ProMat and International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show to Collocate in 2011

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the Automation Technologies Council (ATC) announce that ProMat and The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show will collocate 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).

“The decision to collocate ProMat 2011 and the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show was made for several reasons,” according to John Nofsinger, CEO for MHIA. “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. In today’s world of needing to be nimble and innovative, the collocation is a home run for participants and attendees of both events.”

ProMat, the North American material handling & logistics show, is sponsored by MHIA. The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show is the North American event for these technologies, and is sponsored by RIA, AIA and MCA. In 2011, the event will also host the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics, the world's leading robotics technical conference. The collocation of events is the latest example by MHIA, RIA, AIA and MCA to help end users find solutions to their manufacturing and supply chain challenges.

The collocated ProMat 2011 and International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show will be the largest international event and conference of its kind ever held in the U.S. Over 825 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions to tens of thousands of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution professionals from over 100 countries around the globe.

“Over the past several years, ProMat has experienced a steady increase in both quantity and quality attendees and exhibitors delivering more material handling and logistics solutions for the supply chain. The collocation of the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show is a natural value-adding fit for both events,” said Nofsinger.