ProMat 2017 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL | April 3-6, 2017

About ProMat 2017

Fact Sheet

Name of Show: ProMat® 2017
Show Sponsor: MHI
Show Dates: April 3-6, 2017
Show Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

About the Event

ProMat 2017 is the premier showcase of material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions in North America. The show is designed to offer productivity solutions and information by showcasing the products and services of over 700 leading material handling and logistics providers.

To make it easier for attendees to find the solutions they need, the ProMat 2017 show floor is divided into three solution-specific centers: Manufacturing and assembly solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions. An extensive educational conference runs concurrently with the show and includes sessions on improving operational productivity and visibility in manufacturing, distribution and in the overall supply chain. This format allows attendees to learn about various material handling and logistics solutions in the educational sessions and then actually see the equipment, systems and services that can implement those solutions.

ProMat welcomes visitors from over 110 countries with it’s International Visitors Program.


Manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals from the United States, Canada, Mexico and over 110 countries around the world are expected to attend. They will attend to find productivity, visibility and cost-cutting solutions for their manufacturing, distribution and warehousing operations.


Over 700 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their productivity solutions on the 300,000 net square foot show floor. Leading manufacturers from across North America will display exhibits representing the following technologies:

Material Handling Equipment and Systems: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Casters/Wheels/Tires, Hydraulic and Electrical Components and Controls, Robots, Personnel/Burden Carriers, Racks, Forklifts, Batteries, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Unit Handling Systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems/Logistics Execution Systems, Conveyors and Sortation Equipment, Ergonomic and Safety Equipment, Scissor Lifts, Order Picking, Carousels, Modular Drawer Storage, Tool Handling, Shelving, Workstations and Third Party Logistics.

Packaging, Containers, and Shipping Equipment: Box and Carton Makers, Packaging Machinery, Wrapping, Inspection of Products by Weight or Scanning, Pallets, Wire Baskets, Plastic and Metal Containers, Palletizing Equipment.

Inventory Management and Controlling Technologies: Computers, Controllers, Software Programs, Systems Integrators, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Wireless and Remote Control Systems, Order Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems.

Dock and Warehouse Equipment and Supplies: Dock Levelers, Dock Pads, Doors, Forklift Trucks, Racks, Flooring, Handling Systems, Forklift Attachments, Conveyors, Hoists, Cranes, Monorails, Below/Hook Lifting Devices. Consultants and Distribution System Planners: Simulators, Modelers, System Designers, Distribution Consultants and Third Party Logistics.

Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems: Bar Code Printers and Scanners, Vision Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems, Systems Integrators.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Alternative Fuel Systems, Parcel Management, Reverse Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Sustainability Facility Solutions, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning, Transportation Management Systems and Inventory Security Services.

Show Hours

Monday, April 3, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Educational Conference

Along with more than 700 exhibits covering more than 300,000 net square feet of show floor, the ProMat 2017 Educational Conference offers highly-focused seminars in specially designed theaters constructed right on the trade show floor and a Keynote on a topical supply chain issue. The educational seminars will focus on the latest material handling and logistics innovations and applications as well as industry issues such as supply chain visibility, ergonomics and worker safety.

Show Registration Fees

There is no cost to attend the show or educational seminars. Free online show registration available here.

Show Management

8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217-3992 USA