May 16, 2019
Manufacturing and supply chain professionals gathered in record numbers in Chicago for ProMat 2019, the largest material handling and supply chain trade expo in North and South America.
ProMat 2019 was the largest in the 34-year history of the event, with registrations of 49,718 —an 11 percent attendance jump over 2017. The four-day expo, April 8-11, covered 425,000 net square feet of exhibit space on two show floors at Chicago's McCormick Place with 938 exhibiting companies. The ProMat expo was once again collocated with Automate 2019.
ProMat visitors included key decision-makers in virtually all manufacturing and supply chain industries including a majority of the Fortune 1000 and Top 100 Retailers. The quality of the visitors was very strong with a large number of buying teams from key firms in attendance.
“The continued success of ProMat is proof of not only the strength of our industry but of MHI’s commitment to offering a best-in-class supply chain event experience,” says George Prest CEO of MHI. “MHI is dedicated to creating the best environment for exhibitors to showcase their cutting-edge solutions and to maximizing ProMat’s overall Wow-factor by constantly improving the show’s educational and networking opportunities.”
“Investment in supply chain innovation is at a critical inflection point, with a trend of declining investment from 2015 to 2018 being more than countered by a 95% increase in projected spending for 2019. As a result, the energy level among visitors and exhibitors was at an all-time high as more attendees were actively seeking best-in-class solutions for their manufacturing and supply chain operations.”
According to registration data, 82 percent of attendees had buying authority and 34 percent plan on spending $1 million or more over the next 18 months on equipment and systems.
Reflecting the growing global nature of the event, attendees from outside the United States at this year's ProMat represented 145 countries and six continents. They were welcomed by ProMat's International Visitors Center.
ProMat 2021 will be held at McCormick Place from April 12-15, 2021 and will feature a new Robotics & Automation Solution Center.
ProMat 2019, held April 8-11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America. ProMat provides attendees access to the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies.
ProMat attracts visitors from over 115 countries. As an international visitor to ProMat 2019, a number of services will be available to you at the ProMat International Visitors Center to make your visit a more productive and rewarding experience.