ProMatDX to Showcase Key Manufacturing and Supply Chain Equipment and Technologies

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

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#logistics–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 650 Product Demonstrations
  • 110 Digital Seminars
  • AI Solution-Provider Matchmaking and Live Video Meetings
  • April 12 Keynote Panel: Transformation in Action: Introducing The 2021 MHI Innovation Award Winners
  • April 13 Keynote: Beyond COVID-19: Building Supply Chain Resilience is the Key to Recovery and Preparing for Future Disruption
    Moderator, Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network


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


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


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

    Moderator: Sheila Benny, President – Optricity Corporation


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

  • MHI Young Professionals Networking and Women’s Networking Roundtables
  • Attendee Innovation Chats on Relevant Supply Chain Topics

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

ProMatDX will be held April 12-16 and will offer a Sneak Peak Week from April 5-9 where attendees can go to 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 to learn more and register for free admission to ProMatDX.

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.


For more information on MHI activities and programming contact

Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.

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