Registrants' strong buying plans are a positive sign that the economic recovery is taking hold
ProMat 2015 attendees are registering in record numbers for the event to be held March 23-25 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. Below are some highlights from current ProMat attendee demographics.
50% are corporate or senior management
27% are middle management
88% have buying power
67% buy for distribution centers
56% buy for manufacturing facilities
54% buy for warehouses supporting manufacturing
38% plan on spending over $1 million over the next 18 months
83% are coming to see new products
58% are coming to network and learn.
When it comes to the solutions ProMat attendees are looking for, the top categories are:
--Conveyor & Sortation Equipment (54%)
--Fork Lift Trucks (53%)
--Racks, Shelving and Storage Equipment (52%)
--Automation Equipment and Systems (44%)
--Ergonomics & Safety Equipment (43%)
--Packaging and Shipping Shipping Solutions (40%)
These statistics are an early indication that the economic recovery is impacting the manufacturing, retail and supply chain industries as they are planning increased capital expenditures over the next 18 months. For more information and to register to attend ProMat, visit www.ProMatShow.com.
From March 23-25, 2015 the material handling, supply chain and logistics industry will showcase the latest solutions and innovation at ProMat, the Industry's largest North American expo. With 800 exhibits, four keynotes, over 100 educational seminars and Supply Chain Workforce Summit, ProMat is a one-stop destination for manufacturing and supply chain solutions. ProMat is the one expo where attendees can see and learn about the latest innovations and solutions the industry has to offer and meet the leading providers face-to-face. To learn more about ProMat and to register to attend, please visit www.ProMatShow.com.
ProMat is powered by MHI. MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution-specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.