ProMat and Automate to Co-locate in 2011

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the Automation Technologies Council (ATC) announce that ProMat and Automate 2011 (formerly The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show) will co-locate in 2011. Both exhibitions will be held March 21-24, 2011 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. ATC is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA), and Motion Control Association (MCA).

“Collocating the two events will allow manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals unparalleled education and networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest equipment and technology display of any show of its kind in North America,” said John Nofsinger, CEO for MHIA.

“Robotics, vision and motion control are important components as companies strive to reach their productivity goals,” said Jeffrey Burnstein, president of ATC.

The co-ocated ProMat 2011 and Automate 2011 will be the largest international event and conference of its kind ever held in the United States. More than 825 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions to tens of thousands of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution professionals from countries around the globe.