Attendance grew 3% to over 35,000. The show featured 736 exhibitors, a 12% growth over ProMat 2005. Its size was 300,000 net sq ft.

MHIA CEO John Nofsinger said: “Visitors and exhibitors agree that ProMat 2007 was a tremendous success for them. Attendees came not just looking for supply chain solutions, but ready to buy and implement them.” He added: “Exhibitors came armed with their best solutions the industry has to offer.”

A highlight for Nofsinger was its diversity – from equipment and technology solutions on the show floor to the companies attending and countries represented and the “unique challenges each faces to make their supply chains work more productively and profitably.”

Exhibitors were grouped by category in five so-called “show-within- a-show” solution centres:

– the centre for equipment, components and manufacturing solutions

– the centre for fulfillment and delivery

– the centre for information technology solutions

– the centre for assembly logistics and support solutions

– the knowledge centre

ProMat 2009 will be held at the same venue – McCormick Place South.

The next MHIA-sponsored trade event will be NA 2008, April 21-24 at Cleveland’s I-X Centre. For more information on exhibiting or to register as an attendee, visit