ProMat 2019 Attendees Planning Major Supply Chain Investments Over The Next 18 Months

ProMat 2019 attendees are registering in record numbers for the event to be held April 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

When attendees register, they are asked to answer a variety of demographic questions indicating their industry, product interest, buying authority and spending plans. Looking at attendees that have registered to date, they are high in quality from a buying authority perspective and represent the majority of the Fortune 1000 and top 100 retailers. Below are some highlights from current ProMat attendee demographics.

–48% are corporate or senior management
–26% are middle management
–83% have buying power
–63% buy for distribution centers
–50% buy for manufacturing facilities
–52% buy for warehouses supporting manufacturing
–35% plan on spending over $1 million over the next 18 months
–82% are coming to see new products and innovations
–58% are coming to network and learn.

When it comes to the solutions ProMat attendees are looking for, the top categories are:
–Automation and Robotics Equipment and Systems (52%)
–Conveyor & Sortation Equipment (47%)
–Fork Lift Trucks (45%)
–Racks, Shelving and Storage Equipment (42%)
–Packaging and Shipping Solutions (38%)
-Automatic Identification & Data Collection/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) (37%)
-Ergonomic and Safety Equipment (36%)

These statistics are an early indication of investments in the manufacturing and supply chain equipment and systems. For more information and to register to attend ProMat, visit