ProMat and The International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show to co-locate

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ProMat and The International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show will co-locate in 2011. Both exhibitions will be held 21-24 March 2011 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

ProMat is sponsored by Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and is a premier material handling and logistics show, held in North America. The International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show is an event for these technologies in North America and is sponsored by the Automation Technologies Council (ATC), an umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA), and Motion Control Association (MCA).

'The decision to co-locate ProMat 2011 and the International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show was made for several reasons,' said John Nofsinger, chief executive officer 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.'

'Robotics, vision and motion control are important components as companies strive to reach their productivity goals,' said Jeffrey 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.'

In 2011, the event will also host the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics, a leading robotics technical conference. 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.

More than 825 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions at the event 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 co-location of the International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show is a natural value-adding fit for both events,' said Nofsinger.

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