ProMat 2007 arrives at Chicago’s McCormick Place Jan. 8-11
ProMat 2007, sponsored by Material Handling Industry of America, will feature more than 700 exhibitors in the South building of Chicago’s McCormick Place from Jan. 8-11. Exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems. Manufacturers, consultants, third party logistics providers, publishers and systems integrators will be there to demonstrate their equipment, systems, software and services to manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, supply chain and logistics professionals from around the world.
In addition to the exhibition, ProMat 2007 will also offer a comprehensive educational conference featuring an executive forum and a show floor education center. Industry experts will lead more than 70 show floor educational sessions covering all aspects of material handling and logistics solutions for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and supply chain operations.
ProMat attracts visitors from more than 85 countries and will again feature an International Visitors Center. The center provides matchmaker services for interested buyers and sellers. International trade specialists will be on hand to provide counseling.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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