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

Free Promotions

What's the best way to let people know you'll be bringing your best productivity solutions to ProMat 2017? Tell them. Tell them. And tell them again--via direct mail, email, your website, our website and your advertising. Free promotions like these are highly effective and raise your trade show ROI.

Online Listing

The ProMat 2017 Online Exhibitor Directory will contain the company name, address, product description and booth number for each exhibiting company. Exhibitors may complete their listing online by logging into Your online listing can be indexed by product categories and can also be found using keyword searches of your listing description.

Submit Online
(Note: you will be asked to login with your MHI credentials.

Deadline to submit is February 12, 2017.

Enhance Your Online Listing by Creating a Showcase

Once you submit your basic listing information, we offer several options to enhance your listing by including your company logo, product photos, website and email links. Click here to learn more.

Direct Mail & HTML Email

Gain maximum exposure for your company with the power of direct marketing.

Focused mailings can generate a 20% response compared to a 2% mass mailing response.

Questions, contact Alex Batty at 704-676-1190 or email Alex Batty.


Order Form

First, order ProMat 2017 direct mail postcards for your customers, prospects, dealers and distributors. MHI provides exhibitors with color postcards full of important information about ProMat 2017.


Login to get started

Follow-up with a personalized HTML e-mail with links to more information on the show and free on-line registration. Personalize the e-mail with your company logo, booth number and a link to your website. You will also receive, via e-mail, all leads from anyone who registers for ProMat 2017 through your e-mail invitation.

Partner with Us

Partner with MHI to promote your participation in ProMat 2017 to your customers and prospects and receive the following:


  • Pre-show postal mailing list sent directly to mailing house for a one-time direct mailing of an approved mailer through exhibitor mailing house or MHI designated mailing house**


  • Post-show attendee postal mailing list sent directly to mailing house for a one-time direct mailing of an approved mailer through exhibitor mailing house or MHI designated mailing house**
  • Two complimentary email blasts to all or a selection of the ProMat post-show attendee list, including first choice of post-show email blast dates. MHI will conduct the email blast on the exhibitor's behalf.

To Participate

You must fulfill ALL of the following requirements by February 25, 2017:

  1. Fill Out & Return Forms
    Sign and return a completed copy of the Partnership Program Order Forms and License Agreement.

  2. Meet Ad Requirement
    Fulfill one of the below options to meet requirements for participation.

    • Option 1
      Copies of at least one pre-show advertisement (print or online*) that includes the ProMat 2017 logo in an MHI approved trade publication, including MHI Solutions magazine.

    • Option 2
      Purchase $500 or more in ProMat 2017 advertising - OR - sponsorships.

  3. Meet Direct Marketing Requirement
    Fulfill one of the below options to meet requirements for participation.

    • Option 1
      Send a sample of at least one direct mailing sent to your customer/prospect database that includes the ProMat 2017 logo

    • Option 2
      E-mail to your customer/prospect database featuring the ProMat 2017 logo and link to Submit an email tracking statement that includes date sent and size of distribution list.

* Online ads must appear on websites outside of your own company's.
** Additional fees apply to execute direct mailings.

Questions, contact Alex Batty or 704-676-1190.

Place a programmed ProMat 2017 logo on your company's website with a link to online attendee registration. When a visitor on your website clicks through this logo link and registers, that visitor's contact information is emailed to you within 24 hours.

Get ProMat Logo
(Note: you will be asked to login with your MHI credentials)

Follow the instructions to place the ProMat 2017 logo on your website.

Questions, contact MHI at 704-676-1190 or email Joey Holt.

LeadLink Options

1 Minute 2 Connect

If you only had one minute to connect with ProMat attendees what would you say? How would you get them to your booth? Now is your chance to tell attendees your story using the power of video. Create a one minute video to tell attendees why your company should be on their show agenda. Be informative, be engaging, be brilliant, but most importantly be persuasive and get them to your booth.

Top three videos with the most votes as of 4pm (EDT) on March 20, 2017 will win. The three winners will have their video posted on the home page and receive a $100 gift certificate. Winners will be notified March 21, 2017.

Get Started

  1. Complete your video, one minute or less
  2. Post the video to your YouTube account (Note: video must be public and status of "listed")
  3. Complete the submission form

Disclaimer: MHI reserves the right to refuse to display any videos we deem inappropriate. No offers of over $100 in value are allowed.

Submit Entry
(Note: you will be asked to login with your MHI credentials)

MHI Innovation Award

ProMat 2017 welcomes submissions for the MHI Innovation Award competition. The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain innovative products and services to ProMat attendees.

Winners will be announced by MHI CEO George Prest during Industry Night at ProMat 2017. The finalists will be published on and recognized in an editorial feature in the MHI Solutions magazine. You must be a ProMat 2017 exhibiting company to be eligible.

3 Award Categories

  • Best New Innovation
  • Best IT Innovation
  • Best Innovation of an Existing Product

Definition of Innovation

A new product, product line, technology or service or new application of existing products or technology that create quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings, customer satisfaction, etc.

How to Enter

  1. Complete MHI Innovation Award submission form.
  2. Include one high resolution (300 dpi) color photo of innovation and if available, a short video demonstration.
  3. Finalists** must participate in a 10-minute on-site demonstration on the show floor. Demonstrations will be scheduled to take place between 8:00am and 12:00pm on the first day of the show.

Judging Criteria

  • Quantifiable and sustainable results in cost savings, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction
  • Level of significance to the specific manufacturing or supply chain challenge
  • The impact on the organization's overall supply chain
  • Relevance to today's manufacturing and supply chain professional (ProMat attendee)
  • The creativity of the product or service

Questions, contact Greg Baer or 704-676-1190.

Submit EntryDeadline to submit is January 12, 2017.
(Note: you will be asked to login with your MHI credentials)

Note: **Finalists will be notified by March 1, 2017 of their participation in the demonstration portion. Finalists must commit to having two representatives in their ProMat booth on the morning of April 3, 2017 to participate in their final evaluation by the judging committee.**

Career Forum

Post a job to the ProMat 2017 career forum. visitors can search through available positions by location, job function, salary, and keywords, and then schedule follow up meetings at the show.

Submit Job
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Media Downloads

Feel free to download the following files to add to your own marketing materials to support your participation in ProMat 2017.



Questions, contact Carol Miller or 704-676-1190.