10 Reasons Why ProMatDX Is a Must Attend Event for Material Handling and Supply Chain Professionals

ProMatDX, held April 12-16, 2021, is the new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals from the U.S. and over 140 countries with critical access to the latest solutions you need now to improve the resiliency and agility of your operations. Whether you are just learning about the event or you are about to register, here are 10 reasons why ProMatDX is a must attend event for material handling and supply chain professionals.

1. Explore Over 350 Sponsor Showcases and 650 Product Demonstrations

At ProMatDX you will be able to find the solutions you need now to improve the resiliency and agility of your supply chain operations. ProMatDX will feature sponsor showcases 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.

2. Learn from Over 100 Digital Seminars

Find the information you need and the answers you have been looking for to elevate your supply chain. 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 chat and interactive Q&A.

3. Take Advantage of AI Solution-Provider Matchmaking and Live
Video Meetings

Tailor your experience during ProMatDX to fit your needs through AI Solution matchmaking. As a ProMatDX attendee, you can connect with solutions tailored to your specific needs automatically with AI-matchmaking and get the most out of your time during ProMatDX. You can also request live video meetings to take a deeper dive with solution-providers of your choice.

4. Become Inspired by Daily Keynote speakers

ProMatDX will include 4 keynote sessions from leading experts in the supply chain and material handling industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. Hear from MHI CEO, John Paxton as he announces the 2021 MHI Innovation Award Winners and join American Logistics Aid Network’s Kathy Fulton as she and a panel of supply chain and disaster response thought leaders explore lessons learned from the pandemic. You will also be one of the first to preview the 2021 MHI Annual Industry Report and discuss the real-world significance of the report findings. All keynotes are held from 11:00-12:00PM CT daily. View the full keynote speaker lineup here.

5. Give Your Career a Boost by Building Strong Connections

Monday, April 12th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Young Professionals Networking
Close out the first day of ProMatDX with the MHI Young Professionals Network during our virtual networking event. During the event, join other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry as we discuss how to stay up to date on the newest supply chain technologies and other changes within our industry. Come ready to share any tips you might have and learn from your peers.

6. Participate in Round Table Keynote Discussions

All ProMatDX attendees will have to opportunity to continue the keynote conversation in these special roundtable sessions directly after the keynotes below. Through these roundtable sessions, sponsored and moderated by 6 River Systems, Inc., you will be able to collaborate and create meaningful discussions with your peers on how to build supply chain resilience into your operations to prepare for future disruptions. The roundtables are limited to the first 50 participants so be sure to enter directly after the keynote to participate.

Keynote Roundtable – Beyond COVID-19: Building Supply Chain Resilience Is the Key To Recovery and Preparing for Future Disruption
Tuesday, April 13th | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CDT

Keynote Roundtable – 2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Preview
Wednesday, April 14th | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CDT

7.  Connect with and Learn from Women Working in Supply Chain

Women’s Networking – Success, Support, and the C-Suite
Thursday, April 15th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Join Yedidah Glass, Marketing Manager at Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corporation, for a spirited and thoughtful conversation on the success, support and the C-suite for women in supply chain. Topics will include: The Most Powerful Woman in the Room: What does professional success mean for you? Pride & Prejudice: Women Supporting Women on the Way Up The Glass Slipper: Breaking the Glass Ceiling & Navigating the Glass Cliff

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Women’s Networking – Women In Supply Chain Leadership
Thursday, April 15th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Supply Chain Management has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. This is gradually changing according to the “2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey” by Gartner, the average percentage of women in Supply Chain Executive Leadership roles has minimally increased from 11% to 17% over the last year. However, we continue to wonder what women in supply chain, along with male allies, can do to foster a more equitable work environment for women in the supply chain industry? Join us at the Women in Supply Chain Leadership networking event to hear from women at every stage of their supply chain careers. Learn how they have found success in a male dominated industry, what challenges they’ve faced, what advice they’d give to other women entering the supply chain industry, and how they’ve navigated the COVID-19 pandemic while balancing multiple personal and professional priorities. Let’s join together to further discuss what works to most effectively recruit, develop and advance women into senior leadership roles based on demonstrated practices and results in organizations that have made progress.

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Women’s Networking – Women in the Supply Chain: Share Your Experience
Thursday, April 15th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
How did you get started in the supply chain? How did COVID affect your work life? When it’s time for happy hour, join us for a virtual women’s networking event, sponsored by MHS. Women from across the industry will not just talk about what’s behind you – but what’s ahead. How can the underrepresentation of women in the supply chain change? What needs to happen to get there? Mark your calendar for 5:30 EDT / 4:30 CDT to discuss the future of the industry and network with your peers.

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8. Win Prizes for Engagement while Benefiting Feeding America

ProMatDX will feature a contest measuring engagement during the ProMatDX event portal from April 12-16. The contest will measure engagement with sponsor showcase content as well as product demos, seminars and other content. 

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, $7,500 will be donated to Feeding America on behalf of the contest winners. 

All registered and logged in ProMatDX attendees will be eligible for the contest.  Free attendee registration and complete contest rules can be found here at promatshow.com. 

9. Get to know the ProMatDX Sponsors by Viewing Sponsor Videos

It’s never been easier to connect with solution providers that meet your needs. Get to know the ProMatDX sponsors from anywhere by viewing the sponsor videos.

10. Register at No Cost

Five full days of supply chain insights and solutions are free when you register as an attendee at ProMatDX. So what are you waiting for? Register today for the most important week of 2021 for the material handling and supply chain industry.