ProMat and Robots, Vision & Motion Control shows to co-locate in 2011

FEBRUARY 8, 2010--Material Handling Industry of America and the Automation Technologies Council announce that ProMat and The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show will co-locate in 2011.

FEBRUARY 8, 2010--Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the Automation Technologies Council (ATC) announce that ProMat and the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show will co-locate in 2011. Both exhibitions will be held Mar. 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; all Ann Arbor, MI, USA).

"The decision to co-locate ProMat 2011 and the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show was made for several reasons," according to John Nofsinger, CEO for MHIA. "Co-locating 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 co-location is a home run for participants and attendees of both events."

"Robotics, vision, and motion control are important components as companies strive to reach their productivity goals," adds Jeffrey A. Burnstein, president of ATC. "We feel this co-location provides an incredible opportunity for the exhibitors and visitors of each show to meet new prospects and suppliers, see new products, and obtain new knowledge."

ProMat is sponsored by MHIA. The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show is the premier event for these technologies in North America and is sponsored by RIA, AIA, and MCA. In 2011, the event will also host the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics. The co-location 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 co-located ProMat 2011 and International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show will be the largest international event and conference of its kind ever held in the US, say organizers. More than 825 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions to tens of thousands of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution professionals from more than100 countries around the globe.

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

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design

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