Automate and ProMat to co-locate in 2013
November 8, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Automation Technologies Council (ATC) and the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) have announced that the Automate Show and Conference will once again co-locate with ProMat in 2013. Both exhibitions will be held January 21-24, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Automate 2013 is the premier event for robots, vision, motion control and related automation solutions in North America. ProMat is the premier material handling and logistics show held in North America. The co-location of events is the latest effort by ATC and MHIA to help end users find solutions to their manufacturing and supply chain challenges.
“We had such terrific feedback from attendees and exhibitors in 2011, that it made perfect sense to build upon and expand our co-location in 2013,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of ATC. “We’re looking forward to an outstanding Automate event that educates current and potential users on how automation solutions can help them improve productivity, boost product quality, speed time to market, reduce costs and become stronger global competitors.”
“The decision to co-locate ProMat 2013 and Automate 2013 was an easy one after the successful co-location of these events in 2011,” said George Prest, chief operating officer for MHIA. “The co-location of Automate with ProMat 2013 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.”
The co-located Automate 2013 and ProMat 2013 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 some 30,000 professionals from more than 100 countries in industries such as warehousing/distribution, automotive, alternative energy, consumer goods, defence, food and beverage, electronics, lab automation, medical, pharmaceutical, plastics, printing, security, semiconductors and more.