ProMat – The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Event of 2023 Returns to Chicago March 20-23

In-person event to feature keynotes from José Andrés and Ron Howard

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#chicago–When the premier manufacturing and supply chain trade event of 2023, ProMat, returns to Chicago on March 20 it will include 1,000 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 150 sessions focusing on best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations. ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling, logistics and transportation industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and smart, connected supply chain technologies.

“There is no substitute for ProMat where you can see all of the latest innovations in-person and in-action. You will get the solutions to your specific operational challenges, during the educational sessions and by speaking with the leading innovative material handling and supply chain suppliers,” says John Paxton, CEO, MHI. “We are excited to provide this market access and knowledge opportunity for the entire supply chain community.”

“Seeing the large array of solutions, meeting with leading suppliers and connecting with peers will allow attendees the opportunity to discover products, services and technologies that will be essential for their success in the future,” adds Daniel McKinnon, EVP of Exhibitions, MHI.

ProMat 2023 Conference

In addition to the exhibits, the ProMat Conference will include four keynotes and over 150 educational seminars covering leading trends, best practices and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions that can make manufacturing and the entire supply chain work more resiliently, efficiently and profitably.

  • March 20 Keynote: Women in Leadership Panel

    Moderated by Michelle Dilley, CEO of AWESOME
  • March 21 Keynote: A Conversation with José Andrés

    Chef and founder of World Central Kitchen
  • March 22 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2023 Annual Industry Report
    John Paxton, CEO, MHI and Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • March 22 Keynote: A Conversation with Ron Howard

    Academy Award-Winning Director, Cultural Icon and Actor
  • March 22: MHI Industry Night with Nate Bargatze
    ProMat will feature the announcement of the 2023 MHI Innovation Award winners during an evening of music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Nate Bargatze on Wednesday, March 21. Tickets to this event are $50. The door prize for this event will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Trip Value: $30,000. See official rules.
  • Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on March 20 at ProMat

    MHI has partnered with Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association and the Warehousing, Education and Research Council (WERC) to bring an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in our industry.
  • MHI Young Professionals Network Reception on March 20 at ProMat

    This event provides attendees to network and connect with young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry.
  • ProMat Student Day on March 22

    MHI in partnership with Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) presents Student Day at ProMat 2023 on Wednesday, March 22. This event features guided show floor tours to attract the future talent to our industry.

ProMat is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North America and South America. The event will be held March 20-23, 2023 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information and for complimentary registration for ProMat, visit

ProMat 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. WERC is a division of MHI.


For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.