ProMatDX to Showcase Key Manufacturing and Supply Chain Equipment Technologies


First ever digital ProMat expo will offer critical insight into leading trends building supply chain resilience including robotics, AI and IIoT

Sunday, March 14, 2021

In these unprecedented times, supply chain solutions are more critical to business success than they have ever been. To answer this call, MHI created the ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX), a new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions they need now to improve the resiliency and agility of their operations.
 
ProMatDX combines the power of the connections, solution-sourcing and education that only ProMat can deliver with the latest digital event technology in a five-day event that will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry—April 12-16.
 
"ProMatDX is truly where manufacturing and supply chain automation comes to life,” said John Paxton, CEO of MHI. “Only at ProMatDX can attendees gain actionable insights into improving their operations, see the leading innovations in action in product demos and educational sessions, and make meaningful connections with peers and solution providers through state-of-the-art AI matchmaking." 
 
ProMatDX will deliver the largest and broadest array of manufacturing and supply chain solutions on a state-of-the-art digital event platform, including:
  • Sponsor Showcases and Product Demonstrations: ProMatDX will feature sponsor showcases and product demonstrations from leading material handling, logistics and supply chain solution providers from the United States and around the world.  By attending, you will see new ideas and technologies in action during product demos featuring live Q&A. 
  • Digital Seminars: ProMatDX will offer over 100 seminars on a variety of manufacturing and supply chain topics including DC Velocity-sponsored sessions focused on robotics and automation. All sessions will feature interactive Q&A.
  • AI Solution-Provider Matchmaking and Live Video Meetings: ProMatDX attendees can connect with solutions tailored to their specific needs with AI-matchmaking. You can also request live video meetings to take a deeper dive with solution-providers of your choice.
  • April 12 Keynote Panel: Transformation in Action: Introducing The 2021 MHI Innovation Award Winners
    Join MHI CEO John Paxton as he introduces the winners of the 2021 MHI Innovation Awards for best new innovation, best IT innovation and best innovation of an existing product. During this keynote, you will learn about these innovative solutions and how they can power up your supply chain.
  • April 12 MHI Young Professionals Networking Session
    This session will focus on those new to our industry with interactive networking opportunities.  
  • April 13 Keynote: Beyond COVID-19: Building Supply Chain Resilience is the Key to Recovery and Preparing for Future Disruption
    Join American Logistics Aid Network’s Executive Director Kathy Fulton as she and a panel of supply chain and disaster response thought leaders explore lessons learned from the pandemic and how building long-term resiliency into supply chain and logistics operations will be key to adapting and recovering when future disruption or disaster strikes.

    Moderator, Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network

    Panelists:
    Rick McDonald, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Supply Officer, Clorox
    David Lusk, Director, FedEx Global Security Operations Center at FedEx Services
    Carmela Hinderaker, Senior Director of Business Continuity & Customer Support, C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • April 14 Keynote Panel: 2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Preview
    Innovation Driven Resilience: How technology helps supply chains respond, recover and thrive even amid disruption
    This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Thomas Boykin of Deloitte will join MHI CEO John Paxton in presenting the report findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

    Moderators: John Paxton, CEO, MHI and Thomas Boykin, Supply Chain Specialist Leader, Deloitte

    Panelists:
    Randy V. Bradley, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee
    Annette Danek-Akey, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House
  • April 15 Keynote Panel: Women in Supply Chain: Delivering Proven Success Strategies
    During this keynote, you’ll learn how strong supply chains are built upon resiliency. A panel of women supply chain leaders will share their career experiences and how they successfully implemented, measured and showcased operational success and sometimes challenged the status quo. Get inspired, come away with techniques and ideas to take into action in your operations to develop the supply chain resiliency necessary in today's world.

    Moderator: Sheila Benny, President - Optricity Corporation

    Panelists:
    Megan Smith, CEO, Symbia Logistics
    Erin Donnelly, Director Supply Chain Development at The Home Depot
    Chaneta Sullivan, Esq, Director, Safety, Quality & Compliance, Chick-fil-A Supply
  • April 15 Women’s Networking Roundtables
    These sessions will focus on discussion of topics regarding women in supply chain in an interactive, roundtable style environment.
  • Attendee Innovation Chats
    During ProMatDX, attendees can join these conversations on buzzworthy topics with fellow attendees: Robotics and automation, AI/machine learning, micro-fulfillment, supply chain resilience and the e-commerce boom/omni-channel fulfillment.
     
  • ProMatDX Daily Recaps
    ProMatDX will also feature Daily Recap sessions with news from the ProMatDX show at the end of each day.
  • ProMatDX Contest Will Measure Engagement and Benefit Feeding America
    ProMatDX will feature a contest measuring engagement during the ProMatDX event. Daily winners will be rewarded with a $500 gift card as well as a $500 donation in their name to Feeding America. The daily winners will participate in a lucky draw for a $5,000 trip voucher and a $5,000 donation in their name to Feeding America. Throughout the ProMatDX event, a total of $7,500 will be donated to Feeding America on behalf of the contest winners. All registered and logged in ProMat attendees will be eligible for the contest. Access to free attendee registration and complete contest rules can be found at promatshow.com. 
 
ProMatDX will be held April 12-16 and will offer a Sneak Peak Week from April 5-9 where attendees can go to promatshow.com to plan their ProMat experience by adding sessions and product demos to their personal calendars, connecting with sponsors and setting up video meetings with selected solution providers. 
 
Visit promatshow.com to learn more and register for free admission to ProMatDX. 
 
ProMatDX is Powered by MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. 
 
Contact: For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.
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