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With less than one month until the show, manufacturing and supply chain professionals are registering for ProMat 2019 in record numbers. Looking at attendees that have registered to date, they have big spending plans and represent the majority of the Fortune 1000 and top 100 retailers.
This year, ProMat is set to feature four keynote presentations offering critical insights from experts into logistics trends, including blockchain’s anticipated impact across multiple aspects of supply chains, ways to attract and retain women to our historically male-driven industry, the latest industry research findings, and three keys to business success.
This year's largest manufacturing and supply chain expo is scheduled to be held April 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and will co-locate with Automate 2019.
After receiving 108 submissions for this year’s awards from ProMat 2019 exhibitors, six judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process and 12 finalists were announced.
Manufacturing and supply chain professionals from around the world will descend on Chicago this spring, drawn there by ProMat 2019, the nation's largest exhibition of material handling, supply chain and logistics equipment and technologies.
The digital era has arrived, and supply chains must adjust. The season’s biggest manufacturing and supply chain event, ProMat, is aiming to help. This year’s conference will include more than 140 educational sessions—bringing together leading industry experts to share the latest information on trends, technologies and innovations.
Apex Supply Chain Technologies
ORBIS Corporation
Conference News
  
During ProMat 2019, MHI will release the 6th edition of its Annual Industry Report during the April 10 keynote panel. Compiling responses from thousands of manufacturing and supply chain professionals, this year’s report has a special focus on artificial intelligence and digital supply chains.
As e-commerce becomes the norm in warehousing and distribution, the need to adapt storage and retrieval systems is imminent. Industry experts from the Rack Manufacturers Institute will share how rack system designs are changing to meet the requirements of the e-commerce world.
Overhead crane safety tops the agenda as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America hosts its annual educational conference at ProMat. Attendees will receive insight into the latest developments in overhead crane safety and earn seven professional development hour credits.
John MHI for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. Now is the time for women to look at the connections, communication style and leadership skills needed to advance their careers. Learn the three truths female leaders need to know and gain the self-awareness and skills necessary to be an authentic, credible and confident leader.
When the material handling and logistics industry’s premier event, ProMat 2019, opens on April 8 it will include co-located sessions of the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Summit presented by Robotics Business Review. Conference sessions will focus on automation, AI, robotics and the latest intelligent technologies for supply chain operations.
ProMat 2019 will feature a new theater on emerging supply chain and sustainability technology. This theater will include sessions on autonomous vehicles, robotic, AI and IoT solutions.
Inductive Power for AGVs
Vahle Inc.
VAHLE’s vPOWER offers efficient power supply for either battery charging or direct power. vPOWER installed along the travel path of the AGV allows for safe and constant power supply, eliminating the need for charging stations or frequent downtime.
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
  
ProMat is more than just a trade show. It's about finding that wow that helps push your company forward. Sometimes that comes in the form of finding just the right solution for your supply chain. And sometimes it comes in the form of inspiring, educational content that sparks an idea that leads to an innovation in your company, whether in process or in culture. This year, that inspiration comes in the form of Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. At ProMat, Saujani is going to be speaking specifically on closing the gender gap in our industry.
  
Marcus Lemonis is a self-made billionaire and is widely recognized for his hit CNBC reality series, "The Profit." He has a large fan base and is admired for much more than his TV personality. Here are five reasons why people love Marcus Lemonis and why you should make plans to attend his ProMat keynote.
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp.
Power Electronics International, Inc.
Networking
  
MHI Industry Night at ProMat 2019 will feature entertainment by Craig Ferguson, a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. You might know Ferguson from hosting the American late-night talk show, "Late Late Show," or for his role on the American game show "Celebrity Name Game," but do you know these 10 things about his life and career?
Do you like free stuff? Me too. Do you like stuff that is normally super expensive for free? I am also nodding my head emphatically and grinning, fellow internet human. Okay, so the door prize for Industry Night at ProMat 2019 is a luxury package trip of lifetime vacation, valued at $30,000. The cool part is that it’s really up to you how you spend it.
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 2019 badge and drop by Room S102D at 5:00 PM.
Concierge services and exclusive offers are available to ProMat attendees and exhibitors.
Videos & Sponsors
During the week of April 8, Chicago’s McCormick Place will open its doors and welcome ProMat 2019, an expo for the manufacturing, distribution and supply chain industries, sponsored by MHI.
  
ProMat 2019 is where manufacturing and supply chain innovation comes to life, in person and in action. View this video to see what you can expect during this one-of-a-kind event.
Visibility is Everything. Manhattan TMS
Manhattan Associates Inc.
Every minute of every day, Manhattan TMS delivers real-time visibility across your transportation network to ensure reduced handling and transit times, and an improved flow of goods. Visit Manhattan Associates at booth 3668 at ProMat.
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ProMat Insights
DC Velocity has put together a preview of the ProMat event including information on exhibits, education, networking and entertainment options.
With a record number of exhibitors and attendees seen at Modex 2018, MHI anticipates more of the same at ProMat 2019—the industry’s premier supply chain event. ProMat will once again be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 8-11, 2019.