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Material Handling Trade Show - Promat

Updated on February 6, 2012

Promat 2011 - Solutions that Make the Supply Chain Work

Promat 2011 is a Material Handling and Logistics Trade Show that will take place in Chicago in March of 2011. This International expo is sponsored and ran by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). Attend Promat 2011 to find material handling an logistics solutions that will allow your supply chain to work more efficiently.

Promat 2011 - YouTube video by MHIA

Promat 2011 - Trade Show Info

Show Sponsor - The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)

Location- McCormick Place South, Chicago Il

Show Attendee Registration - online link , email, or call toll free 1-800-446-2622. There is no cost to register as an attendee for Promat 2011

Show Dates - Monday March 21, 2011 through Thursday March 24, 2011.

Show times - Monday through Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Exhibits - Over 700 exhibitors from all over the world

Promat Solution Centers

Promat will be divided into four solution centers to organize the exhibits. The four solution centers will categorize the exhibits so that they are easier to find. The solution centers are as follows.

Manufacturing and Assembly Solution Center - In this center you will find parts, attachments, systems and equipment for the manufacturing environment. These include material handling equipment, automated assembly, robotics, ergonomical equipment and safety equipment.

Fulfillment and Delivery Solution Center- In this center the following areas will be addressed - Order fulfillment, logistics, transportation, warehousing and distribution

Information Technology Solution Center-This center deal with the cutting edge category of information. Hardware, software, and consulting that support the above mentioned areas.

Knowledge Center- This is the area where you will be able to attend free educational seminars.

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
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Promat 2009 Highlights

A typical day at Promat 2009

Promat 2009 Testimonials

Promat 2009 - Educational Resources

Promat 2009 has come and gone. Promat has proved time and time again to be a great educational resource for material handling information.

Below is some of the educational seminars that where presented at Promat 2009. There where more than 100 free educational seminars given during the Promat 2009 expo. If you are interested, handouts and presentations from these seminars can be found at the following promat site -

  • Conveyor Technology & Operational Efficiency - A Systems Design Perspective
  • Deliver Game-Changing Order Fulfillment: How to Break Through Traditional DC Design Trade Offs
  • Selecting Warehouse Lift Solutions to Maximize Your Productivity
  • Consolidation Drives Material Handling Automation: Ventura Foods Case Study
  • Choosing the Right Lift Truck
  • Material Handling Simulation: Techniques and Opportunities for Successful Analysis
  • Centrally Controlled Vehicles (CCV): Changing the Game of Automation to Combine Driven and Guided Vehicle Systems
  • AGVs 201: The Next Generation of Automatic Guided Vehicles
  • Using Warehouse Control Systems to Reduce WMS Total Cost of Ownership
  • Selecting Warehouse Lift Solutions to Maximize Your Productivity
  • Integrating Systems, MHE and World Class Operations
  • What if You Changed your Split Case Order Picking Systems?
  • Breakthrough Technologies in Material Handling


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    • johnyater profile image

      johnyater 7 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Boomer & Wendy, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      This is very interesting. Thank you so much.

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      Boomer60 7 years ago

      John I never knew they had a material handling trade show! I have learned something new today. I love robotics, so I know I would find this interesting.

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      johnyater 7 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Sufi, I also could spend a lot of time touring the trade show. I would probably most like to watch AGV and robootics demos. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Good work, John - That is the sort of Expo where I could spend many happy hours wandering about!

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      johnyater 7 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Billy, thanks for the read and comment.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Very interesting hub on the material handing trade show - gives those not familiar with material handling and Promat a good understanding.