providers all under one roof.”
MHI has expanded the educational and networking offerings at ProMat 2019 to provide attendees with the best possible show experience and to connect them with the people, innovations and tools they need to tackle the challenges of today's ever-changing business environment.
ProMat Speaker Lineup
April 8 Keynote: Blockchain Technology for Supply Chains
Moderator: Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business School
- David Cecchi, Senior Director, Enterprise Data, Cargill
- Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur & C3PO First, CEO, Founder of Everledger
- Michael J. Reed, Director – Blockchain Program at Intel Corporation
April 9 Keynote: Closing the Supply Chain Gender Gap
Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
April 10 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2019 Annual Industry
Report-Elevating Supply Chain Digital Consciousness
Moderators: George W. Prest, CEO, MHI and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Annette Danek-Akey, SVP Supply Chain, Penguin Random House
- Jim Liefer, CEO of Kindred AI
- Joel Reed, CEO of IAM Robotics
- Randy V. Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee
April 10 Keynote: The Three Keys to Business Success – People,
Marcus Lemonis, CNBC's "The Profit" / CEO, Camping World / Serial Entrepreneur
April 10: MHI Industry Night with Craig Ferguson
ProMat will feature an evening of music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Craig Ferguson on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets to this event are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. The door prize for this event will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Trip Value: $30,000. See official rules.
Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on April 8 at ProMat
MHI has partnered with MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to bring an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in our industry. Learn more.
Complete information on ProMat including complimentary show and educational session registration can be found online at ProMatShow.com.
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 8-11, 2019 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
For more information on exhibiting or attending ProMat, visit 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.