ProMat 2023: Highlights, Networking, and Education

ProMat 2023 reveals where the industry is headed and helps you stay up-to-date and grow your professional network. But there are 157 educational sessions and multiple networking get-togethers, so seeing everything you want is impossible. To help, we've curated our favorite planning tips -- and combed through every educational session to select highlights.

These seven easy tips optimize ProMat sessions and events:

  1. First, prioritize sessions and booth visits based on your goals and plans for the year.
  2. If you can't attend a session you want, consider working with your team to create a plan and splitting up, then report back to each other later.
  3. Use the ProMat 2023 app to plan the easiest route to each event.
  4. Invite coworkers, vendors, and business contacts to join you at educational sessions or afterward for lunch; it's a great way to stay connected, and it's less of a time commitment than dinner.
  5. Take notes to share with your team, and consider sending thank you emails or cards to the speakers.
  6. Track people you meet in your CRM software, contact management program, or spreadsheet. Include notes on the conversation and action steps with dates – so follow-up is easy, fast, and effective.
  7. Decide which seminars you're interested in before you get to ProMat, and block out time on your calendar.

After thoroughly reviewing every ProMat 2023 event and session, we've compiled a list of noteworthy highlights:


Monday, March 20

  • 8:45am - Women Leading in Supply Chains (Grand Ballroom S100)
  • 10:30am to 11:15am - 5 Ways Warehouse Robotics can Drive Customer Loyalty  (Theater F)
  • 10:30am to 11:15am - Optimizing Warehouse Execution and Warehouse Control Systems with Automation (Theater E)
  • 10:30am to 11:15am - Generate Carbon Credits from Electric Vehicles and Equipment  (Theater C)
  • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Women in Supply Chain Forum  (Room S406ab - Vista Ballroom) 
      • NOTE: This event is a separate charge and registration.
  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm - Solutions Community of MHI Presents: Latest & Greatest Advances @ ProMat in 25 Minutes (Theater G)
  • 12:45pm to 1:30pm - EASE (Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment) of MHI Presents: Maximize Workplace Safety and Minimize Risk: Ask an Ergonomist (Theater H)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm - MHI Young Professionals Networking Event (Room S102bc)
      • NOTE: No admission required; wear your ProMat 2023 badge.


Tuesday, March 21

  • 8:45am - A Conversation with José Andrés (Grand Ballroom S100)
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - WERC Connects Panel Discussion: Growth Through Disruption (Room S406b)
  • 2:30pm to 3:15pm - 10 Racking Mistakes Warehouse Managers Must Avoid (Theater F)



  • 8:45am - 2023 Annual Industry Report (Grand Ballroom S100)
  • 10:30am to 11:15am - The 6 Principles of a Best-In-Class Rack Safety Program (Theatre A)
  • 1:00pm - A Conversation with Ron Howard (Grand Ballroom S100)
  • 4:30pm to 7:00pm - MHI Industry Night with Nate Bargatze (Grand Ballroom S100)
      • NOTE: This event is a separate charge.


Thursday, March 23

  • 10:30am to 11:15am - Generate Carbon Credits from Electric Vehicles and Equipment (Theatre I)

Pick a time to visit Crown Battery's Booth (S1075). We're looking forward to seeing you at Promat 2023!

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