ProMat 17 is Over; Long Live MODEX 18

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex

ProMat is over. We survived. I kid. Really, we actually had a great time, and as a trade show newbie, it blew my mind how big it was. But now that ProMat’s over, it’s time to start prepping for the next thing: MODEX 2018. So let’s start with some cool things about MODEX.

First, did you know that MODEX 2016 won some awards? It made the 2017 TSNN Top 25 Fastest-Growing Shows list (and MODEX 2014 as well) *brushes shoulders*

It also made the TSE Fastest 50 list (for both years) *brushes shoulders again*

So what do you need to know about MODEX 2018? Well, for the first time, MODEX will have exhibits in both the B and C Hall of the Georgia World Congress Center, which is cool. There is a reason we’re making the TSNN and TSE lists – we need the space.

In the B Hall, we’re going to be dividing it into solution-specific centers, much like we do with ProMat. MODEX will feature centers on equipment and components for manufacturing/assembly logistics solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions.

We’re also introducing a new Solution Center in the C Hall on Smart City Logistics. This topic was chosen based on the findings two leading supply chain trend reports—the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report and the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics 2.0.

Over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on MODEX’s two show floors totaling over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. MODEX exhibits will represent solutions that span the supply chain, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and information technologies. Manufacturers, consultants, third party logistics providers, publishers and systems integrators will be there to demonstrate their equipment, systems, software and services.

MODEX will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities.

MODEX is the largest international supply chain expo held in North America and South America. The event will be held April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

For more information on exhibiting or attending MODEX, visit